Seat Auto Museum partially destroyed by fire.

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by Lilium, Feb 12, 2019 at 5:49 PM.

  1. Lilium

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    Yesterday Seat's Museum at Barcelona got a fire on the workshop, that spread to the A-112 building where historic cars are kept.
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    With over 200 cars at the plant, and the firefighters not arriving quickly enough, the employees themselves pushed around 13 cars to safety, including the pope-mobil, from the '82 visit to spain. some reports mention no damage to the historic cars, while others mention that some were eaten by the fire. as its too soon to have concrete news on the subject, its info that will surge under the next hours.

    I'm at barcelona for a training at Epson (darn you EPSON for dropping the NSX at gt500), and i could smell the smoke yesterday night at the highway.
     
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  2. homeforsummer

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    Holy crap. Hopefully not too many of the cars were damaged, and that no people were harmed. It's an amazing collection - visited myself a couple of years ago (you can see the Popemobile five cars back on the left in that first pic).

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    So far there's reports of no fatal injuries, and only a person inhaled a bit more of smoke. The cars is still something I couldn't confirm.

    I haven't visited yet, and it seems I wont this trip, as I return to Portugal tomorrow. But I should be here in half a year again for some training programs, and i'll have to try to make a hole for a visit.
    Those racing 90's Seat are something I really like, despite not being really given attention in history. Always had great liveries and were cars you saw everyday around.
    In portugal the Ibizas from the 90's are still all the rage as the poor man's tuner cringe.
    But boy they last long, and a stock one is pleasing on the eye.
     
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    According to Jalopnik everything of value, including humans, was fine, which is good news.

    Edit: A few more pics from when I visited. I wasn't aware the place was open to the public - as far as I know it's not a museum so much as a collection for company and media use only (Renault has something similar at their factory in Paris, also off-limits to those outside the company).

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    I remember the Tango concept very fondly.
     
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    Someone asks about it literally every time there's a press conference or roundtable with SEAT's top brass :lol: I think they're wishing they'd never made it...
     
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