Pakistan’s first ever antique car museum has been launched and it is not less than a treat for car lovers.
The launch of this online antique car museum was held at the Quaid-e-Azam House Museum in Karachi. The event brought together various car enthusiasts and vintage car collectors.
President of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan, Karim Chapra was a part of this launch. He is the owner of the 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which was once a part of Nawab of Bhawalpur’s collection. The car was also used by Quaid-e-Azam to take oath as the governor general on the day of independence.
During the event, owner of the online car museum, Shoaib Qureshy, shared that the idea came to his mind during the Covid-19 lockdown which was almost two and a half years back. He further shared that the online car museum will display 100 cars at one time. The oldest in the collection is a 1922 Amilcar C4 which is 100 years old and the youngest is a 1987 BMW two door coupe which is 35 years old.
The museum also has two vintage cars – the 1955 Series 62 Convertible Cadillac and the 1965 Mercedes Benz 200 – that were owned by Miss Fatima Jinnah. Some other cars that are showcased on the virtual museum include 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, 1955 Ford Thunderbird, 1955 Triumph TR2, 1956 BMW Isetta 300, 1961 Austin Mini Countryman, 1942 Ford GPW, etc. Once you click on a car of your choice, the website will enlarge its image and display a message from its owner as well.
You can also purchase merchandise from the online museum. From mugs to caps, there are different items available on the website. The virtual museum’s website also has a whole section dedicated to the purpose of having an antique car museum.
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