What Are Five Most Famous Vintage Car Museums in India?

by Mohammed Burman | 07/12/2018
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In India exist some museums accommodating a collection of historic vintage cars. Let us show you around some of the most famous vintage car museums in India.

1. Ashvek Vintage World

Situated in Goulloy, NH7, Salcete in Goa, Ashvek Vintage World is the beloved spiritual child of the businessman Pradeep.V.Naik. Established in 1985 with a view to educating people on the automobile industry, over the years, his collection has developed from just a few cars into an extensive collection.

The collection consists of the rarest cars in the world such as the 4-door Volkswagen Beetle Limousine, two-motor Vidal Tempo, 1939 Mercedes 170 and 1931 Peugeot, etc. The Vidal tempo model was the Nazi army’s commander car and is the first four-wheel drive in the world.

Ashvek Vintage World

The Ashvek Vintage World was established by the businessman Pradeep.V.Naik to educate the next generations about automobiles

2. Manjusha Museum

Have you ever imagined coming to a religious vintage car museum? Manjusha Museum in Dharmasthala of Karnataka can turn your imagination into reality.

The museum is located near Manjunatha Swamy Temple in Dharamshala. Besides an impressive collection of the vintage and classic automobiles, this museum also accommodates two-wheelers, paintings and antiques gathered from temples in Karnataka. Moreover, it also stores coins of Mauryan Empire, classic cameras and tools once utilized by people who lived along the coastal Karnataka.

Some of the most historic luxurious cars can be found here. The 1924 Rolls Royce, England Austin mini car, 1926 Ambulance model, 1926 Mercedes Benz and 1947 Chevrolet are just a few examples to name.

Manjusha Museum

The Manjusha Museum is a storing place of vintage cars as well as religious artefacts

3. Heritage Transport Museum

Located near NH8, on the Bilaspur- Taoru Road in Gurgaon, Haryana, the Heritage Transport Museum represents the evolution of Indian transport with a collection of not only classic cars but also other vehicles as well.

Coming here, visitors can catch sight of models of two-wheelers, rural vehicles and even railways in the historic times. More note-worthily, a collection of vintage cars used for old Bollywood movies are also on display here. People also stand a good chance of travelling on the heritage train, which is open for four rides each day. Furthermore, numerous events and exhibitions are organized to attract visitors to the place. It deserves to be enlisted as one of the unique Indian car museums.

Heritage Transport Museum

The Heritage Transport Museum houses the automobiles from historic times

4. The Udaipur Palace: Classic and Vintage Car Collection

The artefacts of this museum were owned by the kings of Mewar, who had turned his hobby into one of the most attractive tourist attraction of Udaipur. The Palace Udaipur began exhibiting the Classic and Vintage Car Collection to the audience in 2000. Located in Mewar State Motor Garage on Gulab Bagh Roa in Udaipur, this is the place for a wide range of vintage cars such as the 1983 Cadillac, 1959 Morris Minor and 1946 Buick, etc.

 Classic and Vintage Car Collection of the Udaipur Palace

The Classic and Vintage Car Collection of the Udaipur Palace was the result of the king of Mewar's hobby

5. Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum

Located in Dastan Estate, Sardar Patel Ring Road, Kathwada in Ahmedabad, this museum is regarded as a global vintage car museum with a wide range of classic high-quality automobiles taken from all over the world. Visiting this place, people are sure to be surprised by the rich collection of vintage vehicles produced from the past, some of which once belonged to the Indian monarchies. The collection includes Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Lincolns, Fleetwood and Lagondas, etc. A good news for visitors is that they can photograph the cars.

Pranlal Bhogilal Car Museum

The Pranlal Bhogilal Car Museum is a global automobile museum since it houses numerous vehicles across the world

Above are the five most unique vintage car museums in India. Despite living in different eras and establishing the museums in different places, different periods of time, the people who founded these car museums had one thing in common: they all want to preserve and educate people of different generations about the automobile industry not only in India but also in the world as well. People who have a chance to visit the visit the regions mentioned above, especially those who are interested in automobiles, definitely should not forget to include these museums in the list of the tourist attractions in their city tour.

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