If you are a car lover then surely you love the vintage cars and classic cars of the past. If you see a vintage car on the road passing by you, how you feel? Joyful right? How would you feel if I tell you that you can see more than 100 of those vintage and classic cars at a time?
Yes, that’s truly more than 100 vintage car collections, a museum of vintage cars here in my city Ahmedabad, Gujarat India.
A Gujarati man named Pranlal Bhogilal Patel was a car cognoscente. He started buying vintage and classic cars from all over India and other countries. The collection of all his cars is now an “Auto World Vintage Car Museum”.
About Auto World Vintage Car Museum
This Vintage car museum is one of the major tourist attractions in Ahmedabad. The museum is spread over 2200 acres of Dastan Farm located near Dastan Estate, Sardar Patel Ring Road, Kathwada, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 382430, India.
You will be thrilled to see the collection of cars from reputed brands like Mercedes, Packards, Maybach, Cadillacs, Lincolns. The major attraction is the collection of Rolls-Royce Phantom III of 1936 and 1937, Rolls-Royce of 1933, Silver Ghost of 1923 and 1927.
The Collection of Chevrolet cars of the US is eyecatching.
If you want to take a drive of Cadillac 1949 then you have to pay extra bucks of 1000 INR and the driver will drive you for a couple of kilometers.
The majority of the cars are still very well maintained and in driving condition for example of the above Plymouth of 1954, which has the number plate of Gujarat RTO.
The museum is divided into different sections so as to easily view the cars from close range; however, there are barriers and you are not allowed to cross the barrier and touch the cars.
The owner, Mr. Pranlal Patel has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for its auspicious collection of cars.
Attractions: Vintage Cars from brands like Rolls-Royce, Lancias, Bentleys, Langondas, Daimlers, Mercedes, Packards, Cadillacs, Auburn, Cord, Lincoln, Maybach, etc.
The other attractions are the children’s park where your children can enjoy different rides of toy trains, slides, etc.
If you are hungry then you can fill your appetite by enjoying an authentic Gujarati menu and other mouthwatering dishes at the museum.
Entry Fees and Timings: Previously it was 50 Rs. entry fees and 500 Rs. for vintage car rides. Recently, museum administrators have increased the rates.
Entry Fees: 100 Rs. per person
One Mobile-only Photo click: 100 Rs.
Video Recording: 1000 Rs. from a single mobile/camera:
Car Ride: 1000 Rs. for a couple of kilometers.
Timings: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days.
Auto World Vintage car museum is a must-visit place for everyone who has love of cars. Even if you are not car-crazy then also it is a nice place to see how the cars were in the last millennium and how the technology has transferred from these cars to driverless Artificial Intelligence-driven cars.
Other nearby places to visit: Adalaj Stepwell, Indroda Park at Gandhinagar, Akshardham Temple at Gandhinagar, Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Memorial, Dada Hari stepwell, Kankaria Lake, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Gandhi Ashram, Calico Textile Museum, Science City.
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