Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Ahmedabad: one of it’s kind

A trip to Auto World Vintage Car Museum at Ahmedabad, one of India’s biggest Vintage & Classic car museum takes you to a different world as you marvel at 100 plus vintage cars on display  from early 1900 to 1950s. Cars which used to be epitome of luxury & status.

The museum was created by Late Shri Pranlal Bhogilal, a connoisseur of vintage cars who passed away in 2011 leaving a unique legacy of its kind. His family is taking care of the legacy.

The museum  has rich collection of Vintage car models such as Fort T, Cadillac, Rolls Royce Phantom, May batch, Bentley , Jaguar,  Mercedes, Fiat, Austin Ruby, Magna, Sunbeam, Daimler, Rover , Chrysler, Humber, Riley, Alvis, Citroen and Lincoin.

All the vintage cars on display are maintained in excellent condition. They also offer rides around the estate for a fee in some of these vintage cars. Apart from cars, there are also vintage carts and motorcycles on display.

What not to miss:

Rolls Royce

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Rolls Royce, Phantom IV, 1937

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Rolls Royce, 1932

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Rolls Royce, Phantom III, 1936

Mercedes Benz, Germany:

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Mercedes Benz 1955

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Mercedes Benz 1955

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Mercedes Benz 1937

Cadillac Cars, USA

Cadillac is among the oldest luxury automobile brands in the world, second in America only to GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan.

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Cadillac 1939

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Cadillac 1947

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Cadillac 1949

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Cadillac 1958

Ford, USA

One can find Ford iconic Model T and Model A car in the museum.

The Ford Model T was  introduced on Oct. 1, 1908 and was the first low-priced, mass- produced car with standard interchangeable parts. The car was launched for $ 850 and subsequently sold for $ 260 as savings of mass production was passed to customers. More than 15 Million Model T’s were built and sold between 1908 and 1927. The Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition.

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Ford Model T, 1910

 

The Ford Model A  was first produced on October 20, 1927 and was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. Model A production ended in March, 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all body styles

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Ford A , 1927

 

Buick, USA

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Buick Roadmaster, 1939

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Buick 8, 1935

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Buick Eight Super 1947

Jaguar Mark V

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Jaguar Mark V, 1950

 

Cord 810 Westchester sedan

The car is well known for the flat front nose with a louvered grille design. The front was so similar in look to a coffin, the car was often called “Coffin Nose“.

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Cord 812  Westchester, 1936

Hispano Suiza, France

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Hispano Suiza, 1927 with place for keeping rifle on right side

The Humber Super Snipe

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Humber Super Snipe, 1946

Dodge and Plymouth, USA

On display are the Dodge and Plymouth model pertaining the period 1939 – 1956.

The Dodge Kingsway was built by Dodge for export markets. The Kingsway name was adopted for the 1946 models. Before that, the export models based on Plymouth models had no unique model names. The Kingsway was the lowest-priced Plymouth model in 1949-52.

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Dodge 1956

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Dodge Fluid drive 1947

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Dodge 1939

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Plymouth, 1954

 

Tips:

  1. Best time to visit: Nov – Feb
  2. Entry charges are Rs.50 and camera fee is Rs.100.
  3. The place also has a restaurant serving delicious Gujarati food and a small park for children making this an ideal place for outing with the family. Ideal time of 3 -4 hours is sufficient to see the place.
  4. Address :

Auto World, Dastan Farms, Kathwada,

Sardar Patel Ring Road,

Ahmedabad, India

Contact : +91 -079-22820699

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