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ANTIQUE CARS:Pakistan’s 1ST Online Museum

Antique Cars, launched in 2022 at the prestigious Quaid e Azam House in Karachi, is a groundbreaking online museum that celebrates the best antique cars from all over Pakistan. Founded by Shoaib Qureshy, a passionate collector himself, this remarkable initiative aims to showcase the finest vintage automobiles and educate the public about their historical significance.

In 2023, the first annual Antique Car Show took place on the Frere Hall lawns, boasting the largest collection ever seen in Pakistan’s history. Over a hundred cars were on display, ranging from 99-year-old treasures to more recent additions not older than 40 years.

Vision

Inspired by the initial wave of COVID-19, Shoaib Qureshy is proud to see his vision come to life. Through Antique Cars, he aims to create a platform that not only exhibits magnificent automobiles but also offers a unique journey through time, providing a fascinating perspective on Pakistan’s automotive heritage. The mission is to foster a sense of pride and appreciation for classic cars and their place in our nation’s history.

“Through Antique Cars, we aim to create a platform that not only exhibits these magnificent automobiles but also educates the public about their historical significance. We hope to engage enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public in a journey through time, offering a unique perspective on Pakistan’s automotive heritage.” adds Shoaib Qureshy. We believe that this online museum will serve as a valuable resource for car enthusiasts, researchers, and anyone with an interest in vintage automobiles. It is our mission to foster a sense of pride and appreciation for classic cars and their place in our nation’s history.”

“We often do classic car shows as our hobby. Showcasing beautiful cars in public events, but never on a single platform. This is the first time in Pakistan. An online museum for antique cars can present the best of the best. Not just in our country but to the entire world.”

Shoaib Qureshy Founder

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During the launch event, esteemed guests like Karim Chhapra, owner of Quaid-e-Azam’s 1924 coach-built Rolls Royce Roadster, graced the occasion. Chhapra emphasized the importance of promoting classic cars and preserving these iconic vehicles, which represent a bygone era’s craftsmanship and elegance. Classic cars are not just valuable assets but also cultural treasures that deserve recognition and appreciation.

“The oldest car is the 100-year-old 1922 Amilcar C4 from Islamabad. The youngest is a 35-year-old 1987 BMW two door coupe from Karachi. Above all the two cars that were owned by Miss Fatima Jinnah. Her 1955 Series 62 Convertible Cadillac and her 1965 Mercedes Benz 200. Both in the virtual museum.”

Karim chhapra


Meanwhile, other cars in the museum are also timeless. For example :

  • 1926 Renault
  • 1930 Packard
  • 1935 Chevrolet Master
  • 1930 Cadillac V16
  • 1949 Lincoln Continental V12
  • 1954 Austin Healey,
  • 1958 Corvette
  • 1963 Porsche 356
  • 1966 Aston Martin DB6
  • 1966 Amphicar

What separates classic, vintage, and antique cars:

What separates classic, vintage, and antique cars? While the term “classic car” generally applies to vehicles over 20 years old, vintage cars were produced between 1919 and 1930, and antique cars are over 45 years old. However, there is no universally accepted definition, with different categorizations by insurance companies and classic car clubs. There is often overlap between the categories of classics and antiques.

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“We are living in the time of social media, therefore such a museum is the need of the hour. Therefore, we will showcase to the world, our car heritage.”

Liaquat Malik

In conclusion

Antique Cars envisions bringing people together through their shared love for antique cars worldwide. The website, https://antiquecars.com.pk/, is a valuable resource for enthusiasts, researchers, and anyone interested in vintage automobiles. From showcasing 100 cars at a time to offering exclusive merchandise and sharing their history, Antique Cars maintains the perfect balance of exclusivity, quality, and passion. Join us in celebrating and preserving Pakistan’s automotive treasures!.

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✨Asim Qureshi with his Brother Shoaib Qureshy owner of Ford Mustang 1965 at the @antiquecarspakistan show organized by Pakistan’s First Online Museum for Antique Cars
Fatima Khan