ANTIQUE CARS:Pakistan’s 1ST Online Museum

Antique Cars is the first online museum of its kind in the country. Recently launched in Karachi, It will feature the best antique cars from all over Pakistan.


Founded by Shoaib Qureshy a collector himself. Having conceived this idea two-and-a-half years ago amid the first wave of COVID-19.

“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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Among the guests was Karim Chhapra. He is the owner of Quaid-e-Azam’s 1924 coach-built Rolls Royce Roadster. Chhapra told Dawn that there is a need to promote classic cars in Pakistan, as they are a rich part of the country’s heritage. He stated that:

“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

Similarly, another classic car collector with his 1961 ivory white Mercedes 190 SL and his cheerful bright yellow 1951 MG TD, said that

“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.”

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As a result the bigger purpose.They want to show the love for other countries and their automotive treasures. By taking care of these antique cars.

“Most importantly we hope to bring people together through this common love for antique cars worldwide.” added Shoaib Qureshy.

What separates classic, vintage, and antique cars:

The term “classic car” typically refers to automobiles older than 20 years. Vintage automobiles were produced between 1919 and 1930, whereas antique cars are beyond 45 years old. But, like with many other topics in the automotive industry, there is no universally accepted definition. Both insurance companies and clubs for classic cars categorise each in a different way. Additionally, several categories for classics and antiques overlap.

In conclusion

The website aims to showcase 100 cars at a time. Consequently, to maintain exclusivity and quality over quantity. Moreover, showcasing and sharing their history and also selling exclusive merchandise.

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