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Vintage Car Museum Nicolini in Lima

Vintage Cars Museum Nicolini

Museo de Autos Antiguos Colección Nicolini

Av. La Molina block 37
  • La Molina
City (Peru)
Phone Number
(+511) 368-0373

The Museum of Jorge Nicolini shows you the most important exhibition of vintage cars in Peru and South America. The 120 cars, manufactured between 1901 and 1973, have all been restored in the Museums workshop and are now in a perfect running condition. You will find rarities like a Boyer (1901), a Clement (1903), Stutz BB (1928) and many more unique cars.

One afternoon in April 1962 Jorge Nicolini saw a 1925 Lincoln used as a simple bus traveling from Carmen de la Legua to Plaza Union and being mistreated by the time and wrong use. On another day he saw the same car again, now driving around with two truck tires. At this moment Jorge Nicolini had the desire of buying and restoring the old Lincoln. He believed it was a lost jewel that deserved to be rescued. This was the beginning of what became 40 years later a magnificent collection of classic cars.

For the first time in Lima the Automobile Museum Association is making available to the general public the Nicolini Collection, comprised of 64 vintage cars manufactures between 1901 and 1973, the historical and cultural value of which is inestimable.

The Association's collection of vintage cars includes a Boyer (1901), a Clement (1903) and a Wanderer (1915), the last survivor of the Sport Tandem model. The most splendid among the cars manufactures between 1920 and 1930 is undoubted the Stutz BB (1928), the only one of its kind in the world. A Pierce Arrow V12 Cabriolet (1934) and an Auburn Speedster (1935).

An outstanding model of the fifties is the Cadillac Fleetwood 75 (1953) that was used by former President Manuel Prado, Manuel A. Odria, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Juan Velasco and as well by celebrities like Charles de Gaulle, Richard Nixon and Prince Akihito while visiting Peru.

The collection also includes a number of sports cars, striking here the Allard K2 (1950). You won't miss the typical cars of the sixties like a Corvette Stingray (1966) and a Mustang Shelby (1965) and of course many more. The museum has a cafeteria and a restaurant service (opened every day except Monday from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm), specialized in barbeques and pizzas from log-fired ovens. Enjoy!


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