All the top antique car collectors of the country were there along with their prized possessions at the launch of Pakistan’s first online Antique Cars Museum at the Quaid-i-Azam House Museum here on Saturday.
Karim Chhapra was there with his salvaged 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in which the Quaid-i-Azam, too, had travelled when it was originally owned by the Nawab of Bahawalpur.
Sharing his views with Dawn about having an online museum for vintage and classic cars of the country, he said that there was a need for it for a very long time. “We the collectors of these cars had even been promised land for the purpose of having a classic cars museum in Karachi, which never happened. So since we don’t have the land, we can at least have an online museum,” he said.
Liaquat Malik, another classic car collector, who was there with his 1961 ivory white Mercedes 190 SL and his cheerful bright yellow 1951 MG TD, said that it was the time of social media, therefore such a museum was the need of the hour. “We will showcase before the world our car heritage,” he said.