By Ahmet Abdülaziz…….
Establishing a museum is not an easy task, so much so that of antique cars. Not all countries have such a museum. For a country, having a museum of antique cars is something for which we must really be proud of. Near East University Car Museum, which is the first and only car museum of Cyprus, showcases a blend of rare classic and sports cars belonging to 19th, 20th and 21st century and attracts great interest to the visitors.
According to the press release issued by the Press and Public Relations office of the Near East University, the museum established by the Near East University in Lefkoşa, has become a frequented place for domestic and foreign tourists, students, young people and classic car enthusiasts. So far more than 40,000 people have visited it.
Near East University Car Museum, which has also been visited and admired a lot by members of various automobile clubs since the day it was opened, has attracted a great deal of interest to children, antique car enthusiasts and collectors as well, while it is emerging as a frequented place especially for tourists visiting our country.
Tourists admire the collection of Rare Classic and Special Production Cars showcased in the museum….
The museum with its rich collection of rare classic cars, including the first models of world brands such as Mercedes, Ford, Ferrari and BMW, makes it possible for visitors to feel as if they were in a time tunnel watching the voyage of these brand cars from the time they launched to the present day. The museum houses not only the rare cars that were produced first across the globe and remained in our days as unique examples of their kind but also many legendary vintage sports cars. Among these legendary cars, 1899 model Crest Mobile, which is the only sample of its brand in the world, 1903 model Wolseley, 1909 model Buick, 1949 model Jaguar XK120, which exceeded 300 km per hour for the first time, Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which is the final variation to wear the Murciélago nameplate, and Dodge Viper SRT10 Final Edition are in the limelight.
Alongside the classic and sports cars, each of which is a milestone in the automobile sector, the meeting room designed by using original aircraft parts also attracts great interest. The Museum, which is located in Near East University Campus and showcases dozens of classic and sports car models, opens its doors for visitors from Monday to Friday, between 08:00-13:00 / 14:00-17:00.