Royal Automobile Museum in Jordan
• The Royal Automobile Museum in Jordan
Everyone - his addiction. Some people collect butterflies, others - from ice cream wrappers, and others - aircraft model. A Jordanian kings collect cars and motorcycles, and not some serial copies - but only incredibly expensive and rare exclusive.
Royal fleet includes more than 70 cars - from the rare Cadillac Type 53 to ultramodern and no less exclusive Mersedes-Benz SLR McLaren "Stirling Moss", and approximately the same number of motorcycles. On the basis of the museum collection is created, so see for yourself the best examples of world car industry of all time can be anyone. Welcome to paradise for the big boys!
The museum occupies a separate building in the western part of Amman. The entire collection is not fit, so almost every week of the exhibits change.
The visitors met a replica of the first car in the world, created by Karl Benz in 1886.
Cadillac Type 53, 1916. The first car in the world with eight V-engine, electric start and familiar to us arrangement of controls: gear lever and handbrake are located between the front seats, and clutch pedals, brakes and gas are located in the specified sequence.
Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide, 1995. Anniversary version, only 2000 copies were produced. On this bike King Hussein enjoyed driving from Amman to Wadi Rum and Aqaba.
Rolls Royce Armoured Vehicle, 1915. Reinforced version of the popular at the time, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost - response to the First World War. These are the first cars appeared in the Middle East. Demonstrated an instance - a replica, produced in 2006 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the independence of Jordan.
Military vehicles and motorcycles in the museum dedicated to a single small room.
Kettenkrad Light Tracktor, 1943. German compact all-terrain vehicle during the Second World War. It was designed specifically to fit into the aircraft Junkers Ju 52. For the first time used on the eastern front in hostilities against the USSR.
Cord 810 Westchester, 1936. Futuristic car, unique for its time: front-wheel drive, electric semi-automatic gearbox, retractable headlamps - all this has made him a sensation at New York Auto Show in 1935. Total 1320 copies were produced.
Ford Pilot, 1950. These executive cars produced in the vicinity of London, from 1947 to 1954. On such a car King Hussein learned to drive when he was 15 years old.
Rollce-Roys Phantom IV 1952-1953 years. One of the rarest cars in the world - only 17 cars were produced for the heads of the various states.
Humber Super Snipe, 1946. King Abdullah I loved this car to travel to Jerusalem Friday.
Aston Martin DB2 Vantage, 1952. On this machine, the future King Hussein of Jordan visited during his studies in England. According to the official version - he personally came to the factory to pick up your car.
Later, Hussein gave the car to his cousin Faisal II, King of Iraq. After the revolution, and the last execution in 1958 the car was lost. Later, he was found and restored the factory Aston Martin.
Lincoln Capri Convertible, 1952. These vehicles are used for formal occasions American presidents. This particular car was originally owned by the royal court of the United Kingdom. In 1953, the car was purchased by Jordan for the coronation of King Hussein. In the future, it is repeatedly used for official events.
Buick Skylark 100Convetrible, 1954. The model was created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Buick brand. 836 of these cars were produced.
Mercedes-Benz 300 D Cabriolet, 1960. The flagship of the company since 1951. This - the first model Mercedes-Benz, released after the Second World War. Only 65 of these cars were built.
Lincoln Continental, 1961. One of the best cars of its time. Before installation, each engine was tested at speeds up to 160 km / h, after which all the nodes were added scrutiny. It was in this car was killed by US President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
This particular car was used at the opening of Parliament by King Hussein in 1986, at the coronation of King Abdullah II in 1999, as well as during the various official and private events.
Rollce-Roys Silver Shadow and Rollce-Roys Phantom V, both cars were produced in 1968.
Mersedes-Benz 600 LWB "Pullman", 1975. Vehicles specially designed for top officials. In total 428 copies were produced.
Land Rover Defender, 1994. Initially this car was used by King Hussein for different trips on the road. Later it was converted for the reception of the Pope Francis in 2014.
BMW M1, 1979. The design was developed with input from Lamborghini. In total 453 copies were produced.
This car - a gift from the president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Initially the car was dark red, then - blue, until it was repainted finally white. King Hussein liked to ride on it to Aqaba.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren "Stirling Moss", 2009. Limited edition - only 75 cars were produced, so it is - one of the fastest and rarest cars in the world.
This machine - not from the royal collection, the museum is taken on lease from Mercedes-Benz factory.
Porsche Collection. Porsche 959 Twin Turbo 4 * in April 1989, Porsche 911 3.6 Turbo in 1993, Porsche Carrera GT in 2005.
Ferrari F50 1997 Ferrari F40 and release in 1989.
Packard Twelwe Dual-Cowl Phaeton, 1938. This vehicle has been specially built for the King of Iraq.
In general, I love Packard icon - it's definitely the coolest car in the world.
Amphicar, "The Car that Swims", 1966. The only amphibious vehicle in the world to mass-produce. In total about 2,800 copies, most of which were sold in the United States was built.
This car was used by King Hussein to entertain guests - on it he rolled them on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Royal Collection of motorcycles. Almost all of them have been used for private trips by King Hussein.
Bajzath Bike, Lamborghini type Reventon, 2013. Only copy - a real hand-made.
Xenon Light Electric Bike, 2012. Just a single instance. This is - a copy of the motorcycle from the movie "Tron".