Get ready to witness an awe-strucking and exquisite collection of vintage cars in one of the most visited tourist places of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The Gedee Car Museum in Coimbatore houses an exclusive and magnificent assortment of classic cars from the major countries of the world such as Japan, France, Germany, America, etc., that delights the visitors of all age and gender.
Timing: 9am to 5pm (Monday closed)
Location: 734, President Hall, Anna Salai, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Entry Fees: Rs.75 for Adults, Rs.25 for Children (6-13years)
If you are fond of vintage cars and would like to know how it feels to be sitting inside one of your fantasy cars, then you must make a trip to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and must put G.D. Naidu Car Museum in your itinerary. Located just 3km from Coimbatore Junction, G.D. Naidu Car Museum, also known as Gedee Car Museum, is one of the few vintage car museums in India and a top tourist attraction in Coimbatore.
The museum opened its gate to the general public on 27th April 2015 and was set up by GD Gopal, son of GD Naidu, a prevalent industrialist and philanthropist of Coimbatore. GD Naidu visited numerous countries during his years and was rapt by the workmanship and manufacturing capabilities of Germany. His hobby of collecting exclusive cars with fascinating history was taken forward by his son GD Gopal by not just adding to the collection, but also keeping most of the cars in working condition and establishing the Car Museum. The goal of establishing the museum is to showcase an exquisite collection of unique cars from all around the world and to inform the students and other visitors of the technology behind it and the person accountable for the origination of the car, its design, or even workmanship.
With an exquisite and splendid collection of diverse, classic, and exclusive vehicles, the museum displays vintage cars manufactured in Japan, Britain, France, Germany, and America. Some of the classic cars were owned by the Maharajas of the princely states of India such as Udaipur and the regal grandeurs such as Benz Motorwagen, Morris Cowley, Austin 7, BMW Isetta 250, Hansa, Mercedes Benz SLK, Citroen Xm, Peugeot 203, Cadillac Limousine, Oldsmobile Dynamic, Subaru Rex, Mazda RX8, Toyota Sera, Hispano Suiza H6B, etc., are some of the names of the vintage cars in possession of the Maharajas. Apart from these import cars, the museum also exhibits some Indian cars as well which includes the prototype of a low car designed by GD Naidu. A Burma Shell petrol pump is also there inside the museum in a perfectly operational condition. The management of the museum tries their best to restore vintage cars depending on the availability of the accessories to get the car back to its original shape. The museum offers its visitors a ride to the golden days of these vintage cars when the technology was not so advanced but we are still able to see these engineering masterpieces to their full glory.