NHCP Presidential Car Museum in Quezon City
There are quite a few museums in the Philippines made for those with special interests. For example, the Dessert Museum is made for the sweet-toothed. Upside Down Museum is for the quirky ones. For those who love all things ocean and shells, there’s the Noval Shell Museum in Bohol. And for those who are into historic automobiles, there’s the Presidential Car Museum in Quezon City.
The Presidential Car Museum (Museo ng Pampangulong Sasakyan) in Quezon City is governed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. This museum houses the largest collection of state cars in the country. Before being housed in one museum, these cars were in different places in the Philippines. The historic automobiles were then refurbished and maintained as they all once played an important part in history in the nation.
The Car Collection
The Presidential Car Museum houses 12 automobiles used by 13 Philippine Presidents. Here are some of the cars you’ll see inside:
President Elpidio Quirino’s Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine
This eight-seater limousine is a luxury brand that bore “top-of-the-line” trim.
President Manuel Quezon’s 1937 Chrysler Airflow Custom Imperial CW
According to NHCP, this car was first to be ordered, which specified that it is for presidential use in the Philippines.
President Ferdinand Marcos’ Lincoln Continental
Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos had used Lincoln Continental as one of his presidential cars. The car is Lincoln’s flagship car with its sleek design, high quality, and secure car features.
President Joseph Estrada’s Mercedes-Benz S600
Estrada’s Mercedes-Benz S600 is said to be one of the safest presidential cars due to its features. It’s bullet-proof, bomb-proof, and the doors are made of steel plates.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140 Pullman
PGMA’s Mercedes-Benz is one of her many presidential cars. It is said to be “the country’s longest and largest state vehicle.”
These are just some of the Presidential cars you’ll see inside the museum. Visit the museum to read more important information about the cars and to see how they look in person!
Other Things to See in the Museum
Apart from the car display, there are other notable attractions to see where you can learn, such as an audio-visual room, a resource center, a multipurpose area, a souvenir shop, and an interactive Wall Alive feature.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operating hours may vary. As of August 1, 2021, the museum is closed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine restriction in the NCR. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates on their reopening.
Address: Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PresidentialCarMuseum/
Contact number: 0905-435-3396 or 0920-698-1954
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