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Monday, December 5, 2011


If you love cars, you have to visit the Car Museum of Buenos Aires. It is located just 10 minutes away from our Hostel Colonial in Villarreal neighborhood. A place to travel through a century of history on wheels: the evolution of cars, its arrival to sports and the achievements of the main Argentine drivers (as the five time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio).

In this museum, you’ll find unique cars in a perfect scenario which will take you back to the Buenos Aires of beginnings of the XX Century. Behind a wood gate, the museum shows the Street of Memories, a place to remember the times when cars were a true novelty. You can visit the museum every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday, from 2PM to 7 7PM in 2265 Irigoyen Street. Some of the fabulous cars you can find there are:

Electric carriage Krièger, 1898 (made by French Electric Cars Company)
Ford "A " Runabout, 1903
Case, 1912
Ford T, 1923 (known here as Doctor as it was used by rural doctors)
Reo, 1927
Hudson, 1929 (belonged to the worlwide renowed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges)
Chevrolet, 1932
Ford, 1936
Leyland Double-decker Bus
Ford Double Phaenton, 1937
Dodge Brother, 1937 (belonged to the USA Embassy and was driven by Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Ford, 1942
F-1 Racing Cars
Ford Mercury Montclair, 1956
Chevrolet Apache, 1958
Ford Galaxie, 1963
Porsche 911 Targa SC, 1977

For further information, visit the Car Museum Website (available only in Spanish).

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