One of Lima’s hidden treasures, one a bit off the beaten track is the Asociación Museo del Automóvil – Colección Nicolini in La Molina. This classic car collection is just spectacular – Jay Leno would be jealous.
Diplomonkey found it by happens chance driving out to countryside one day, making a mental note to go back there with the little dudes. Off to the museum head the dynamic trio one grey Lima afternoon.
As soon as we enter the first showroom we see an incredible collection of classic cars spanning automotive history. Dreams of racing cars and deep desert rallies become tangible to Diplomonkey in an instant. As evidenced by the cars’ showroom appearance, all are fully restored and drivable. A whiff of gasoline here, a smudge of oil there, are evidence of recent use.
The shop is itself worthy of a lengthy visit. Cars drawn from the four corners of Peru – coastal deserts, mountain highlands, jungle lowlands – are lovingly restored here; with parts fabricated on site when originals can no longer be sourced.
Definitively Diplomonkey must return to get higher resolution, more diverse pictures with the Nikon. Until then, here is another teaser.