GD Naidu Car Museum / Gedee Car Museum
Museum / Gallery
At a distance of 3 km from Coimbatore Junction, GD Naidu Car Museum is a vintage car museum located in Anna Salai, Coimbatore. Also known as Gedee Car Museum, it is one of the few vintage car museums in India, and among the top Coimbatore tourist places.
Inaugurated on 27th April 2015, the Gedee Car Museum was set up by GD Gopal, the son of GD Naidu, an eminent industrialist and philanthropist of Coimbatore. GD Naidu visited several countries during his lifetime and was fascinated by the workmanship and engineering capabilities of Germany. He started collecting unique cars which had a history of its own and His son GD Gopal continued his father's hobby by not just adding to the collection, but maintaining most of the cars in motorable condition and initiated the setup of the Car Museum. The main objective of the museum is that the students and general public should learn about the technology behind it and the person responsible for such innovations, either in design or engineering or in workmanship, etc.
The museum exhibits an exquisite and diverse collection of classic and rare automobiles made in Britain, Japan, France, Germany, and America. Some of these regal grandeurs of automobiles were the luxurious possessions of the Maharajas of Udaipur, 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. Besides, there are a few Indian cars as well including the prototype of a low car designed by GD Naidu. There is also an original Burma Shell petrol pump in perfectly usable condition.
Also, Gedee Car Museum has a team that works on restoring rare and antique automobiles depending on the availability of the components to get the cars back to their workable condition. It provides a unique and elite safari to the visitors as part of Coimbatore tour.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Monday & Public Holidays
Entry: Rs. 75 for Adults, & Rs. 25 for Children (from 6 -13 Years)