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Egypt collector preserves hundreds of classic cars


Nepalnews
2022 Apr 20, 12:35, Cairo
Egyptian collector Mohamed Wahdan drives ha 1948 Chrysler in Obour city, near Cairo, Egypt, March 1, 2022. In more than 20 years, the 52 years-old businessman managed to collect a fleet of more than 250 vintage, antique and classic cars. (AP Photo)

The past frequently collides with the present in Cairo, with traffic snarling next to ancient sites.

Cars in the city can take a beating — between soaring temperatures, insidious desert dust and the crowded streets. Classic models are not uncommon, but they often languish in dusty alleys or garages. One man, however, has decided to try to preserve a slice of Egypt’s four-wheeled history.

Car collector Mohamed Wahdan says he has accumulated more than 250 vintage, antique and classic cars. Most of them he discovered inside the country.

A fleet of this size would rank him among the world’s top classic car collectors. Experts typically classify vehicles as vintage, antique or classic depending on their year of production.

The 52-year-old Wahdan runs a tourist company taking visitors to Egypt’s famous landmarks. But he’s devoted to his hobby. He owns several different garages to keep all of them, and employs a full time team of mechanics for maintenance.


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