Behind the creation of the museum there is a beautiful story. It begins in 1962 when a young man, Jorge Nicolini, saw a Lincoln from 1925 in Lima. I was so fascinated with the design that I wanted to buy the car. It was used as a taxi, so he had no trouble finding it.
However, he did not have the money to buy a car, his mother gave it to him. His second car was a Ford T, and again he was lucky: the newly opened Fordwerk was competing for a contest, which would find the oldest and best preserved Ford and won a Ford Taunus. Nicolini was the winner, he sold the Taunus and he was able to buy ten more classic cars. In the following years he traveled throughout Peru to find and repair old cars. In 2002, the collection had grown so much that Nicolini decided to found a museum, the Automobile Museum.