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Friday Fives: reasons for you to visit National Automobile Museum Malaysia

Did you know that there is more than just racing at the Sepang International Circuit? The National Automobile Museum Malaysia is located right at the entrance to the Sepang International Circuit and it plays host to the entire Malaysian automotive history.

The exhibits in the museum dates back to way before the start of Proton, all the way back from when Brushmobile were still operating and MGs were the cars to get! It’s a small exhibition space and admission is free, so if you’re interested to learn about the Malaysia automotive history, spare some time to take a quick tour around the space!

Brushmobile 1904

Even the Ford at XLR8 was no match in terms of age to this car! It churns out a grand total of 6bhp!
Ford Speedster

The legendary Ford Speedster, not because of how it performs but how the car was built based on the Model T chassis giving it brilliant handling.

Alvis Firefly Tourer

The Poorman’s Bentley! Think of this car as the BMW/ Mercedes-Benz/ Audi of the traditional ages. PS: A Bentley = pass a million dollars, BMW/ Mercedes-Benz/ Audi: premium luxury less than a million.

Jaguar D-Type

Now this is one rare sighting, the D-Type is known to have only 71 units built, and that does not include the XKSS versions. Engineers of the car applied aeronautical technology to come up with the tub shape monocoque construction. Epic yes?

Evolutionary local cars

There is a piece of history sitting inside the museum that everybody in this country has set eyes upon and that is the first ever Perodua Kancil that rolled out of factory and that Tun M has driven. It might be known as a Daihatsu to other parts of the world but it is a piece of classic to our country yes? Check out the Proton Waja, the nation’s first car, the Perodua Kembara, the nation’s first ever SUV and the locally built Bufori.

Jerrica Leong