The Sanhe Classic Car Museum in Chengdu, an Introduction

Published on August 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Sanhe Classic Car Museum

Last week I was a couple of days in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Very busy with such and such but I managed to sneak out for a few hours for a visit to the fantastic Sanhe Classic Car Museum. The ‘Sanhe Group‘ is a major car dealer in Chengdu, selling, among others, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Rolls-Rolls. The group also has a small department which ‘rebuilds’ classic cars and that is what the museum is all about. Beautiful old cars, restored to the absolute max…

The museum sits kinda hidden between large dealer-buildings, workplaces and parking lots full of cars. Inside the museum eight very special cars. But!, they also have a secret garage where another 35 invaluable classic cars are stored, all ‘rebuild’ by Sanhe. I was invited to have a very good look.

Sanhe Classic Car Museum

The secret garage with a fine 1980’s Excalibur-Benz. Lot of Hongqi, lot of ZIL, many Benz, Jeeps, a real Humvee from the first Gulf War, majestic Daimlers and whatnot more. I took a zillion pics in the museum and the garage, and another zillion outside where many other interesting cars were parked. Over the next few weeks I’ll try to show you as much as I can under the new tag ‘Sanhe Classic Car Museum‘. Start soon later, likely tomorrow…


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  1. schaminski- August 22, 2012 Reply

    very nice, interesting days ahead! cant wait to see more!

  2. Pal Negyesi- August 25, 2012 Reply

    Is there a public section of this ‘museum’? Or is it open by appointment only? Is this mainly a dealership?

    Thanks for the info

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