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25 Photos of the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan

The exterior of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, against a clear blue sky.

The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, is one of the most stunning buildings I have ever seen in my life. Not a single straight line was used in its design!

This architectural wonder is a museum complex designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. (She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.) The exhibits inside are dedicated to the history and culture of Azerbaijan. 

The title signage outside of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.

However, in the basement of this magnificent building is an impressive Classic Car Exhibit. I’m not much of a car buff, but even I found myself “oohing and aahing” over this exhibit.

If you visit the Heydar Aliyev Center – it’s certainly worth an hour of your time to walk through this exhibit! (And if you happen to be in town for the Formula 1 race – this would be the perfect exhibit for you!) It does require a separate ticket to enter (the regular museum and exhibits ticket does not include it). You can click here for current ticket rates.

A long-distance exterior shot of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan against a cloudy blue sky.

I’ll be sharing a few more photos of the outside of the Heydar Aliyev Center tomorrow – but for now, please enjoy 25 photos of its Classic Car Exhibit below!

Browse all of my blog posts from Baku here.

25 Photos of the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan

A classic, vintage red Chevrolet Corvette on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A silver 1950's Mercedes-Benz on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A stunning deep blue and silver 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A small red and white 1958 BMW Isetta microcar on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A classic 1970s Dodge Charger with an aqua blue body and crème white top on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A vinage 1936 Ford V8 Monoposto race car on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
My husband posed next to a vintage racecar, pretending to be a Formula 1 driver!
A vintage yellow and blue LADA VAZ 2103, once used as a police car, with an old municipal decal on the side door. This vintage car is on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
An all-black vintage 1950s style Citroen Traction Avant car on display in the Classic Car exhibit at the the Heydar Aliyev Center.
A stunning Tiffany blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air on display at the Classic Car exhibit at the the Heydar Aliyev Center.
A stunning silver and black Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, which was a James Bond 1980s car, on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
An all-silver Porsche 550 Spyder with a large 351 decal on the side, on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Another vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud with an all-black body and white hood and roof, on display at the Classic Cars exhibit in the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.
A red 73 Porsche Diesel Tractor with large back wheels on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center's Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
This 73 Porsche Diesel Tractor is *literally* the Porche of tractors!
This vintage Volkswagen Kübelwagen is an old military vehicle. It's painted base white with back camo spots across the body, and has a spare tire mounted on the hood.
A 1927 Chevrolet Series AA Capitol, also called a Chevrolet Capitol. The vintage pickup truck style care is green with a lighter strip down the carriage, and wooden siding on the bed of the truck.
A vintage 1928 red and black Chrysler Model 62 Coupe on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center.
A 1927 brown and tan Chevrolet Tourer on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
The most classic all black 1920s Ford Model T on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A red 1909 Ford Model T Touring on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan
A Daimler Motor Carriage, dated back to 1892, on display at the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Classic Car Exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan. This old car has a carriage-style body, awing over the bench seats where the riders sat, and a raised bench seat in front for the driver.
A 1890s Benz Viktoria horse-drawn carriage is displayed with two horses pulling the black carriage body on wheels.
A stunning all black modern Bugatti Veyron on display at the classic car exhibit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Not sure why this Bugatti is in the Classic Car exhibit – maybe something to do with the Formula 1 race?
A vintage 1920 style Seagrave fire truck. The all-red truck is still displayed with vintage firefighting equipment and has a Vogur Fire Department decal on the hood.

I enjoyed learning about this Seagrave Firetruck because Seagrave is based out of a small town called Clintonville in Wisconsin. And this is very close to where I grew up. It was neat to be reading about it all the way across the world in Baku, Azerbaijan! 

Bonus pics because I was excited about it!

If you have any questions about visiting this exhibit, please feel free to reach out in the comments section at the end of the post. 

Two images showing a classic car and the exterior of the the Heydar Aliyev Center. Multiple lines of text across the bottom of the image read, "Baku, Azerbaijan Classic Car Exhibit", and "Heydar Aliyev Center"
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4 Comments

  1. Courtney Byers says:

    How neat! So many beautiful and unique cars. I am not super into cars, but actually think i’d like to visit here.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Same here!

  2. I’m not a car person but this still looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I’m not either – but I did enjoy it! Hope you’re having a great week too.

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