About Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum 

Since 2000, the Ural Classic Car Museum has operated out of its Tarabya location. It is packed with antique vehicles, each of which contributed significantly to the advancement of the automobile. With its decor and especially lovely collection, the museum continues to be a remarkable location that provides ideal service for meetings, private dinners, cocktails, birthday parties, and weddings. More than 60 vehicles from the 1920s to 1970s are on show at the museum, which is a popular destination for fans of vintage automobiles.

One of the few museums in Turkey devoted to historic cars, the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, exhibits cars from that time period, each of which has its own backstory. The 2,000-square-meter museum is a cultural attraction where visitors may explore living cars while listening to music from the corresponding era. As the museum was being built, a line that blended the old and new was discovered based on the historic cars and the style of life of the eras they belonged to. Large billboards, hubcap collections, and neon signs were harmoniously mixed; they are also essential to the area's lighting. Block A contains a bar area used to display American classics, which is a replica of the "diner" fast food places prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s America.

The model car collection in the same room is one of the centerpieces of the museum. On the top floor of Block B, where European cars are on exhibit, is the British Bar, which has a European flair and is constructed of cozier materials. It features a library suited for a museum, a piano, artifacts, and a model racetrack for vintage automobiles.

What’s Inside the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum?

The museum, which is built on an area of ​​2000 square meters, is a cultural stop that resists time, where live cars are exhibited and can be visited while enjoying the music of that period. This museum consists of two different parts of floors and has divided the cars according to the years. In the first part, the ground floor houses mainly American cars and motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s, accompanied by a recreated 1950s diner with neon signs and a jukebox playing medieval hits. The second floor on the upper floor houses a reconstructed European bar and, most importantly, the museum's private collection of European cars. In addition, a small library, model racetrack, and other collections welcome you on the same floor.

Highlights of the fully intact collection on display at this private museum include the 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, and 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. Ataman Classic Car Museum exhibited more than 60 cars from 1920 to 1970. With its decoration and unique collection, the museum is an alternative venue for special meetings, corporate events, celebrations, and birthday parties.

Car Collection of the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

Of all, the automobiles are the main attractions of this museum, not the other fantastic additions we discussed above. In fact, there are more than 60 cars present. Here is the complete list for real classic automobile enthusiasts:

1926 Ford Model T Touring Car, 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster, 1937 Dodge 1/2 Ton Pickup, 1937 Ford Deluxe Fordor Touring Sedan, 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe, 1939 Mercedes-Benz 170 V, 1941 Ford 1/2 Ton Pickup, 1946 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup, 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Sedan, 1947 Ford 798t Fire Truck, 1947 Oldsmobile Special 66, 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model C, 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe, 1950 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup, 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe, 1950 MG TD Midget Roadster, 1951 Studebaker Champion Custom Starlight Coupe, 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster Black, 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster White, 1952 Willys Military Jeep, 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, 1954 Triumph TR2 Roadster, 1955 Buick Roadmaster 70 Riviera Coupe, 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville, 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (Gullwing), 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten (210), 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Biarritz, 1958 Facel Vega FVS 2, 1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite MK I, 1960 Cadillac Series 6200 Convertible, 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, 1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster, 1961 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster, 1962 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet, 1963 Jaguar XK-E Convertible, 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III, 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible, 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible, 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible, 1967 BMW 2000 CS, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible, 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible, 1967 Triumph TR4A Roadster, 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1750 Veloce, 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, 1970 Aston Martin DBS, 1970 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5, 1975 BMW 3.0 CS, 1976 Triumph TR6 Roadster, 1996 Morgul Maral MK II, 1947 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car, 1950 BMW R 24, 1954 BMW R 25/3, 1954 BMW R 51/3, 1954 Zündapp KM 50 Combinette 408, 1955 DKW RT 125/2, 1962 Matchless G12, 650 “Majestic”, 1962 NSU Prima V (Fivestar), 1964 BMW R 69S, 1975 Hercules K 125 Military.

How to Get to the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

One of Istanbul's most picturesque neighborhoods, the Sariyer area, is home to the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. The Metin Oktay stop is the one that is most convenient for the museum. IETT buses with the numbers 25C, 29D, 29M1, 41C, 41SF, 42, and 59RH can take you to this bus stop.

Unfortunately, the Haciosman stop, which is more than 2 kilometers away, is the nearest metro stop to the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. You are still better off using the buses even if you travel to the Haciosman stop because most of the IETT buses we described above also depart from that stop. However, take care because IETT buses only accept IstanbulKarts; they do not accept cash.

From the Asian side, you can use the ferries to the Istinye from Cubuklu or Cengelkoy. From the Istinye stop, get on the 25C bus and leave at the Metin Oktay stop. 

Visiting Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

Everyone can enter the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum in Istanbul for a small feeç You must make travel arrangements in advance if you wish to visit the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum because it is only open on Saturdays from 11 AM to 6 PM.

On a sunny Saturday after seeing this magnificent museum, we highly suggest capping off your day with a cruise down the Bosphorus. Another notable private museum in Turkey and one of the most well-known is the Sakip Sabanci Museum, which is also located in Sariyer.

Another excellent option is the Sadberk Hanim Museum, a significant private institution that is home to more than 20,000 items of historical and cultural significance.

Last but not least, there are some impressive works of contemporary Turkish painting and sculpture on display at the Elgiz Museum in Maslak, Sariyer

Frequently Asked Question

How much does it cost to enter Ural Ataman Museum?
It costs 20TL.
Is there a parking lot of Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum?
No, but parking lots are simple to locate.
Where is Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum?
It is situated in the region of Sariyer/Tarabya.