Classics: World’s best car showroom!

Wall-to-wall rare invaluable exotics, the crème of classics, all in the ultimate car showroom right here in Dubai

By Shahzad Sheikh

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE


 [UPDATE 12 Oct 2014: Click here now for our updated feature with better and massive image gallery and proper details about these cars and Tomini Classics]

We just got back from checking out what is quite possibly one of the best classic car collections in the world, based right in here in a veritable modern-day Alladin’s Cave – albeit one with full-length glass windows, shiny tiles, stone art-nouveau fascade and climate-controlled cool.

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

Forgive my really crude iPhone pictures, I promise to go back and get some better pictures and do a full feature on this amazing place soon, but we just couldn’t wait to tell you about the astonishing treasure trove of motoring magnificence that now exists right here in Dubai! Classics: World’s Best Car Showroom.

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

Where else does an original Ford GT40 sit alongside a Ferrari 250, a Ferrari 330 P4 racer and a Ferrari California, as well as a pair of classic Carreras, a peach of an original Beetle, the 80s icon DeLorean, the last of the Periscope Lamborghini Countachs (one of four Countachs there!) and a Cobra 427.

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

And oh-my-God, how could I forgot to even mention my favourite Ferrari there – a gorgeous 288 GTO. And not just any GTO, the provenance on this one has famous comedian and actor Bill Cosby as a previous owner. And that’s one of two ex-Cosby cars – they also have his old F40 in the collection (one of three F40s!).

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

Then there’s a Merc 300SL, Ferrari Dino, Maserati Ghibli, a dozen classic Porsche 911s plus a cute Porsche 635B. There are cars here that it’s almost impossible to stumble across in the region normally including an Iso Grifo, Facel Vega, De Tomaso, one of only three Scaglietti-bodied Corvettes in existence, a stunning low-mileage Lancia Stratos and the rare and extremely valuable, almost mythical, Toyota 2000GT (of Sean Connery/James Bond fame).

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

We just kept gasping, ooing and ahhing as we were shown around, our jaws dragging along the floor and our eyes popping out of our skulls. And we’ve only mentioned a few of the cars! There are more cars in the storage area, and in total the collection comprises 130 amazing pieces of automotive greatness with more on the way, and some further gems to be bought at the major auctions in the US and Europe over the next few weeks.

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

The cars displayed in this brand new facility are mostly for sale, apart from a handful that are the personal favourites of the owner, and will be available for viewing – by prior appointment – when Tomini Classics formally opens in September this year. Meanwhile check them out at

Tomini Classics, Dubai, UAE

How many of the cars can you name in these pictures? Tell us below in the comments section.

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9 responses to “Classics: World’s best car showroom!”

  1. […] my nose? I recently was sent a link to a story on this local a Dubai dealer. Classics: World's Best Car ShowroomMotoring Middle East: Car news, Reviews and Buying guides I know the GTO does not even look real (to my eye it does not even look close). But the P4 is even […]

  2. Awez Giniwale says:

    Can we visit this showroom without any intentions of buying…. Just to look at these cars?
    If yes then do we need an appointment?

  3. Tariq Al Sahlani says:

    Dear Admin,

    My name is Tariq, from Muscat, Oman
    I need your urgent help! I’m trying to contact the Tomini Classics and I fill the application in the their website and still I’m waiting for call or fix appointment!!!

    Please if you do have direct contact number or email address forwarded to me.

    Tariq, +96899640044

  4. Dilpreet Singh says:

    can we rent any of these?

  5. Vivienne G says:

    We have a rare vintage car collection of Packards, town car and rare Cadillac , won multitude awards in international and national car concours.
    We are looking to sell the 11 car collection in its entirety to a discriminate buyer, pristine and all in working condition. If you are not interested , can you please direct us .
    V. Gorra

  6. jerome rogowski says:

    Greetings from America, Would you be interested in importing any American Hot Rods?

  7. […] bat I have to make a clarification, because the last time we posted a story about Tomini Classics (read here) a lot of questions were raised, and understandably so, about what appeared to be a Ferrari 250 GTO […]

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