The King Abdullah II car collection (Jordan)
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss 2009 at the exhibition in the King Abdullah II car museum in Amman, the capital of Jordan.
Located next to the Al Hussein Public Parks, the museum was established in 2003 upon King Abdullah’s wishes. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan’s vehicles ranging from Hussein bin Ali’s cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.The museum has the rover used in filming of Hollywood’s movie The Martian, which used Jordan’s UNESCO world heritage site Wadi Rum as the backdrop for the Martian scenes. The rover was gifted to Jordan in return for the hospitality with which Jordan received the movie cast and crew.
King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan ruled the country for more than 46 år, indtil 1999. He took four wives, not simultaneously, and changed his will in his dying days to make his eldest son Abdullah the heir apparent. The King was also a certified car nut like us. His collection at the Royal Automobile Museum in Amman, Jordan is rivaled by few .
The collection consists of official cars used by the Royal Hashemite Family, personal cars and motorcycles owned by Kings of Jordan, mainly His Majesty the late King Hussein, and cars donated or on loan to the museum.
Aston Martin DB2
BMW M1 White
Merceds SLR Sterling Moss orange
Mercedes Pullman 600
Mercedes E190 2.3 & 2.6 AMG
Mercedes 300 GULL WING
Lotus Esprit Turbo
Porsche Gt 1