IN PHOTOS: Cars used by Philippine presidents now on display

QUIRINO. The 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine used by then president Elpidio Quirino on display.

All photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Anyone will now have the chance to see vehicles used by former Philippine presidents as the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) opens the first ever museum for state cars. 

On Sunday, August 19, the NHCP inaugurated the museum located inside the Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC). The museum puts on display 16 vehicles – including 12 presidential cars – which were restored to their original physical appearance. 

According to the commission, the cars "are testament to the dignity of the office of the highest elected official of the land, and are reflections of the personalities and preferences of the presidents who used them."

The establishment of the Presidential Car Museum came a year after the NHCP and the Quezon City local government signed a memorandum of agreement.