Classic car collector turns home into garage

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"This is a 1957 Cadillac. This is the most original car in my collection…”

To house his many rare vehicles

this antique car enthusiast changed part of his house into a giant garage

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF ANTIQUE CAR COLLECTION, DR.NASSER AL-MASARY, SAYING: "This part of my house is dedicated towards cars and it has like 35 cars here and occupying 2000 square meters."

The Saudi Arabian collector saw a rare car race in Florence, Italy in 1984

and decided then he would one day own a classic car

He spent 40 years building his collection

One of his most prized possessions … a 1929 Cadillac.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF ANTIQUE CAR COLLECTION, DR.NASSER AL-MASARY, SAYING: "It's 92 years old now. Fortunately we take good care of it and maintain it properly and we may start it right now… This car, I have been told and I am sure after my research, that it's the only one in the world, because of many reasons you know, the main reason is this is an expensive car that (was) built in the great depression or just before the depression that's why it's the only one."

He hopes one day to share his collection with others

(SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF ANTIQUE CAR COLLECTION, DR.NASSER AL-MASARY, SAYING: “My objective of building this is my retirement project and also as a seed for a bigger project, bigger museum to cater for tourists and a manifestation for our Saudi culture and Saudi civilization."

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