We had the pleasure to
sit on a quiet Saturday morning with Mr. Gulbenk Gulbenk
the CEO of Gulbenk Corporation specialized in the
Photography, Cinema , Audio Visual equipments and
accessories. Mr. Gulbenk was born on June 17th
1944, graduated from College La Salle at Georges Picot and
honored a business administration bachelor from Haigazian
University in 1967.
are your hobbies?
When did this passion
I started his hobby
since I was six years old collecting car toys.
How did this passion
Upon graduation I
received my first car from my father as a gift. I remember
it was a 1962 white Ford Falcon. I always wanted a Porsche,
my dream car, but my father was against this kind of car
because of its high speed performance. While at university I
bought a Volkswagen Beetle because it reminded me so much of
the Porsche design. In 1990 while visiting the USA I bought
my first Porsche a 356B-T6 Dark blue, it was the starting
point of my collection.
Have you turned your
hobby into a professional occupation?
Yes I have but not as
much as I would want to because I put a lot of hours in my
Tell us about your
I have today twelve
Porsche 356B-T6 1963 Dark Blue
Porsche 356C-T6 1964 White
Mercedes 190SL 1961 Red
Convertible with a black hard top
Mercedes 230SL Automatic 1967
Mercedes 230SL 1966 Convertible
MGA 1500 1958 White
Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Coupe
Veloce 1969 white
Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1969 Coupe
Ferrari Dino 246 GT 1971 Coupe
MGB GT 1973 Coupe Mustard
Porsche 911 SC TARGA 1982 White
Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet 1983
Jaguar Mark 2 1965 3.4L Brown
Is there a specific
car would you like to add to your collection?
My dream car would be
the Jaguar E TYPE 3.8L engine 1965 and the Porsche 356C 1965
Would you be
interested to trade cars with other collectors?
I will be happy to put
my wide experience in this field to support other car
If you have a very
interesting offer to sell your car collection, would you do
What would be the
value of the car you own today?
Inestimable and very
precious to me.
Do you have any other
Flying remote control
air planes, remote control cars and swimming.
Your final comment?
I wish we can have in
Lebanon a Vantage Car Museum and a club where collectors
could meet and discuss their passion. I wish they can reduce
customs duty on Vintage cars.