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  The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Inc. was established as a non-profit foundation for education (501.C.3), to ensure the preservation of the history of the Packard Motor Co., and to show the progress and development of skills in American engineering.

The museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920's. When you visit, you will see a piece of this great American automotive history. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900's to the 1940's, all in full working order. There are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road. These automobiles were some of the finest cars ever made and the workmanship is hard to find even today.

The 18,000 square foot building is also stocked with thousands of pieces of memorabilia as well as gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are hundreds of old dashboard clocks that must be wound by hand, hood ornaments from all makes of cars, rare carburetors, period side lamps, custom gear shift knobs, and much more. Twenty years of research, and five years of planning and construction, gives the viewer a unique look into this special genre of American history.

The Packard Motor Co. has produced some of the finest automobiles in the world. See for yourself at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.

Arthur O. Stone - President & Founder

Arthur Stone, former CEO of Buning the Florist, Inc., and his wife Shirley began collecting Packard memorabilia for their museum in the mid-1940's. At the time, Packard was the Rolls Royce of American automobiles. These automobiles were some of the finest cars ever made and the workmanship is hard to find even today. The collection represents Mr. Stone's continuing love for this unique motorcar. "It's the great American love story! Americans have had an incredible love affair with their cars," says Mr. Stone. "This museum is a place for everyone to revisit that."

Russ Gagliano Jr. - Curator

The museum's Curator, Mr. Russ Gagliano, Jr, has long been associated with the classic motorcar. As a collector and restorer of these fine motorcars, Mr. Gagliano's previous restoration business produced many award winning classic car restorations over the past 30 years. Joining forces with Mr. Stone, he is now entrusted with overseeing this vast collection of motorcars and memorabilia.

The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Inc. is a member of:

National Association of Automotive Museums
Florida Association of Museums

Exhibits include:

22 Pre-War Packard Motorcars
Vintage Automobile Literature
Vintage Automobile Advertisements
Vintage Automobile Photos
Headlights
Carburetors
Tools and Equipment
Electrical and Ignition
Spark Plugs
Ignition Magneto
Music boxes and Jukeboxes
Roadway Signs
Parking Meters
Pre-War Chauffer Badges
Gear Shift Knobs
Motometers (Temp Gauges)
Mascots and Hood Ornaments
Automotive Clocks
Texaco Oil Co. Memorabilia
Texaco Gas Station Replica
Horns and Sirens
Exhaust Whistles
Sidelights, Spotlights, and Taillights
Wheels and Tires
Chassis Jacks
Manual Tire Pumps
Radiators and Grilles
Greasers and Oilers
Accessory Trunks
Miniature Model and Avon Cars
Interior Cooling Fans
Glass Bud Vases
Vehicle Accessories
Vintage Cameras and Equipment
Vintage Florida Postcards
License Plates
Radios and Speakers
Hubcaps
Clossiant Medallions
Vehicle Heaters
Vintage Automotive Ashtrays
Franklin D Roosevelt Library
Franklin D Roosevelt Memorabilia
Classic Car Whiskey Decanters
Tire Ashtrays


Photography is welcome!

 
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