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.
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
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."
Jr. - Curator
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:
Association of Automotive Museums
22 Pre-War Packard Motorcars
Vintage Automobile Literature
Vintage Automobile Advertisements
Vintage Automobile Photos
Tools and Equipment
Electrical and Ignition
Music boxes and Jukeboxes
Pre-War Chauffer Badges
Gear Shift Knobs
Motometers (Temp Gauges)
Mascots and Hood Ornaments
Texaco Oil Co. Memorabilia
Texaco Gas Station Replica
Horns and Sirens
Sidelights, Spotlights, and Taillights
Wheels and Tires
Manual Tire Pumps
Radiators and Grilles
Greasers and Oilers
Miniature Model and Avon Cars
Interior Cooling Fans
Glass Bud Vases
Vintage Cameras and Equipment
Vintage Florida Postcards
Radios and Speakers
Vintage Automotive Ashtrays
Franklin D Roosevelt Library
Franklin D Roosevelt Memorabilia
Classic Car Whiskey Decanters
Photography is welcome!