The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
1527 SW 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Packard car lovers of the world... this is an opportunity of a lifetime to be taken back in time to the hayday of the Packard. The museum is a true reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 20's. There are 22 pristine Packard motor cars from the 1900's to the 1940's, all in full running order. The museum is located at 1527 Packard Avenue (SW 1st Avenue), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in an 18,000 square foot Art Deco building which is stocked with thousands of pieces of memorabilia as well as a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Packard Motor Company Memorabilia
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 which time the Packard was the Rolls Royce ofAmerican automobiles. Arthur Stone established the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum as a non-profit foundation (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. After twenty years of research and five years of planning and construction, this special genre of American history came into being the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Inc.
Dual Cowl Phaeton and Other Exhibits
The museum has thousands of pieces of memorabilia as well as a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are hundreds of old dashboard clocks that must be hand wound on a daily basis. There are hood ornaments from all makes of cars, rare carburetors, period side lamps, custom gear shift knobs and much more. There are Roadsters with compartments for golfclubs, 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.
The featured motor cars are: 1909 Packard Model 18 Speedster, 1915 Packard Model E 2 1/2 Ton Truck, 1916 Packard Model 1-35 Twin-Six Town Car, 1918 Packard Brougham, 1920 Packard Model 3-35 Limousine, 1921 Packard Model 3-35 Twin-Six Phaeton, 1923 Packard Model 1-26 Doctor's Coupe, 1924 Packard Model 2-26 5-Passenger Sedan, 1925 Packard Model 3-26 Roadster, 1925 Packard Model 2-43 7-Passenger Touring, 1927 Packard Model 4-26 Touring Sedan, 1928 Packard Model 5-26 Convertible Coupe, 1928 Packard Model 4-43 Roadster, 1929 Packard Model 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton, 1930 Packard Model 640 Fire Engine, 1931 Packard Model 845 Convertible Sedan, 1932 Packard Model 900 ShovelnoseSedan, 1934 Packard Model 1100 Standard Eight Sedan, 1936 Packard Model 1400 Standard Eight Sedan, 1940 Packard Model 1803 160 Super Eight Sedan, 1947 Packard Model 2111 Clipper Eight Deluxe Custom PU Truck.
Host to Special Occasion Celebrations
The museum has been host to many local and national fundraisers and special events. What better place to hold a birthday party, wedding planning party, anniversary, fund raiser and/or business seminar. The Fort LAuderdale Antique Car Museum is a member of the National Association of Automotive Museums and the Florida Association of Museums. You may contact the museum's Curator, Mr. Russ Gagliano, Jr.,if you are interested in donating to the museum The museum is a non-profit foundation (501.C.3) and is always open for contributions and/or donations of memorabilia. For any further information tours or to plan an event at the museum please call: 954-779-7300.