If you are a car enthusiast, you're probably embarked on a never-ending journey of finding unique places where you can have a glimpse of antique cars and other classic car-related stuff. Lucky enough, if you are in Fort Lauderdale or perhaps you're planning of a visit there, one amazing place where you can fulfill this endeavor is at the city's antique car museum. There are many amazing finds there, but here are 5 of the top things you should not miss to see at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.
- 22 Pre-war Packard Motor Cars: All in full working conditions, these 22 pre-war Packard motor cars date back from 1909 to 1947. This particular collection is proud of the rarest Packards to date such as the 1909 Packard Model 18 Speedster. To date, it is the 60th oldest unit of its kind. In this collection, you'll also be amazed with the 1916 Packard Model 1-35 Twin-Six Town Car Limo which is now the only remaining unit in existence. Other rarities include the 1923 Packard Model 1-26 Doctor's Coupe which was usually used by doctors of that period to make visits to their patients. These cars exemplify the best worksmanship exerted by car makers at that time. For this reason, the cars in this museum are truly priced gems.
- Vintage Automobile Literature, Ads, and Photos: Well, if you're wondering how the ads of old cars looked like, the perfect spot to go is the museum's literary-ad-photo sections. These specific galleries contain books, magazines, and other printed materials that will make you travel down memory lane in such as fast speed. Some of the pieces you'll see and read might just be part of your own childhood or of your parents or grandparents. Make your eyes feast with the great photos of classic and vintage cars which used to travel old streets and highways.
- Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt Gallery: Like you, Pres. Roosevelt also hid a car lover in him. In this car museum, there is a dedicated space to this president and his car-related things. Discover for yourself what car accessories he used and what particular car model he loved the most.
- Old Car Accessories: Along the museum's galleries and sections, you'll also find other interesting car accessories which might just add up to your knowledge and spark your interest better on vintage cars. From headlights to horns, to music boxes and jukeboxes, as well as automotive clocks, there are multiples of them. You can also see motometers, old roadway signs, tires, and even mascots.
- Replicas: The museum itself is a replica of the 1920s Packard showroom. But inside the museum, you can also find the replica of the Texaco Gas Station. Know the history of the gas company as you see the replica accompanied by notes and other memorabilia of the Texaco Oil Co.
If you are want to see these car-related things, you better visit the city or as a best option to be nearer to this point of interest and other great attractions, talk to your local real estate agent and discuss the possibility of buying a new house in Fort Lauderdale.
By Desare A Kohn-Laski