The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention, the automobile! Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum, seven days a week.
Here you will view Circus Magnate, John and Mable Ringling’s collection of Rolls Royce autos,John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz, and Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper. Classic and muscle cars are on display side by side, including Don Garlits, dragster number two! The museum features immaculately restored vintage automobiles spanning over a one-hundred year history of man’s automotive genius!
The museum features over 75 automobiles, consisting of the alphabet of the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, DeLorean, Edsel and Ferrari are just to name a few of the exquisite examples of automotive craftsmanship!
Bring the family to explore the history of the “car”. See one-of-a-kind autos, and enjoy the magnificent workmanship and ingenuity of one of man’s greatest accomplishments!
the newly renovated Gift Shop. While you’re there, take the children to the “Kids Corner” and let them pick out a miniature memento of their favorite car!
The Gift Shop also features other rare collectables, unique exhibits and hard-to-find automotive books. For the camera buffs, you don’t miss the museum’s impressive antique camera exhibit.
From the “horseless carriage” to a sleekly designed “speedster”, you will not be disappointed with this breath-taking display of automotive history!
The Sarasota Classic Car Museum has self guided tours daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day. Docents are on hand to answer questions and chat with guests about the history of the cars on display. You don’t want to miss this rare and unique collection of vintage autos! Sarasota’s best attraction value!
Check out the episode of Museum Men on History Channel’s H2 that shows the process of Creative Arts recreating Abraham Lincoln’s funeral carriage which is now on display in our museum. See the replica with your own eyes today and experience history on wheels! Click here to view the episode.