William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. commissioned 10 of these scaled-down replicas from Renault after their impressive 1906 Grand Prix win. After keeping one for himself, Vanderbilt arranged to have his racing enthusiast friends purchase the remaining nine. Today, only five remain.
Known for its advanced design, magnificent handling and high speed, these cars are considered the most versatile of their era. This is the only known Mercer Raceabout with special racing modifications, including quick replace racing tires.

Hours and Info

6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-7233
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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