Argonne
This firm, based out of Jersey City, NJ, survived for only 2 years. Although they had a full line of conventional cars, they also advertised a sports car.
Pirate Runabout
The 3 young entrepreneurs who started BLM deserve credit not only for the effort but also from their recognition that the country might want a sports car.
lancia pf200c spider
Pininfarina was the first coachbuilding company to go away from the conventional body on frame coachwork bodies to monocoque unibody coachwork bodied construction.
Disbrow
The very limited production Disbrow sports car, though quite handsome, is less interesting than its driver Louis Disbrow who is alleged to have raced over 300,000 miles.
Colt 6 Cyl adjust 2
Although it lasted for only one year, Colt of Yonkers, New York, designed their automobiles specifically to be powerful sports cars. Their objective was clear, as evident in their design features, including a 40 HP, six-cylinder engine, and packed in a 1800m pound car.
Adams Farwell Model 8A
In 1907 the Adams Company set out with the intention of building a true sports car. Their end cumulative result fit within the guidelines of our criteria by advertising performance separate from the ordinary, as well as a different body style from the standard roadster.
Colby Side
The Colby Motor Company of Mason City, Iowa had the makings of a successful company. Supported by local banks and experienced managers, they produced their first car in 1911.
The Twelve Salon Speedster
Auburn was a sports car for the 1930s, perhaps the only one, which fits that criteria. It was meant to be made in series (not one-off), it was designed different from the other series produced cars, and it was advertised for its speed and sporty look.
Baby Bugatti Starting Grid
In 1927 Ettore Bugatti designed and built the first “Baby” Bugatti for his son Roland’s birthday. The Baby Bugatti is a half size replica of the Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix with a 12 volt electric motor.
Allen Meadowbrook Type Model H
The Allen Kingston was a car manufactured by The New York Car and Truck Company. The company was started by Walter Allen, and initially seemed to have great promise.

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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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