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With any historic object, provenance is the most important factor to consider. If the goal is to use a car purely for pleasure, without consideration of its previous history or its future place in the automotive pantheon then provenance is less important. However, we deal here with objects of practical, artistic, and historical significance as… Read More
Provanance
With any historic object, provenance is the most important factor to consider. If the goal is to use a car purely for pleasure, without consideration... Read More
This is the story of someone who had love at first sight when she saw her first Metropolitan. Cars matter, not because of the actual... Read More
The American Sports Car Header
These are a few of the interesting sports cars that American manufacturers proposed in their sales literature, in a failing attempt to interest buyers. Read More
44 50 Fore Door Battleship Roadster
The Abbott-Detroit Motor Company was founded in 1909 with the intention of producing high-quality motorcars. Within ten years, they would close. Read More
Amplex
Not much is known about the Amplex Motor Car Company of New York City except they built a line of impressive “valveless”, “self cranking” cars through 1910. Read More
Special Cup Racer
The Apperson Motorcar Company was known to produce high-quality cars such as the "Jackrabbit" and "Big Dick". It survived from 1902 until 1926. Read More
American Roadster
The American Motor Car Company produced many of the most exciting cars in the early sports car revolution. Read More
Chadwick Full
Hailing from Pottstown Pennsylvania, the Chadwick Engineering Works was founded by a young engineer by the name of Lee Sherman Chadwick. Read More
Sergio Scaglietti
Sergio Scaglietti was responsible for some of the most iconic styling concepts in the history of the Ferrari, including the 180 Testa Rossa. Read More
The Ace Combat Speedster
The Ace Automobile Company started ambitiously right after World War I, the dream of an engineer who, unable to buy cars of the type he wanted, decided to make his own. Read More
Unusual Castagna post war build header
Carrozzeria Castagna was founded in 1849 by Carlo Castagna after his purchase of the Ferrari Coachbuilding Co. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Emergency Roadster
The Daniels Motor Company of Reading, Pennsylvania made quality automobiles from 1916 through 1924 and were known as automotive pioneers in the Brass Era. Read More
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. Read More

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6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
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Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
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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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