Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum; Sevierville, Tennessee

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 57 ChevyIt seems strange to use the words Muscle Car and Museum together. After all when things you bought new qualify to be in a museum it mean you are getting old! After going through Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee it may be worth it.

Most museums are devoted to a brand of car like a Packard Museum or very eclectic with all different ages and types of cars; some cater to the “cars of the stars” but few real museums focus on the Muscle Car. Floyd Garrett, well know muscle car expert with a fondness for the Bow Tie brand, has done just that. He, with the help of many muscle car collectors, has assembled a magnificent representation of the muscle car from virtually all manufactures.

Certainly, not every muscle car is represented in this 90 car collection but keep in mind such museums are constantly changing inventory to keep the collection fresh. Just because one of your favorite cars isn’t there today doesn’t mean it won’t be the next time you visit. While we were taking photos of our favorites we overhead some other guests talking about how certain cars were new from when they last visited but they enjoyed seeing all the cars regardless if they were there previously or not.

In fact, Katrina and I visited the collection twice in one week and spent more time looking the cars over the second time than we did the first. As in so many cases, we were like kids in a candy store on  the first visit. The first time we almost ran from car to car to see what was in the collection. On our second visit we were more mature and spent time looking at each car more carefully and fully reading the display boards.

Since our first visit to this museum we have returned again and this time it was to deliver one of our own cars to take up residence in the Museum for a year or so. If you visit the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum and see a certain 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney Special say hi to it for us!

The following are the cars that caught our attention on our first visit and thought you might enjoy.

FLOYD GARRETT MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Welcome to Muscle Car Heaven Floyd Garrett style.

This video will give you a good overview of the Museum but check out the photos below for more detail.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 67 Mustang

We walked in and fell in love with this beautiful 1967 Mustang 390 GT. We will be doing a feature on this in our Feature Car Page very soon.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Shelby Mustang

1967 Shelby was sitting next to the 67 GT and provided a terrific comparison between what Ford built and what Shelby modified.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Shelby Mustang

Shelby GT 500

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Boss 429

Boss 429

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Boss 429

A Hemi by Ford

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Shelby Mustang

Another great Shelby

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Here is a sleeper!

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 58 Chevy convertible

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 40 Ford

Read the sign below!

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Only 12,200 miles, most of it hauling moonshine!

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 69 amx Big Bad Orange

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 69 AMX

1969 Big Bad Orange 390 Go Pack AMX

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum race car

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum race car

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Fireball Roberts Pontiac

Anytime you see the names Smokey Yunick and Fireball Roberts on the same car you are talking history.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Smokey Yunick Fireball Roberts

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Fireball Roberts Pontiac

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum GTO

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 427 Ford Galaxie

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 427 Ford Galaxie

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Barracuda

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Max Wedge Dart

When was the last time you saw a 1962 413 Max Wedge Dodge Dart Convertible? This one is original and low low miles.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Dodge Max Wedge

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Dick Landy

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Dale Earnhardt

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Dale Earnhardt

I didn’t even know about this car until I read the sign. Big “E” took the final lap of the Century in 1999 after the last race of the year. It is in its as raced condition.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Thunderbolt

Know what this is?

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Thunderbolt

How about another hint.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Thunderbolt

THUNDERBOLT!

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Thunderbolt

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Thunderbolt

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum ThunderboltFloyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Thunderbolt

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Torino Advertisement

If you can read the text on this Ford ad.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Vanishing Point Challenger

Remember the movie Vanishing Point? This is the car.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Buick Grand Sport convertible

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Plymouth GTX

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Plymouth GTX

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 70 Barracuda

Knew a guy back home that purchased one similar to this after high school and always thought it was one of the sharpest cars around.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 67 Corvette

This is the 1967 Corvette I always wanted. I had a green 67 427 with side pipes but always wished it was red with a black stinger.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Chevy 409

How about a 409?

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Chevy 409

How about a Bubble Top?

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 62 Chevy Bubble top

How about a 409 Bubble Top?

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Corvette

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Challenger RT

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Yenko Camaro

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Camaro Pace Car

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 63 Corvette

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 63 Corvette

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum 55 Thunderbird

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Ford Talladega

1969 Ford Talladega; the whitewalls are correct, that is the way Ford sent them out of the factory. 428 CJ with whitewalls, go figure?

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Boss 429 Mustang

Who says you can’t have two bosses? Here is a second Boss 429.

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum Boss 429

Floyd Garret Muscle Car Museum

The following are some photos from our second visit when we delivered our Spoiler II.

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  1. Cathy Wilson says:

    Is this museum open to the public? Or do you need to schedule an appt. to see this collection?
    Thank you,
    Cathy

  2. rfleener says:

    Cathy, the museum is open to the public and has convenient hours. I highly recommend it.

  3. bob t says:

    IT is open to the public. I have been there ,one awesome time. lots of very rare cars in perfect shap.

  4. Dan B says:

    Just recently visited……a remarkable collection from start to finish. If you appreciate seeing real cars,this is it. No flash,aftermarket junk,tasteless modifications,just very rare pieces as they were built. Thanks Floyd

  5. Fred Kaiser says:

    I have been there twice, about three years in between and the last time was in May of this year (2011). It has been very nice both times and I will be back.

  6. Barney says:

    The Dodge Challenger is the same car used in the film Vanishing Point or a similar?

    How can I buy a replica of this car?

    I am from Brazil, forgive my bad English, please.

  7. Mark Semk says:

    My visit was awesome !!

  8. terry k says:

    Have Rare 69 Cougar 428 4/speed 350 posi Restore for sale 1/32 built Ford test car nosunlimited@msn.com

  9. Rocco says:

    I’ve been there, and like everyone else has mentioned, It’s awesome.

  10. Lynn Keith says:

    I have visited twice Its worth the time awesome

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