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Conveniently located two blocks north of 17th Street on the west side of S.W. 1st. Ave.(Packard Ave.) Situated between Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Airport.
1527 S.W. 1st. Ave.(Packard Ave.) Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315
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I don’t care if you are into sports cars, hot rod, customs or any other car you see at a car show you will enjoy this museum. No there is not a muscle car in site and no there are no metal flake paint jobs. The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is about only one kind of car, the Packard. It has the biggest collection of Packards and Packard memorabilia in the World according to staff at the museum.
When we walked in we were impressed but once we started walking around and discovered there were multiple rooms of cars we were ready to settle in for a long tour. We spent two hours at the facility and could easily have spent twice that.
Each car has its own book of facts and history displayed with the vehicle. Some are brief and others are extensive. Some of the cars have an interesting history of fame and others are just good old Packards.
When I was growing up the Packard had already slipped into being an “old man’s car”. It wasn’t cool but the older folks seemed to have a certain respect for the car name. As I grew older I just thought of the Packard as the car Studebaker bought and later killed off. Touring this museum certainly gave me a much greater respect for the brand name and a much better appreciation of what the car once was.
In its day it was the American Rolls Royce and was the car you had to have if you were a “somebody” in America. It didn’t matter if you were a Hollywood Movie Star or a President, if it was prior to WWII you wanted a Packard.
The following are but a few of the fantastic vehicles on display at the Packard Antique Car Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you are ever in that part of the Country and have had enough beach time drive over to the museum and see what you have been missing.