The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention, the automobile! Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum, seven days a week.
Here you will view Circus Magnate, John and Mable Ringling’s collection of Rolls Royce autos, John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz, and Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper. Classic and muscle cars are on display side by side, including Don Garlits, dragster number two! The museum features immaculately restored vintage automobiles spanning over a one-hundred year history of man’s automotive genius!
The museum features over 80 automobiles, consisting of the alphabet of the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, DeLorean, Edsel and Ferrari are just to name a few of the exquisite examples of automotive craftsmanship!
Bring the family to explore the history of the “car”. See one-of-a-kind autos, and enjoy the magnificent workmanship and ingenuity of one of man’s greatest accomplishments!
While you’re in the gift shop, take the children and let them pick out a miniature memento of their favorite car!
The Gift Shop also features other rare collectables, unique exhibits and hard-to-find automotive books. For the camera buffs, you don’t miss the museum’s impressive antique camera exhibit.
From the “horseless carriage” to a sleekly designed “speedster”, you will not be disappointed with this breath-taking display of automotive history!
The Sarasota Classic Car Museum has self guided tours daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day. Docents are on hand to answer questions and chat with guests about the history of the cars on display. You don’t want to miss this rare and unique collection of vintage autos! Sarasota’s best attraction value!
“Visited on a rainy day and had a great time. The staff was very friendly and eager to tell you about any and all vehicles . Plenty of cool old cars. If your looking for simple,old school Florida sights be sure to stop in.” – Mark S.
“Even though I have been to this museum three times in the last 12 months, it is still full of surprises. There were many different vehicles there this time compared with May 2016. It is brilliant value for money, and I would happily recommend it to anyone.” – Nigel J.
“I took my 85 year old father here, as he loves old cars. It was a great place to leisurely walk through the history of motoring. Though we visited during the snowbird season, it wasn’t crowded and we could mosey along at our own pace. The collection is quite random and somewhat inconsistent, but there are some unusual cars, some with interesting histories (told by plaques located nearby them). This is a low-tech low budget museum, but that in itself provides an interesting “Old Florida” experience (much like nearby Jungle Gardens). If you are tired of looking at computer screens and want to reminisce about cars from the early to mid-twentieth century, in a relaxed way, this museum is the place to visit. – Socratez
5500 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243