The private collection of 75+ automobiles at the Newport Car Museum focuses on seven decades of modern industrial automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art. From the 1950s to the present, separate exhibits of Ford/Shelby Cars, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars, Muscle Cars and Mopars have been carefully curated to appeal to men as well as women and to all generations, from grandparents to parents to children.
Highlighted here are stellar examples of Jaguars, Mercedes Benz, BMWs, Acuras, Lamborghinis and Porsches.
Classic iconic 1960s cars include the Camaro, GTO, Mustang, Challenger and the Hemi Cuda.
It is rare for an automobile manufacturer to design a car for the sole purpose of enticing a former race car driver to rejoin its race team. Such was the case when Chrysler’s Plymouth division created an aero-car from its Road Runner model called the Plymouth Superbird. When Richard Petty left Plymouth’s NASCAR team for Ford in 1968, Plymouth wanted the popular driver back in its ranks, and it was determined (correctly) that this car would lure him back.