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.
This 289 Cobra Factory Team car CSX2430 is one of 32 full race specification cars prepared by Shelby American for race driver Tom Payne. Payne was a racer, businessman and would-be-politician who once raced on a Canadian track wearing a Glen Plaid suit; he had run out of time to change into his driver’s coveralls before the event. The stunt earned him the nickname “Gentleman Tom.”