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.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was inspired by the W194 race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1952 as well as the Nürburgring and Mexico’s Carrera Panamericana that year. The 300 SL “Gullwing” race car was so successful that American Max Hoffman placed an order for 1,000 road cars to be built. Daimler Benz had no plans to build a road car from this design but decided to accept the New Yorker’s order, hence the 1954 birth of the 300 SL road car.