Open Daily  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 401-848-2277

1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI

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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.

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Ford Shelby

The Ford/Shelby Car collection pays homage to Carroll Shelby’s great race cars.

Corvettes

Every Corvette body style is represented in this very rare collection.

Mopars

Some of Chrysler’s most powerful and high-performing street cars are all in this collection.

World Cars

Highlighted here are stellar examples of Jaguars, Mercedes Benz, BMWs, Acuras, Lamborghinis and Porsches.

American Muscle

Classic iconic 1960s cars include the Camaro, GTO, Mustang, Challenger and the Hemi Cuda.  

Fin Cars

The 1950s bloomed into color and jet-like styling with the Buick Skylark, Cadillac Series Sixty-Two, T-Bird and the DeSoto Adventurer Convertible.

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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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.

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