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

1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI


The private collection of 90+ 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 galleries 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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“Gunther Talks Cars”


Ford Shelby

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


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


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

World Cars

Highlighted here are stellar examples of Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, McLaren, Lamborghini and Porsche.

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.


The Pop-Up Porsche Exhibit is, in effect, a seventh gallery, set up in the Museum’s 5,000 sq. ft. event space adjacent to the Fin Car Gallery.  

Car of the Month

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

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Of all the automobiles designed during the “Jet Age,” perhaps none were as extreme in looks as the 1959 Cadillac. GM Design Chief Harley Earl was enamored with jet aircraft, and his influence was clearly evidenced by the car’s astonishing attributes: giant tail fins rising 42 inches off the ground; massive chrome bumpers; dual bullet tail lights; and dashboards looking as if they were borrowed from a jet fighter.

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