Founded by Arthur O. Stone, former floral company owner, the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum has assembled an impressive collection of pre-war Packard automobiles and other memorabilia. The museum excellently showcases the development of American automotive engineering skill.
Mr. Stone, an automobile aficionado, decked out the museum with everything from grease caps, gearshift knobs, and spark plugs to Texaco Oil signage. The museum also contains a recently added wing and a renovated, bigger library. 22 Packard automobiles from 1900 to the 1940's are displayed, ranging from a 1909 Packard Model 18 Speedster to a 1947 Packard Model 2111 Clipper Eight Deluxe Custom PU Truck. Alongside the automobiles is a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Located two blocks north of 17th Street on the west side of S.W. 1st. Ave, the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is situated between downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Airport. The museum will be of interest to any car or history buff, and you could easily spend half an hour or three hours touring the museum depending on your interest.