Hidden in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Nethercutt Museum houses one of the world’s premier collections of classic cars. Ranging from a Ford Model T to custom luxury cars previously owned by rich and famous, there is plenty of variety in the 250+ car collection. Dozens of the cars date back to the 1930s and earlier. There is even the first VW Bug imported into the United States from 1946 on display. Most all of the cars have been restored to their full glory and are kept in pristine condition.
Aside from its impressive classic automobiles, the Nethercutt is also home to a collection of orchestrions, or player pianos and music boxes. The highlight of this for many is the massive theater pipe organ. There is also antique furniture and an old steam locomotive and train car on site, making it easy to step into the past with your visit.
Many have called the Nethercutt one of the top five car museums in the world.
The Nethercutt Museum and Collection can be found in Sylmar, just outside of Los Angeles. The best way to get there is by car — the exit from I-5 is 159 or 159a. Open Tuesday to Saturday, admission to the museum is free, though you'll need a reservation to take a tour of the Collection. Parking on site is free.