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Largest Collection of Packard Motor Cars

Largest Collection of Packard Motor Cars


The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum in downtown Fort Lauderdale, is one of the least expected experiences.  This hidden gem is the largest collection of Packard Motor Cars and memorabilia from the 1900’s to the 1950’s.


The Packard Car Collection


The museum which is an 18,000 square foot building is a reproduction of an old Packard showroom from the 1920’s.  They have on display a total of 22 Packard Motor Cars in full working condition. The museum is also stocked with thousands of memorabilia, including a Delivery Van, Hearse, Fire Truck and Paddy Wagon and a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D Roosevelt.


1929 Packard Model 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Patty Wagon at The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Patty Wagon at The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
1939 12 Cylinder all weather 1939 Convertible Victoria
1909 Packard Model 18 Speedster 60th oldest Packard in existence.
Collection of Packard Cars
Collection of Packard Cars at Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum


The museum is also available to rent for special events or fundraisers.   It’s a great venue to host a roaring 20’s party theme.   We did and the guests loved it!!


In Roaring 20’s Party at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Antique Car Museum
 Roaring 20’s party theme!


The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is situated near downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you are interested in cars and history, spend a few hours out of your day and come visit this museum in Fort Lauderdale.


Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
1527 Packard Avenue (SW 1st Avenue)
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315
Hours:  Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission to the museum costs $8 a person


About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Brittany @ Paws for Beer
    August 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I love visiting car museums. Classic cars always have such character and detail that today’s cars will never have.

    • Carmen
      August 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Brittany. It’s a very unique place. Makes you feel like you have traveled back in time.

  2. Tara Lepore and Jessi Honard
    August 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I seriously can’t think of a better party theme than the roaring 20s 😀 Great photos!

    • Carmen
      August 3, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Thanks. It’s a great place to host an event. The guest really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the cars.

  3. Lauren
    August 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I love the Roaring 20s! Makes me think about the movie Midnight In Paris 🙂 Great classic cars, too!

    • Carmen
      August 3, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Hi Lauren, I love that movie! Most locals don’t even know about this place. This museum rivals any I have seen.

  4. Brianna
    August 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    What a gorgeous collection, vehicles like that are more work of art than just mere transportation.

    • Carmen
      August 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Hi Brianna, All of the vehicles are in working condition and in excellent condition. T he variety of vehicles and keepsakes is wonderful. I hope it will always be there for generations to come.

  5. Mary {The World Is A Book}
    August 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

    This looks like such an interesting museum to wander around. What a great idea to host a roaring 20′s party theme. Despite not being a car fanatic, I actually enjoyed visiting car museums. I love this era so this would have been wonderful visit.

    • Carmen
      August 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Mary. I’m not a big car buff either. It’s a fun place to wander around and see all the cars which are in prime condition, while hearing twenties music being played in the background.

  6. Taylor Hicken
    April 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I’m in love with the 1909 Packard Model, such a pretty color. I’ve been looking at different collectors, my husband is very interested in purchasing a vintage car. We’ll have to find a place we’d be able to store the car, it’d be fun to say we own a vintage car.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Yes, it’s definitely a fun hobby!

  7. john
    December 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

    You made me think that Luxury lifestyle is what I think I should be after.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      It’s a lot of fun, John!

  8. Diego Monterey
    December 17, 2018 at 3:57 am

    I’ve never been to a car museum before, and I can just imagine how cool it would be to host a retro/vintage party there!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Yes, it’s a lot of fun!

  9. Erick R. Jackson
    March 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous collection, good job. I really love this post, Carmen Edelson.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 23, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it. Thanks, Erick!

  10. truckomotive
    August 26, 2019 at 3:53 am

    very nice sharing. my grandfather used to have one of those models.

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      How cool, thanks for sharing!

  11. Elizabeth Paige
    March 24, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Been exposed to cars since growing up, I’ve been with my parents and 3 older brothers who are fan of cars. Now, I also wish to go to a car museum.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 25, 2020 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth!

  12. Jill Everson
    June 25, 2020 at 8:35 am

    These are gold, thanks for sharing, I would love to visit the place <3

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 27, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Always happy to share, thanks for reading!

  13. Elizabeth Paige
    June 29, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Wow! I love your collection, Carmen. Thanks for sharing this to us. I hope I could visit this place soon.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  14. David Johnny
    July 3, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Carmen Edelson, These cars looking so nice, Thank you so much for the post!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 21, 2020 at 3:16 am

      Glad you enjoyed it, David!

  15. reezan
    December 19, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 4, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      Always happy to share!

  16. Paul Hicks
    December 28, 2020 at 2:44 am

    OMG this is the best car collection i have ever seen Thanks for sharing this article.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 4, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks for reading, Paul!

  17. Alain
    February 7, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Hello Carmen, A wonderful site for Packards! What a beautiful collection of pictures and history really professionally done. It’s difficult to find educated people for this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 11, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment 🙂

  18. Jeff Storm
    July 2, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Good Job Carmen!
    I love antiques and you have shared them in a unique way!
    Keep up the good work

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 2, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you!

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