The Elliott Museum has almost 100 vehicles in our collection ranging from a re-creation of an 1885 Benz Motorwagen to a 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan.  The Elliott has one of the largest collections of Ford Model A cars and Model AA commercial vehicles in the world!  Our working garage where the magic happens boasts a team of seasoned “car guys” who strive to get the cars in working order for parades and shows, and for the Stuart Main Street Auto Gallery in the Museum, a rotating exhibit that includes vintage motorcycles, wooden boats, and even a full-size replica of the Pelican, the first Hydro-Aeroplane flown across the Everglades by Florida explorer, Hugh Willoughby.

Thursday Auto & Garage tour

In addition to the 2009 Rolls-Royce, you will see a 1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Pall Mall Dual-Windshield Touring Car, a 1914 seven-seat Packard that was owned by Ralph Evinrude, a 1903 Stanley Steamer and 1903 Cadillac, 1930 & 1941 Classic Lincolns, and our Crown Jewel: a very rare 1953 Cunningham C-3 Continental Cabriolet, one of only 25 made!

Because the auto exhibit rotates, some of the cars are in the garage for work.  While the garage is not open to the public, those wishing a sneak-peek can join the Auto & Garage Tour presented by Associate Car Curator, John Giltinan, most Thursday mornings at 11 am.  This tour is included with general admission, and Museum Members are free.   Meet at Visitors Services at 10:55 am.

Following is a complete list of all the vehicles in the Elliott’s collection and where they are currently located.  Click to expand the list.

Elliott Museum Auto Collection List

Elliott Museum: Display Vehicles (as of 3-28-19)

Vehicles are listed by age in chronological order. The current location of the vehicle is listed in parenthesis. Vehicles listed under the “garage/gallery” category may not be available for viewing as the collections are rotated on a regular basis.

1886 BENZ Patent Motor Wagon (HF), re-creation made by Mercedes-Benz, excellent condition (gallery)

1893 Duryea (HF), re-creation, excellent condition (gallery)

1903 Stanley Steamer Runabout, recent cosmetic restoration, original owner was Sterling Elliott (Struggle for Power Exhibit)

1903 Cadillac Roadster, recent cosmetic restoration, single cylinder engine (Struggle for Power Exhibit)

1905 REO Roadster, single cylinder engine, mostly original (R-217)

1905 Oldsmobile, Curved Dash, single cylinder engine, (garage/gallery)

1907 Maxwell Touring Car, 2-cylinder engine, similar to Jack Benny car (R-211)

1909 Ford Model “T” Touring Car, early production, partial restoration (R-320)

1909 Hupmobile Speedster, mostly original condition, originally owned by Harmon Elliott (R-309)

1910 Moline Model “M” Dreadnaught, five-passenger touring car, restored (R-115)

1912 Ford Model “T” Speedster, restored (garage/gallery)

1914 Detroit Electric, dual controls, swivel seats, recent cosmetic restoration, original brocade interior (Struggle for Power Exhibit)

1914 Packard 2-38, Seven Passenger Phaeton, older restoration, 6 cylinder, formerly owned by Ralph Evinrude, runs/drives (garage/gallery)

1920 Hudson Super Six Limousine, restored, originally owned by Enrico Caruso (garage/gallery)

1922 Durant Star, wood body Depot Hack, restored (R-315)

1923 Stutz Model 690 Roadster, side mounted spare tires, rumble seat, 6-cylinder engine, older restoration (R-119)

1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Pall Mall dual windshield Touring Car, Merrimac body, older restoration in nice condition, CCCA Classic (gallery)

1926 Bugatti T-35 Grand Prix Racer, re-creation (gallery)

1927 Ford Model “T” Fordor sedan, restored (R-319))

1927 Ford Model “TT” Tow Truck, Manley 3.5-ton wrecker boom, runs and drives. (gallery)

1928 Chevrolet “AB” coupe, faux convertible body with non-functional landau irons (R-317)

1929 Chevrolet International Model AC Five Passenger Touring Sedan (HF), six-cylinder, restored (R-313)

1930 Chevrolet Half-Ton Roadster pick-up truck (HF), six-cylinder, restored (gallery)

1930 Lincoln Model “L”, Brunn body open front Town Car, V-8 engine, CCCA Classic, nice older restoration, (garage/gallery)

1936 Austin “Nippy” Roadster, restored, runs/drives, originally owned by Harmon Elliott, used as shore car on board his yacht the NOMRAH (garage/gallery)

1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet, restored, runs/drives, V-12, CCCA Classic (garage/gallery)

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Sedan, blue, 356 cubic inch, 165 horsepower in-line eight, very nice mostly original car, CCCA Classic (garage/gallery)

1953 Cunningham C-3 Continental Cabriolet, body by Vignale, Turin, Italy. Currently running a 1958 Chrysler 392 cubic inch “Hemi” V-8 with a PowerFlite two-speed automatic transmission. Chassis made in West Palm Beach, FL. This car was on display at the 1953 Geneva Auto Show and the 1953 New York Auto Show. Recent cosmetic restoration. (garage/gallery)

1954 Chevrolet Corvette, Polo White/red interior, restored, 6 cylinder, Powerglide transmission (R-114)

1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible, red/white hardtop/red & white interior, restored (R-113)

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, restored, runs/drives, unusual Dusk Pearl color, continental tire, dual antennas (garage/gallery)

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, black, restored, 270 horsepower V-8 with dual 4 bbl. Carburetors (gallery)

1961 Cadillac Series “75” Nine Passenger (Formal) Sedan, gun-metal gray, light gray top, mostly original, runs/drives, (garage/gallery)

1965 Porsche 356-C Coupe, red/black interior, chrome wheels, Blaupunkt radio, restored, runs/drives (garage/gallery)

1966 Ford Mustang coupe, Pony interior, A/C, V-8, very nice mostly original condition (garage/gallery)

1968 Buick Electra 225 2-door hardtop, very nice mostly original car (garage/gallery)

1971 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (garage/gallery)

1976 CITICAR Electric coupe, original condition, blue, made in Sebring, FL (R-213)

1980 MGB “Limited Edition” Roadster, black exterior with silver graphics, tan interior, 35,000 miles, mostly original, (garage/gallery)

1984 Pontiac Fiero coupe, mid-engine 4-cylinder, 4 speed manual, one owner, nice original car (R-308)

1985 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz coupe, mostly original condition (R-311)

1995 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, one owner, 51,000-mile original car (R-306)

2000 Ford Ranger EV (Electric Vehicle) 14,000 miles, original condition (garage/gallery)

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan, V-12, one owner car with 9,000 miles, excellent condition (gallery)

The following Model “A” Ford cars and “AA” commercial vehicles are currently on display:

1930 Ford Model “A” Standard Coupe (01), two tone-green, rumble seat (R-218)

1930 Ford Model “A” Panel Delivery (02), Smithy’s BBQ, (R-303)

1930 Ford Model “A” Taxi (03), green/cream, has division, jump seat, and meter, restored (R-202)

1930 Ford Model “A” Pick-up truck (04), blue/black, restored (R-301)

1930 Ford Model “A” Cabriolet (05), black/grey wheels, rumble seat (R-201)

1930 Ford Model “A” Fordor sedan (06), Maroon/red, restored (R-314)

1930 Ford Model “A” Standard Phaeton (07), blue/black, East Lantana Police, restored, runs/drives (garage)

1930 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Roadster (08), olive green, apple green wheels, black fenders (R-302)

1930 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Roadster (HF), green/black (gallery)

1930 Ford Model “A” woody Station Wagon (10), restored, runs/drives (R-316)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Service Truck (11), Burgundy/red wheels/black fenders, restored (R-220)

1930 Ford Model “A” Roadster Pick-up truck (12), blue-green/black, restored (R-312)

1930 Ford Model “A” Standard Phaeton (13), medium blue/black fenders and top, spotlight (R-207)

1930 Ford Model “A” “C” Cab Panel Delivery (14), brown, UPS truck, restored (R-214)

1931 Ford Model “A” “C” Cab Panel Delivery (HF), tan, restored (R-215)

1930 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Phaeton (15), restored, tan/black, chrome side mount covers (R-212)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Ambulance (16), original “Barn Find”, camper conversion, “Grapes of Wrath”


1930 Ford Model “AA” Stake Truck (18), red/black (R-101)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Express Truck (19), forest green/black, restored (R-208)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Panel Delivery (20), brown/black, Harris Coal, restored (R-104)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Funeral Service Coach (21), wire wheels, grey/black, restored (R-107)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Police Paddy Wagon (22), blue/black, East Lantana Police, (R-110)

1930 Ford Model “AA” Dump Truck (55), un-restored, orange/black (R-102)

1930 Ford Model “A” Pick-up truck (23), blue-green/black, Budd Body, restored (R-205)

1931 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Sedan Delivery (24), maroon/black, Gwen’s Fine Foods, restored (R-304)

1931 Ford Model “A” Special Delivery woody (25), tan/black, restored (R-305)

1931 Ford Model “A” Sport Coupe (26), faux convertible, two tone green/light green wheels/black fenders (R-318)

1931 Ford Model “A” Convertible Sedan, Body Style A-400 (27), black/cream wheels, dual side mounts with chrome covers, leather interior (garage)

1931 Ford Model “A” Bell Telephone Truck (28), York-Hoover body, forest green/black, restored (R-307)

1931 Ford Model “A” Panel Delivery (29), E. Wright Business Machines, restored (R-204)

1931 Ford Model “A” Drop Floor Panel Delivery (30), burgundy/black, restored (R-206)

1931 Ford Model “A” Deluxe Pick-up, Body Style 66-A (31), green/black, designed for General Electric Co. for appliance delivery service (R-203)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Service Tow Truck (32), boom made by Manley Manufacturing Co., red/black, Angus’ Towing Service, restored, runs/drives (gallery)

1931 Ford Model “AA” School Bus (33), body by Wayne, recent cosmetic restoration, painted Wayne Flame Orange/black, interactive display (gallery)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Tractor-trailer, Freuhauf trailer, (42-43) older restoration (gallery)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Tanker Truck, Pure Oil Co., (35) restored, runs/drives (gallery/garage)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Grain Truck (34), green/black, un-restored original, (R-102)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Roadster Dump Truck (36), dark blue/cream/black, restored (R-210)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Dump Truck (37), Galion Body, red/black, restored (R-103)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Fire Truck (38), red/black/gold leaf, runs/drives, restored (gallery/garage)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Deluxe Delivery (39), maroon/black, Shawn’s Diaper Service, restored (R-109)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Meat Packer’s Truck (40), tan/black, restored (R-105)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Funeral Coach (46), wire wheels, black paint, original green mohair interior, center opening side doors. Appeared in 1984 movie, “Places in the Heart” starring Sally Field (R-108)

1931 Ford Model “AA” Mail Truck (47), 10’ tall, olive green/black, restored (garage/gallery)

1931 Ford Model “AA” “Standrive” Milk Truck (52), white, Rockford Dairy Company, restored (R-120)

1931 Ford Model “AA” flatbed truck (53), black/black, Black Powder Transport, restored, runs/drives


1931 Ford Model “A” Mail Truck (56), olive green/black, un-restored original (R-216)

The following wood boats are currently on display:

1930-34 Dodge 16’6”, dual cockpit Runabout, restored (gallery)

1934 Chris-Craft Model 58, triple cockpit, 21’, 2 windshield speedboat with inboard V-8 Chrysler Hemi engine, “Vintage Rose”, restored (gallery)

1936 Chris-Craft Model C504 Standard Utility, 18’, original six cylinder inboard engine, “Bull’s Ship”,   restored (gallery)

1954 Flowers Boatworks (Titusville, Florida), 13’ dual cockpit Runabout with 30 horsepower Mercury outboard engine. Original condition, one owner. (moved to off-site storage 6-18)

1955 Chris-Craft Zephyr, 14’, Kit Boat, 1955 Mercury Silent 6 outboard engine, restored (2nd floor hallway)

17’ cedar-strip Feather Canoe, made by master canoe maker Henry A. “Mac” McCarthy in Sarasota, Florida (gallery)

The following motorcycles are currently on display:

1904 Indian, “Camelback”, Hedstrom single cylinder engine, originally owned by Harmon Elliott, restored (gallery)

1907 YALE, single cylinder (gallery)

1911 Harley-Davidson, single cylinder (gallery)

1915 Harley-Davidson racing motorcycle, single cylinder, 2 speed, restored (gallery)

1919 SUN single cylinder (gallery)

1923 Ner-A-Car single cylinder, 2-cycle, 2.5 horsepower motorcycle (garage, currently being restored. Available for viewing by appointment only.)

1949 Cushman Pacemaker Deluxe Scooter, single-cylinder, 5-horsepower, restored, (gallery/garage)

1951 Indian Warrior, 2-cylinder, original condition, runs, 426 miles. Original owner was singer and bandleader Vaughn Monroe (gallery)

1978 Sears Free Spirit Moped (garage/gallery)

2000 EV Global Electric Bicycle, nice original condition (garage)


Key to abbreviations:

“HF”- Indicates that the vehicle is on long-term loan from the Hudson Foundation,

The Model A Fords from the Donnelley collection have a two-digit number in parenthesis next to the vehicle description. This represents the last 2 digits of the museum’s Accession Number for that vehicle.  

Vehicles that are stored in the automated rack display system carry a locater number indicating bay location. For example, R-101 identifies the vehicle at the far-left end of the back first floor row of vehicles. Each bay has a corresponding bay identification number.

“Garage/Gallery” indicates that the vehicle may be in either location depending upon circumstances.


Display vehicles are subject to change from time to time, please inquire if there is a vehicle that you want to see. Please note that vehicles not on display in the museum’s galleries can only be seen by appointment, or by regularly scheduled garage tour, Thursday’s at 11:00 AM. To make arrangements please contact Associate Curator John Giltinan at, telephone 772-225-1961 x 111.