Tupelo Automobile Museum

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Vehicles at the Tupelo Automobile Museum

Tupelo Automobile Museum is located in Tupelo, Mississippi. This museum has over one hundred cars that date back to 1886. Consisting of the late Frank Spain's personal collection which totals 150 vehicles, the cars range from antique, rare, and celebrity and are displayed in chronological order to illustrate the history of automotive design and innovation. [1]

Museum at a glance

Display of a 2014 Toyota Corolla built by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs, Mississippi.

Located at 1 Otis Boulevard (across from the BancorpSouth Arena) in downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, this automotive museum displays, in the 120,000 sq. ft. facility, over 100 of the 150 car collection. Special interest automotive exhibits supplement the permanent display throughout the year. Vehicles date from 1886 to 2011 and feature rare vehicles such as a '48 Tucker, 1916 Owen Magnetic, 1920 Cord L-29, 1929 Duesenberg Model J, 1937 Lagonda and a large array of 50's, 60's and 70's cars and celebrity vehicles including one purchased by Elvis Presley. The cars are displayed in chronological order to illustrate the progress of automotive design and innovation. The collection is owned by a non-profit educational foundation. The museum is open daily, Monday-Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm and Sundays noon to 4:30pm, and only closed on Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving and Easter days.

Collection

The museum has over one hundred cars on display. Some of the cars are: a Tucker 48, an 1899 Knox, a 1964 Leslie, Liberace's Corvette, a never driven Dodge Viper, and a 1976 Lincoln Mark IV. The specially built "Leslie Special" was in the film The Great Race. The 1976 Lincoln Mark IV was once owned by Elvis Presley.[1] The museum also features Hispano-Suizas.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Kirkpatrick, Marlo Carter. Mississippi. Guilford: Morris Book, 2007. 34. Print.
  2. ^ "Auto Museums in the Deep South". The New York Times. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

External links

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum - official site

Coordinates: 34°15′32″N 88°41′49″W / 34.25889°N 88.69691°W / 34.25889; -88.69691

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