The Ragtops Automobile Museum is located in West Palm Beach, FL and is a premier attraction in the area. The museum was originally established as an antique and special interest automobile dealership and has evolved into the museum of today with a continuously changing inventory that provides a unique backdrop for hosting events. Ragtops started in a gas station with three cars in the early 1980s. By 1989 the company had added a second location at a 1925 Cadillac-LaSalle dealership building.
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The company began hosting events during the years between 1990 and 2010.Its inventory consisted of one hundred and ten cars spread across three properties.
In 2011, Ragtops moved to its current location at the previously named Club LaSalle, which is just next door to the location they occupied for twenty-four years. Since the move, the Ragtops Automobile Museum has continued to market itself as a must-see attraction in the Palm Beach area. With its antique vehicles and authentic collectibles, it provides events hosted in its building with a unique setting sure not to be forgotten.
The automobiles offered at the Ragtops Automobile Museum are antique and part of a constantly changing inventory. The ever-changing inventory gives first-time and returning visitors new automobiles to explore. Current inventory includes the following:
1966 Chevrolet Corvette- Built in 1966 convertible has a four-speed manual transmission and has been spectacularly restored to NCRS standards. It boasts a tan interior, jet black finish, and black top. This Stingray has also had Vintage Air conditioning professionally installed and has less than sixty thousand miles on it.
1941 Cadillac Sedan Convertible- Built in 1941 this automobile is one of only four hundred manufactured in 1941 for the price of $1,965. This Cadillac Sedan Convertible was bought at the Miami Auto Show of 1941 by a local couple in South Florida and has remained in the family being passed down through the generations.
1956 Ford Sunliner- Built in 1956 with a white top and painted pink and white with matching interior, this Ford is a perfect reminder of 1950s Americana. Under the hood, visitors will find a powerful 312 V-8 automatic transmission complete with a Continental Kit from the time-period.
1952 Chevrolet Deluxe Tin Woody Wagon- This automobile belongs to the owner of Ragtops and is an Alumni automobile. The wagon boasts three rows of seats, seating nine passengers and straight-6 engine with a three-speed manual transmission.
1973 Ford Mustang- This automobile is the actual Mustang Lee Laccoca presented as an award to Sam Marshall of Marshall Ford in Cleveland for Dealer of the Year. The mustang only has twenty-six thousand miles, a Cleveland 351 and all the bells and whistles including factory air conditioning. It is painted red and has a black and white stripe interior with a white soft top.
1962 Oldsmobile 98- This automobile retains its two-tone green interior and has been repainted its original light green. Under the hood, buyers will find a 394 V-8. The Oldsmobile has power steering, power brakes, and power windows.
1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Pickup Truck- This seventy-one-year-old pickup was recently given a two-tone, red and black, paint job, a new muffler system, and new brakes. The pick-up has been named the Smucker’s Farm Truck. It has a 216-cubic inch Inline six-cylinder engine with a four-speed manual transmission under the hood. Classic trucks hold their value better than all other automobile types.
1964 Chevrolet Corvair- The Corvair is a hybrid of Corvette and Bel Air. It was the only American-designed, mass-manufactured passenger car to employ a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. Seven different body styles were sold. This Corvair is painted black and has red interior. It also boasts skinny white walls and a chrome luggage rack. Under the hood buyers will find an Overhead valve aluminum 164 cubic inch Flat Six engine with a two-speed Powerglide Automatic transmission.
The Ragtops Automobile Museum offers a unique venue and hosts a variety of corporate and special events throughout the year. The eight thousand square-foot museum is divided into two four thousand square-foot rooms by a roll-drop curtain. Guests at these events find themselves surrounded fantastic memorabilia, a drive-in movie screen, and classic cars sparkling around the room.-
Ragtops Memorabilia at Auburn Auction- The Ragtops Automobile Museum has put part of its diverse collection up for sale at the Auburn Auction. Pieces at auction include several sought-after, unique, and hard-to-find pieces of Ty Houck’s private collection that he built up over more than forty years.
The Ragtops Automobile Museum offers car storage for all types of Florida residents. The storage facility houses a diverse variety of automobiles.
420 Claremore Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Phone: 561-655-2836