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San Diego Automotive Museum

A Collection of Classic Vehicles

Cruise into the San Diego Automotive Museum for an experience that will take you on an amazing journey of design, styling, and horsepower! With three extra rotating exhibits per year, the museum offers something for everyone. The signature exhibit on the permanent side of the gallery is Louie Mattar's Fabulous $75,000 Car, the vehicle that still holds the distance endurance record set in 1952. How did he do it? His adaptations of this car are truly amazing! It is complete with a washing machine, a stove, a refrigerator and a shower on the running board. Louie could also change the tires while the car was moving! The museum is also home to one of the finest Indian Motorcycle displays on the West Coast.

Neighborhood: Downtown

2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 231-AUTO
info@sdautomuseum.org

Hours

Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Last Admission is 4:30 PM

Social

Extra Cool Things to Know:

  • Free and ample parking in front of the building
  • Three special exhibits throughout the year

For the Kids:

  • A chance to play on a full-size car and a motorcycle
  • Car-related movies playing all day long
  • Coloring sheets that can be added to the "gallery"
  • Prizes for everyone who participates in our scavenger hunt

More Information

  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours

Extra Cool Things to Know:

  • Free and ample parking in front of the building
  • Three special exhibits throughout the year

For the Kids:

  • A chance to play on a full-size car and a motorcycle
  • Car-related movies playing all day long
  • Coloring sheets that can be added to the "gallery"
  • Prizes for everyone who participates in our scavenger hunt

More Information

  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Rentals

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