What comes to mind when thinking about Philadelphia? Is it the cheese steaks? Traffic? Trash and crime? The liberty bell? Rocky? Well, the truth is, all of these thoughts and assumptions would be correct but none the less, we love this city. Best stated by a good client of ours from California, “It was an […]
What comes to mind when thinking about Philadelphia? Is it the cheese steaks? Traffic? Trash and crime? The liberty bell? Rocky? Well, the truth is, all of these thoughts and assumptions would be correct but none the less, we love this city. Best stated by a good client of ours from California, “It was an ironic situation nudging my way through a crowd of people gathered around taking photos in front of the Rocky Statue located towards the base of the Art Museum steps; then being the only one standing in front of a priceless Renoir piece inside the Museum!” Yes, tourists are enthralled with Rocky, our cheese steaks, and the liberty bell but this is NOT what we are all about! BUT, for the purpose of this blog, we will take you on a short guide led by our owners and Philadelphia natives, Andrew and Adolfo to the cities monuments, restaurants, coffee shops, and fun driving locations. With our insider knowledge and car conscious advice, perhaps we can encourage you to take a weekend trip in a classic car seeing all of the sites and roads Philadelphia has to offer.
First stop is the Simeone Automotive Museum located towards south Philadelphia. The museum is the product of years upon years of classic car collecting by Dr. Fred Simeone. Upon setting foot into the museum, you are overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of rare historic race bread classics. In the collection are cars such as rare Ferrari’s, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo 8C’s, Bugatti’s etc. On the particular day we visited, there was a special Italian car exhibit with the holy-grail sitting right in front of us…a Ferrari 250 GTO. Right next to it sat a Ferrari pontoon-fender Testa Rosa! It was truly an amazing site to see these two cars side by side. Next was our personal favorite line-up that included a jaguar D-Type and C-Type both in silver. Upon browsing into the next room, you are struck with the emotions of seeing the first Cobra Daytona Coupe ever made. Priceless in our opinion but if sold, it could possibly achieve over 15 million dollars. The museum is a must-see for any enthusiast which rivals any of the big name auto museums in the world.
Entry is a minimal $12 and the location is easily accessible. When making the trip in a classic car, be sure to carry some extra coolant and dress light because if stuck on interstate 95 traffic behind the wheel of a Jaguar E-Type, you are in for a special British motoring experience. Not to mention a sore left leg. Below are some photos taken the day we toured the fabulous facility. Please visit the museum website by clicking here. Follow our blog, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for updates. Stay tuned for more sightseeing adventures in the coming weeks!