Our Collection

We currently have a wide variety of automobiles and motorcycles on exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum (SDAM). We change the museum floor frequently, but we do try to keep this list as current as possible. These include loaned vehicles and those from our permanent collection. See Current Exhibits for information about vehicles in our temporary exhibits. These rotating exhibits change several times a year.

Automobiles on the Exhibit Floor:

  • 1905 REO Runabout – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by Dr. Craig Venter and Heather Kowalski of La Jolla, CA
  • 1909 International Harvester Model A Auto Wagon (Auto Buggy) – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by Ruth E. Staite-Porter
  • 1913 Cadillac Model 30 5-Passenger Touring Car – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 1914 Ford Model T 3-Door Touring Car (Plank Road) – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by Dwight and Fera Stanford
  • 1922 Mack Water Truck (In front of the Museum)
  • 1927 Ford Model T "Radical Kustom" – On loan from the Whitworth family of Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (Plank Road) – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 1937 Mid-Engine Ford Custom – On loan from Pete Aardema
  • 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster – On loan from H. Keller of San Diego, CA
  • 1942 Willys MB "Jeep" – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by the Luddy Family
  • 1947 Cadillac "Louie Mattar's Fabulous Car" – On loan from Lee Mattar of San Diego, CA
  • 1953 Kurtis Kraft 500S Roadster – On loan from Catherine Pirozzi, driver Duncan Emmons's daughter, of Los Angeles, CA
  • 1955 300SL Gullwing Mercedes – On loan 
  • 1964 Willys M38A1 "Jeep" – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by Kevin O'Neill of Chula Vista, CA
  • 1966 Bizzarrini P538 – On loan from Petra Buchmeier of Germany
  • 1981 DMC DeLorean – Part of the SDAM permanent collection-currently at Del Mar Fair.
  • 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S – On loan from Ulrich and Petra Buchmeier of Germany

Motorcycles on the Exhibit Floor:

  • 1910 FN, Fabrique Nationale de Herstal – On loan from Frank V. Thompson of San Diego, CA
  • 1912 BSA, 2-Speed Hub Antique Motorcycle – On loan from Frank V. Thompson of San Diego, CA
  • 1914 C-3 Big Twin, with factory sidecar – On loan from Gil Klecan of San Diego, CA
  • 1914 Rover Imperial TT – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1916 Harley-Davidson V-Twin 16F – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 1924 Indian Chief – On loan from Thomas B. Grady
  • 1926 Harley-Davidson Model A "Peashooter" – On loan from Thomas B. Grady
  • 1927 Flying Scott, "Flying Squirrel" – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1928 Guzzi Falcon – On loan from Mike Madigan of San Diego, CA
  • 1930 Terrot LPP, Polulaire 175 – On loan from Gil Klecan of San Diego, CA
  • 1930 Velocette, "KS/KTP Special" – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1935 Rudge, "Ulster Grand Prix" – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1938 Norton ES2 – On loan from Sandy Huntington's nephew, Geoffrey Ball, of Carlsbad, CA
  • 1941 Indian 400-4 – On loan from Will Frazier of La Mesa, CA
  • 1942 "Army Model 841" – On loan from Will Frazier of La Mesa, CA
  • 1947 Indian Chief – On loan from Gil Klecan of San Diego, CA
  • 1948 AJS 7R, "Boy Racer" – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1948 Indian Chief – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 1950 Vincent Rapide, Series "C" – On loan from Ralph V. Krogh of Escondido, CA
  • 1951 Vincent, "Black Shadow" – On loan from the Madigan Collection
  • 1966 Bultaco, MK2 Matador – On loan from Peter Pickslay of La Mesa, CA
  • 1969 Honda Z59 A-KI, "Hard Tail" – On loan from Andrew Faucher of Escondido, CA
  • 1969 Norton Commando – On loan from Clive and Karl Savacool of Garden Valley, CA
  • 1970 CZ250 "Side Piper", from the Paul Newman film Sometimes a Great Notion – On loan from Michael Eisenberg of Beverly Hills, CA
  • 1970 Harley-Davidson XR 750 – On loan from Bobby Stark of Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • 1970 Kawasaki Mach II HI – On loan from Michael Carpenter of Huntington Beach, CA
  • 1971 Norton Commando, Long Range Fastback 750 – On loan from Peter Pickslay of La Mesa, CA
  • 1973 Suzuki TS-400K Apache – On loan from Ron and Mona Levig of Lake Forest, CA
  • 1974 Triumph Trident T150V – On loan from Paul Edwards of San Diego, CA
  • 1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition FLH80 – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 1983 Kawasaki KX500 "El Gringo Loco" – On loan from Steve Johns
  • 1987 Ducati 750 Paso – On loan from Peter Pickslay of La Mesa, CA
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTF "Fat Boy" – On loan from Michael Carpenter of Cypress, CA
  • 2000 Gilroy-Indian Chief "El Indio De Oro" (San Diego Lowriders)
  • 2002 AAR Gurney Alligator – Part of the SDAM permanent collection; Donated by Jack Queen of Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • 2004 Honda RC51 SP2, Nicky Hayden Special Edition – On loan from Clive Savacool of Lake Tahoe, CA
  • 2005 Big Dog Ridgeback – Part of the SDAM permanent collection
  • 2016 Kawasaki Ninja H2R, Supercharged Custom Drag Bike – On loan from the Kawasaki Heritage Hall Museum of Irvine, CA

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