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Canadian Automotive Museum
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Entrance on Simcoe Street
Established 1962
Location 99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 4G7
Type Automobile museum
Collection size 65+ cars

The Canadian Automotive Museum is an automobile museum located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The museum features many Canadian-made cars as the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of the General Motors, known as General Motors Canada, which has always been at the forefront of Oshawa's economy.

The museum was founded in 1962 by a group of Oshawa businessmen through the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner. Canadian Automotive Museum Inc is a charitable corporation and has been in operation since 1963.

The museum is housed in a 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) building in downtown Oshawa that was originally the location of Ontario Motor Sales, a local car dealership, in the 1920s. The building maintains its original period architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor.

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Vehicles on display

The museum has two floors: the ground floors features foreign cars, while the upstairs features a "Made in Canada" exhibit.

Cars On Display
Before 1910

1902 Orient
1903 Redpath Messenger
905 McLaughlin Carriage
1908 De Dion-Bouton Roadster
1908 Tudhope-McIntyre
1909 Hupmobile
1909 Model T -- Canadian Built


1910 McKay Roadster
1911 International Harvester Commercial Car
1911 Cartercar Touring
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (originally Lady Eaton's car)
1912 McLaughlin 5 Passenger Touring
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1914 McLaughlin Model 14 Truck
1914 Galt Gas-Electric
1915 Ford T Touring
1915 Chevrolet 490 Touring
1918 Chevrolet 490 Snowmobile
1918 Packard Twin Six 3-25 Touring


1921 Kissel Gold Bug 6-45 Speedster
1922 McLaughlin-Buick 22-49 Special
1923 Rauch & Lang Electric Brougham
1924 Vauxhall OE 30-98
1924 Gray-Dort23B Special Touring
1924 Chevrolet Touring
1925 Brooks Steamer
1925 Ford TT Tanker Truck
1926 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Dual Cowl
1926 Willys Whippet Coupe
1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper (fire truck)
1926 Bentley 3 litre Speed Model
1926 Chevrolet Depot Hack
1928 Durant Sedan
1928 Hispano Suiza H6B
1928 Hudson Sedan
1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet
1929 Chevrolet Roadster (with wire wheels)


1930 Marquette Sedan
1930 Ford Model A Coupe
1930 Henderson 4 Cyl motorcycle
1931 Alfa Romeo 1750 Gran Sport—Zagato Body
1931 McLaughlin-Buick Model 67
1931 Francis-Barnett motorcycle
1931 Gardner Phaeton
1932 Francis-Barnett motorcycle
1934 McLaughlin-Buick 66S Sport Coupe
1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 Convertible Sedan
1936 Talbot Model 110
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III
1937 REO Speed delivery pickup
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith


1949 Allard Roadster
1949 Meteor


1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic
1952 Vauxhall Wyvern Station Wagon
1952 Velocette 2 Cyl Water Cooled motorcycle
1957 Dodge Regent


1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
1962 Lotus Formula Junior
1966 Buick Wildcat
1966 Corvair
1969 Daimler Limousine


1971 Manic GT


1981 Plymouth Reliant
1983 DMC DeLorean (Canadian Spec)

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