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Volo Auto Museum
Established 1960 (1960)
Location 27582 Volo Village Road
Volo, Illinois
United States

Established in 1960 by the Grams family, the Volo Auto Museum is an automobile museum and collector car dealer in the Chicago suburb of Volo, Illinois, USA. The museum contains an exhibit of collectors' autos from vintage to modern classics, with the main focus being American cars of the 1950–1980 period, TV and movie cars, bizarre cars, cars previously owned by the rich and famous, and a large, one-of-a-kind, Disney and Looney Tunes characters display. Unique to this museum is that many of the vehicles on display (in five large buildings) are for sale. One of 33 exhibits on the 25-acre museum campus is a military-oriented "Armed Forces Exhibit," added in the late 2000s. Of the 4 antique malls on the museum grounds, one is reported to be haunted and has become a magnet for ghost hunters and sightings and an episode of the TV show Ghost Lab. The museum has its own TV series on History called "Volo, House of Cars" beginning in 2017.

Notable exhibits

The museum features cars (some original and many replicas) from notable television shows and movies. These include:

  • KITT from Knight Rider
  • Super Pursuit KITT from Knight Rider TV show
  • Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
  • Bonnie and Clyde movie death car
  • Paul Walkers Subaru From Fast 7
  • Nostromo Survey Buggy from the film Alien
  • Aston Martin Vanquish from the James Bond film Die Another Day
  • Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers
  • The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard television show
  • Replica DeLorean from Back to the Future
  • Replica hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II
    • If the Chicago Cubs do not win the World Series in 2015, the hoverboard will be given away instead.
  • Eleanor Mustang from the film Gone In 60 Seconds
  • Interceptor from the film Mad Max
  • Black Beauty from "Green Hornet"
  • Greased Lightning car
  • Ghost Rider motorcycle
  • replica DRAG-U-LA from The Munsters
  • Munsters' Koach from "The Munsters"
  • Christine from Christine
  • replica van from Scooby-Doo
  • Authentic George Barris Batmobile of TV's Batman
  • 18-wheel tractor-trailer (Trailer is labeled "(S)Laughter is the best medicine") driven by the Joker in The Dark Knight
  • 1989 Batmobile
  • the original Ferrari Daytona replica driven by Don Johnson in Miami Vice
  • Bumblebee from the "Transformers" movie
  • Beverly Hillbillies jalopy
  • Arnold's Hearse from the film Terminator 3
  • Michael Andretti's Indy 500 race car
  • Lightning McQueen from the film "Cars"
  • Mater from the film "Cars"
  • The Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger from the Mike Meyers Cat in the Hat movie
  • Speed Racer's Mach 5
  • SpongeBob's boatmobile
  • Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles' van
  • Flintstonemobile
  • Bugs Buggy Karrot car
  • Truckasauras Dinosaur truck
  • Cinderella's coach
  • Pee Wee Herman's bike from the film Pee Wee's Great Adventure
  • Herbie the Love Bug from the film Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Tribute to Charlie Chaplain car
  • Roller Skate car
  • Piano car
  • Soul train car

Some of the vehicles referred to by the museum as "star cars" are available for purchase.

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