Volo Auto Museum

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Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 88°10′17″W / 42.326741°N 88.171338°W / 42.326741; -88.171338

Volo Auto Museum
Volo Auto Museum is located in Illinois
Volo Auto Museum
Location of the Volo Auto Museum within Illinois
Established 1960
Location 27582 Volo Village Road
Volo, Illinois
United States
Coordinates 42°19′36″N 88°10′17″W / 42.326741°N 88.171338°W / 42.326741; -88.171338
Website volocars.com

Established in 1960, 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. A military-oriented "Armed Forces Exhibit" was added in the late 2000s.

Notable exhibits[edit]

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
  • Ghostbusters ambulance
  • Bonnie and Clyde movie death car
  • Charger from Fast and Furious
  • Nostromo Survey Buggy from the film Alien
  • Aston Martin 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 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 Ferrari Daytona replica driven by Don Johnson in Miami Vice
  • Barricade from the "Transformers" movie
  • Bumblebee from the "Transformers" movie
  • Lotus from "Pretty Women" film
  • 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 Cat in the Hat Car 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 Fully Loaded
  • Dick Tracy car
  • Guitar Car
  • Tribute to Elvis car
  • Tribute to Marilyn car
  • Tribute to James Dean car
  • 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.[citation needed]

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