Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection

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Entrance of the Miami Auto Museum, North Miami, FL

The Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection was a privately owned museum in North Miami that exhibited automobiles and related memorabilia collected by Michael Dezer.[1] It has closed and is being moved to Orlando, Florida to be opened as the Orlando Auto Museum.[2]

The Museum was housed in two large warehouse buildings, one for the Hollywood Collection, the other for the Classic Car Collection. The Hollywood Collection displayed cars and vehicles used in movies or by the stars, among them a collection of James Bond cars and Batman cars. The other collection showed classic American and European cars, micro-cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, and various related memorabilia. The exhibition areas exceeded 250,000 square feet and was capable of displaying more than 1,000 vehicles.[1]

Cars included in the collection are the 1948 Ford from Grease, the 1959 Cadillac from Ghostbusters (a replica),[3] the 1981 DeLorean from Back to the Future, an original Batmobile, the Land Rover from Skyfall, and a T-55 Soviet tank from GoldenEye.[1][4] In 2011, the museum acquired the original Pursuit Special driven by Max Rockatansky in Mad Max and Mad Max 2.[5]

The collection was started by Micheal Dezer, an Israeli-born real estate developer, after he got a Vespa scooter at the age of 16.[6] The museum evolved from the holding place for his collection and was opened in 2012.[3] It incorporated the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum purchased from England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Miami Auto Museum: About". Miami Auto Museum. Retrieved February 28, 2016.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Official webpage". www.dezercollection.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Marc Goodman (January 23, 2012). "The Dezer Collection Museum Motors in". Ocean Drive. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Hannah Elliott (April 15, 2013). "Meet The Real Estate Baron Who Owns James Bond's Soviet Tank - And The Batmobile". Forbes. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Farquhar, Peter (2015-02-07). "Mad Max's Interceptor is in Florida, but this fantastic replica is selling on eBay right now". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  6. ^ AP (January 4, 2014). "Miami's mega car museum". Fox News. Retrieved February 28, 2016.

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Coordinates: 25°54′35″N 80°09′32″W / 25.9097°N 80.1589°W / 25.9097; -80.1589