Edge Motor Museum is perfectly located in the heart of Memphis’ historic “Auto Row” and down the block from Sun Studio. Post-war Memphis was bustling with creativity, and American sports cars of this era reflected that same ingenuity that effected change world-wide. edgemotormuseum.com
The Muntz was created by self-taught engineer
Earl “Madman” Muntz.
One of the fastest production cars of 1951,
and one of the most expensive at $5,500.
This “Miami Cream” Muntz Jet was gifted
to Doris Day from an unnamed source and
features python interior.
It is one of 198 built between 1951-1954;
only 50 are known to still exist.
1950 "Futuramic" Oldsmobile 88 Coupe
Inspired Ike Turner’s 1951 recording of “Rocket
88,” a milestone in music history.
One of the first and most powerful V8s in
American autos in the 1950s.
Oldsmobile used the “Rocket” logo from 1950
through the 1970s.
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertable
This is one of the rarest examples of the
Twelve Dodge Challenger R/T Convertibles
were produced in 1970, with only eight being
sold in the US.
The convertible R/T option was only offered
for one year.
Set, purse and shoes from Oak Hall
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet was the first major manufacturer to
produce a sports car in 1953.
This Corvette was the 318th car built during the
first full year of production.
The sleek body design is enhanced further by
the lack of exterior door handles.
1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
The Pontiac Firebird was debuted
in 1967 to compete with an earlier
General Motors car, the Chevrolet
Camaro; it was an immediate success.
Designed in the tradition of
European road racers by using colors
to distinguish one country from
another - American vehicles were
white with blue stripes.
This is one of only 697 Trans
Am Firebirds built in 1969, and is
considered the holy grail of this car
Dress, purse and necklace from Kitty Kyle
1953 Glasspar G2
The G2 is the first American car body to be
made of fiberglass.
Between 1951-1954, approximately 100 G2s
Hollywood stars including Humphrey Bogart,
Gary Cooper and Rosemary Clooney owned
The only non-American vehicle in the Edge
Many American soldiers stationed abroad in
WWII loved the European roadsters, and the
foreign manufacturers took note. They soon
began exporting models to America.
This car is one of only about 2,500 TDs built
for the US in 1950.