“They’re only original once!”

“They’re only original once!”

ALL ORIGINAL BLACK 1966 PONTIAC GTO 4210 MILES

Ames Automotive Foundation is proud to present over ninety cars on display, spanning 100 years of automotive history. Most of these cars are completely original, including tires and paint, and typically have fewer than 10,000 miles on the odometer. The rest are high quality restorations of rare “one of” cars. When Steve Ames started this collection he concentrated on these rare “one of” cars until he found the car pictured above. This 1966 Pontiac GTO has just 4,210 miles on it. The body mount bushings still have the colored talc from the Pontiac assembly plant since the car was never driven in the rain or snow. Steve realized how rare it is to find such a stunning, original example of a car of its age and shifted his focus to ultra low-mileage, untouched, original vehicles. Realizing these vehicles needed to be preserved for future generations, Steve and his wife Joan created the Ames Automotive Foundation in 2016 to allow future generations to have the opportunity to learn how the workers could assemble these cars in a matter of hours on a moving assembly line. This Foundation will allow these extraordinary vehicles to live on for years to come. We invite you to come see these wonderful examples of American ingenuity and hear their stories. Tours are currently available by advance appointment. Please fill out the contact form to schedule a tour today. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing such an incredible legacy.

1968 CAMARO RS/SS, 1959 CHEVY IMPALA, 1960 IMPALA, 1970 PONTIAC GTO, 1967 CAMARO, 1966 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE, 1966 LEMANS, 1973 FORD MUSTANG, 1978 MUSTANG II, 1970 JUDGE CONVERTIBLE, 1970 JUDGE HARDTOP, 1970 AMC AMX, 1982 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH, 1971 OLDSMOBILE 442, 1987 IROC Z28, 2005 THUNDERBIRD 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION, 1973 CUTLASS SUPEREME, 2002 DALE EARNHARDT MONTE CARLO, 1977 442, 1987 BUICK REGAL GRAND NATIONAL GNX, 1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA, 1990 CORVETTE ZR1 COUPE, 1993 DODGE VIPER RT/10 ROADSTER