Klairmont Kollections

Klairmont Kollections A not for profit museum of classic & antique automobiles located in Chicago, IL. The premier collection hosts corporate, charity, educational and private events.
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It is open Thursday through Sunday. Event Space availability. Free Parking

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Klairmont Kollections is first responder friendly. Active Police and Firefighters get free admission to our museum. As s...
06/09/2021

Klairmont Kollections is first responder friendly. Active Police and Firefighters get free admission to our museum. As summer quickly approaches we'd like to wish everyone a fun and safe summer season. Take advantage of more of our discount packages here: http://ow.ly/5pLt50F3MSb

#chicagothingstodo #klairmontkollections #classiccars #chicago #nonprofit #museum #localmuseum

Klairmont Kollections is first responder friendly. Active Police and Firefighters get free admission to our museum. As summer quickly approaches we'd like to wish everyone a fun and safe summer season. Take advantage of more of our discount packages here: http://ow.ly/5pLt50F3MSb

#chicagothingstodo #klairmontkollections #classiccars #chicago #nonprofit #museum #localmuseum

What once was our fire station is turning into a new, highly requested gift shop. Here’s a sneak peek!#chicago #behindth...
06/07/2021

What once was our fire station is turning into a new, highly requested gift shop. Here’s a sneak peek!

#chicago #behindthescenes #klairmontkollections #nonprofit #chicagothingstodo #classiccars #merchandise

What once was our fire station is turning into a new, highly requested gift shop. Here’s a sneak peek!

#chicago #behindthescenes #klairmontkollections #nonprofit #chicagothingstodo #classiccars #merchandise

We’re currently at Jc’s pub car show in McCook, IL stop on by and say hi! 👋
06/06/2021

We’re currently at Jc’s pub car show in McCook, IL stop on by and say hi! 👋

We’re currently at Jc’s pub car show in McCook, IL stop on by and say hi! 👋

06/06/2021
06/06/2021

Come visit us @thealleychicago today until 4pm! We’ll have live updates from here and our Twitter @klairmontnfp #chicagothingstodo #klairmontkollections #auto #chicago #thealleychicago #nonprofit

Chicago is opening back up! With widespread access to the Covid-19 vaccine, this is sure to be a fun summer. Take the ti...
05/26/2021

Chicago is opening back up! With widespread access to the Covid-19 vaccine, this is sure to be a fun summer. Take the time to support your local museums. Take advantage of our family discount: http://ow.ly/1Pt650EU3ZP

#chicagothingstodo #localbusiness #nonprofit #museum

Chicago is opening back up! With widespread access to the Covid-19 vaccine, this is sure to be a fun summer. Take the time to support your local museums. Take advantage of our family discount: http://ow.ly/1Pt650EU3ZP

#chicagothingstodo #localbusiness #nonprofit #museum

05/22/2021
Dragula is roaring!

Dragula is getting fine tuned. It's part of our summer tour collection. Popping up around Chi town
#chicagomuseums #thingstodoinchicago #carmuseum #automuseum

05/18/2021

The Beatnik Bubbletop is back on the floor! #bts #behindthescenes #klairmontkollections #chicagothingstodo #chicago #classiccars #oneofakind

Behind the scenes of our latest shoot. Come see for yourself this weekend from 10 am to 4pm.
05/14/2021

Behind the scenes of our latest shoot. Come see for yourself this weekend from 10 am to 4pm.

Behind the scenes of our latest shoot. Come see for yourself this weekend from 10 am to 4pm.

The Eldorado name first appeared in 1953 as part of a special program started by GM to produce top of the line, very lim...
05/13/2021

The Eldorado name first appeared in 1953 as part of a special program started by GM to produce top of the line, very limited production convertibles meant to highlight their design superiority. Cue the Cadillac Eldorado. The pinnacle of this trend, and possible one of the most iconic of all 1950’s American cars, is the 1959 Eldorado. Our 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is a rare and stunning Dusty Rose. Come see her for yourself along with the rest of our unique collection Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Visit here to learn about our family discount: http://ow.ly/KFSA50EHJ9q

The Eldorado name first appeared in 1953 as part of a special program started by GM to produce top of the line, very limited production convertibles meant to highlight their design superiority. Cue the Cadillac Eldorado. The pinnacle of this trend, and possible one of the most iconic of all 1950’s American cars, is the 1959 Eldorado. Our 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is a rare and stunning Dusty Rose. Come see her for yourself along with the rest of our unique collection Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Visit here to learn about our family discount: http://ow.ly/KFSA50EHJ9q

Everyone loves a Thunderbird. This is our 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible. This car was designed, custom built, and si...
05/10/2021

Everyone loves a Thunderbird. This is our 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible. This car was designed, custom built, and signed on the dashboard by the one and only Gene Winfield. Gene Winfield is the California living legend who worked on ”Batman" and “Robocop” When he signed the dashboard, he confirmed that this was the only T-Bird he ever customized at that point. This car is a part of our new expansion in our celebrity and oddities space. Come enjoy cars once owned by public figures, that were a part of movie productions, and cars that were worked on by men like Gene Winfield.

Our 1940 Buick 41C Special Convertible always turns heads here. The yellow exterior creates an eye catching look on the ...
05/09/2021

Our 1940 Buick 41C Special Convertible always turns heads here. The yellow exterior creates an eye catching look on the road, as well as a part of our collection. This phaeton has an eight cylinder engine at 107 horsepower. It is 1 of 597 made during the beginnings of World War 2 sweeping across Europe. Klairmont Kollections has many cars built during this era. Come learn more about their place in history from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. View our family discount here: http://ow.ly/5FPj50EHy2T

Our 1940 Buick 41C Special Convertible always turns heads here. The yellow exterior creates an eye catching look on the road, as well as a part of our collection. This phaeton has an eight cylinder engine at 107 horsepower. It is 1 of 597 made during the beginnings of World War 2 sweeping across Europe. Klairmont Kollections has many cars built during this era. Come learn more about their place in history from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. View our family discount here: http://ow.ly/5FPj50EHy2T

Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means... take your top off! We are going to be showing off our convert...
05/07/2021

Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means... take your top off! We are going to be showing off our convertibles this week. We’re going to kick off with our 1937 Cadillac Series 85 Convertible. The Series 85 was powered by a twelve-cylinder engine with overhead valves, a 368 cubic-inch displacement, four main bearings, a Dual Detroit Lubricator carburetor, mechanical valve lifters with a hydraulic silencer on the rocker bushings, a standard 6.0:1 compression ratio, and 150 horsepower at 3,600 RPM. Start your summer fun off right by visiting us Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Take advantage of our family discount here: http://ow.ly/WvNc50EHvsQ

Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means... take your top off! We are going to be showing off our convertibles this week. We’re going to kick off with our 1937 Cadillac Series 85 Convertible. The Series 85 was powered by a twelve-cylinder engine with overhead valves, a 368 cubic-inch displacement, four main bearings, a Dual Detroit Lubricator carburetor, mechanical valve lifters with a hydraulic silencer on the rocker bushings, a standard 6.0:1 compression ratio, and 150 horsepower at 3,600 RPM. Start your summer fun off right by visiting us Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Take advantage of our family discount here: http://ow.ly/WvNc50EHvsQ

The Sea Lion isn’t the only aquatic car we have a part of our collection. The 1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible is a true cl...
05/03/2021

The Sea Lion isn’t the only aquatic car we have a part of our collection. The 1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible is a true classic. The Amphicar Model 770 was developed by German designer Hans Trippel. The money behind the project came from the American Quandt Group, and the car was built in West Germany. This four-seat convertible is powered by a rear-mounted, four-cylinder Triumph Herald engine, which generates 43 hp. The engine drives the rear wheels on land and two propellers when the car is in the water. The front wheels steer, both on land and in the water, and the car/boat has four speeds and reverse. Come see for yourself Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Get discounted family rates on our Eventbrite page: http://ow.ly/17gU50EyagB

The Sea Lion isn’t the only aquatic car we have a part of our collection. The 1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible is a true classic. The Amphicar Model 770 was developed by German designer Hans Trippel. The money behind the project came from the American Quandt Group, and the car was built in West Germany. This four-seat convertible is powered by a rear-mounted, four-cylinder Triumph Herald engine, which generates 43 hp. The engine drives the rear wheels on land and two propellers when the car is in the water. The front wheels steer, both on land and in the water, and the car/boat has four speeds and reverse. Come see for yourself Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Get discounted family rates on our Eventbrite page: http://ow.ly/17gU50EyagB

Giving our Bubble Top a little TLC #chicagoauto #klairmontkollections #bts #behindthescenes #vintageauto #chicagothingst...
05/03/2021

Giving our Bubble Top a little TLC #chicagoauto #klairmontkollections #bts #behindthescenes #vintageauto #chicagothingstodo

The Sea Lion project started in 2006 by M. Witt and was designed using CAD software and spreadsheet calculations. The ve...
04/30/2021

The Sea Lion project started in 2006 by M. Witt and was designed using CAD software and spreadsheet calculations. The vehicle is primarily, TIG welded 5052 Aluminum constructed from CNC plasma burned shapes and other CNC milled components. It has an integrated monocoque welded uni-body center section, as well as removable side pods, and removable fenders front and rear. We are so excited to have this one-of-a-kind automobile as a part of our kollection.

The Sea Lion project started in 2006 by M. Witt and was designed using CAD software and spreadsheet calculations. The vehicle is primarily, TIG welded 5052 Aluminum constructed from CNC plasma burned shapes and other CNC milled components. It has an integrated monocoque welded uni-body center section, as well as removable side pods, and removable fenders front and rear. We are so excited to have this one-of-a-kind automobile as a part of our kollection.

Car Reveal! The Sea Lion is the crown jewel in a group of recently purchased cars. Equipped with a Mazda 13B Rotary Engi...
04/28/2021

Car Reveal! The Sea Lion is the crown jewel in a group of recently purchased cars. Equipped with a Mazda 13B Rotary Engine encased in an aluminum body, it can reach a top speed of 60 mph (97 km/h) on water and 180 mph (290 km/h) over land. The Sea Lion is one of the world's fastest amphibious cars. Come see it now Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Visit our Eventbrite page for family discounts: http://ow.ly/iGiG50Ey7p3

Car Reveal! The Sea Lion is the crown jewel in a group of recently purchased cars. Equipped with a Mazda 13B Rotary Engine encased in an aluminum body, it can reach a top speed of 60 mph (97 km/h) on water and 180 mph (290 km/h) over land. The Sea Lion is one of the world's fastest amphibious cars. Come see it now Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Visit our Eventbrite page for family discounts: http://ow.ly/iGiG50Ey7p3

New car reveal coming soon...Any guesses? If you are subscribed to our email list you already got the sneak preview! Go ...
04/26/2021

New car reveal coming soon...Any guesses? If you are subscribed to our email list you already got the sneak preview! Go to http://ow.ly/wnRJ50Ey6FQ and subscribe to our newsletter today, or visit our Instagram page for another clue @klairmontkollections.

New car reveal coming soon...Any guesses? If you are subscribed to our email list you already got the sneak preview! Go to http://ow.ly/wnRJ50Ey6FQ and subscribe to our newsletter today, or visit our Instagram page for another clue @klairmontkollections.

The 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Aero Coupe is a fan favorite here at Klairmont Kollections. This Phantom III Aero Coupe...
04/23/2021

The 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Aero Coupe is a fan favorite here at Klairmont Kollections. This Phantom III Aero Coupe is one of many one-of-a-kind automobiles we have in our collection. When the original Rippon Brothers limousine body on this Rolls Royce was deemed non-salvageable, the owners called upon Classic Auto Rebuilding Service in Cameron, Wisconsin to create an Art Deco-inspired replacement coupe. The car the company built is based on a rendering by J. Jortovic. In place of the standard Flying Lady stands a rare opalescent original Lalique figure, the “Chrysis Kneeling N**e. #KlairmontKollections #Chicago #Automuseum

Klairmont Kollections is a big fan of Rolls Royce. Our collection holds a whopping 11 Rolls Royces ranging from our 1921...
04/22/2021

Klairmont Kollections is a big fan of Rolls Royce. Our collection holds a whopping 11 Rolls Royces ranging from our 1921 Silver Ghost to our 1984 Silver Spur. One of our favorites is our 1927 Phantom 1 Broughman De Ville Limo. The Rolls Royce Phantoms were introduced as the successor of the long-running but aging Silver Ghost. The Chassis was an evolution of the Ghost but the massive 7.7-liter engine was new with a modern overheard of the valvetrain. The Silver Spur was a relatively new model at the time, having been introduced in 1980. The Spur was a longer-wheelbase variant basic car in the series. Come learn more about our Rolls Royce collection Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
#KlairmontKollections #Chicago #Autmotive

Rolls Royce began its story in 1904 when Henry Royce, who had an established electrical and mechanical business, built h...
04/20/2021

Rolls Royce began its story in 1904 when Henry Royce, who had an established electrical and mechanical business, built his first motor car. That year Henry met Charles Rolls, whose company specialized in selling luxury automobiles. It was then that an agreement was reached that Royce Limited would manufacture a range of cars to be exclusively sold by CS Rolls & Company. It was after this that the Rolls Royce title was established- beginning one of the most well-known luxury car makers to this day. Klairmont Kollections has a range of Rolls Royce automobiles ranging from 1921 to 1984.

Come in and experience the history of carmakers like Rolls Royce Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at Klairmont Kollections.
#klairmontkollections #chicagothingstodo #vintagecars #rollsroyce #automotive

Klairmont Kollections has character! #MomentsOfMagic
04/20/2021

Klairmont Kollections has character! #MomentsOfMagic

The Spirit of Ecstasy is the widely known and widely adored “mascot” of Rolls Royce. Her history dates as far back as 19...
04/17/2021

The Spirit of Ecstasy is the widely known and widely adored “mascot” of Rolls Royce. Her history dates as far back as 1911. Modeled after the late Eleanor Velasco Thornton.
Stay tuned this week as we share a little bit more of the Spirit of Ecstasy and Rolls Royce background!

04/15/2021

We are preparing for Summer!

Have you seen our new exhibits? We revamped some of our old ones as well- including our fire station. Come see cars like...
04/03/2021

Have you seen our new exhibits? We revamped some of our old ones as well- including our fire station. Come see cars like our Ford TT Fire Engine/Pumper. Originally built for the Celoron Fire Department in New York, purchased in 1923.The oldest item on the fire truck is the bell under the floor boards. It’s from an 1890s San Francisco street car. After watching people turn his Model Ts into trucks, Henry Ford introduced his first chassis built specifically for trucks in 1917. Ford introduced 1,346,718 TTS from 1917-1927. Come learn more about cars and trucks like this Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm (closed this Easter Sunday).

03/12/2021

We had such a great time today with @ana.belaval and @wgnmorningnews ! Check out the show today through the link in our bio. Come see our collection in person Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Klairmont Kollections is going to be featured on Around Town with Ana Belaval tomorrow morning on WGN! Tune in..We will ...
03/11/2021
Ana Belaval » Around Town

Klairmont Kollections is going to be featured on Around Town with Ana Belaval tomorrow morning on WGN! Tune in..

We will be showing off our beautiful collection and taking a peek at the Eagle Room Event Space! Maybe a few surprises as well 🤓

#chicagothingstodo #family #familyfun #museum #chicagomuseums #klairmontkollections #batmobile #carmuseum

http://anabelaval.com/around-town/

Select an Around Town segment below. You will be taken to the WGN website where you can watch a video clip of the segment.

02/21/2021

Seeing is believing! 300 Cars on display in Chicago's only Automotive Museum. Located at 3117 N. Knox. Free Parking. 100,000 square feet of display space. #socialdistance #klairmontkollections #chicagothingstodo #chicagomuseums

This Cadillac resto mod is unbelievable!
02/14/2021

This Cadillac resto mod is unbelievable!

Adding a 1959 Chrysler Imperial to the Kollection!
02/13/2021

Adding a 1959 Chrysler Imperial to the Kollection!

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3117 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL
60641

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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(773) 685-1904

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Greatest Car Collection
Are you guys open to the public yet ?
Thanks for the free admission day. One of the best car collections in the country.
Thank you for the taking the time to talk about the Golden Sahara today, Bob!
Had a fantastic time Friday nite....what a great car collection.....
Last year you did an event in September that was like a celebration, is that a yearly thing or?
This place is amazing!!!
Klairmont's first wedding!
Klairmont Kollections you're on the map of automotive museums to visit in the US!
I'm a classic car lover my 1971 asc roof rare car.