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Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom

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Ideal Classic Cars and Showroom

The last time I was in this building, years ago, it was a DeSear's and I bought a widescreen... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Venice, Florida
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Great to see classic cars

Always fun to visit and see some great classic cars. Showroom is great and selection changes from... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Venice, Florida
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“free admission”(11 reviews)
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Ideal Classic Cars is a full service classic automotive dealership and museum, specializing in buying, selling and trading as well as consignments, financing, appraisals and domestic and international shipping. Our 27,000 square foot showroom is...more
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2224 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5049
+1 888-257-8352
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The last time I was in this building, years ago, it was a DeSear's and I bought a widescreen television. Today, it is a palace of automotive perfection. Ideal indeed. There are magnificent cars within and anyone who has ever enjoyed the open roads of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always fun to visit and see some great classic cars. Showroom is great and selection changes from time to time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank incoming4blood
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I love taking our visitors here. It’s fun, fancy and free — unless you buy a car! Part museum, part showroom, ICC has a large collection of American muscle cars. Inventory is always changing.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were on vacation in the area and love classic cars. We found out about this place from a flyer and thought we would give it a try. Wow, it was amazing! The classic cars were in mint condition and the museum collection was interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A great way to "live the past!" This showroom does not have an entrance fee, but has great classic cars to see! The employees are very accommodating and very kind! My grandson loves this place as much as I do!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Gerard L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Very interesting selection of cars. The museum is loaded with all sorts of interests. At times, it can seem to be very crowed, BUT VERY interesting!

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Flasoup
Reviewed August 15, 2018

As a teenager in the 60's I drooled over every new model of Corvettes, Mustangs, Chargers, Chevelles and Firebirds released each year. Sleek lines, throaty exhaust notes, wide tires, chrome accessories all combined to create the heyday of car design, not duplicated since. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank franksnake71
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We always pop in to see the cars. Excellent condition. Brings back memories from the 60-70s. Sometimes they have a car show on Saturday. Lots of parking and free.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We all like to look at cars so we enjoyed going in here. All the cars are for sale. They have cars from some movies. Some cars they make to look like certain cars, so if you have a car in mind and the money...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Wonderful place to spend a few hours looking at some classic cars. Nice friendly staff welcome you to look around at an amazing car collection that is always changing.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Keith R
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Bobby H
August 4, 2018|
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Response from FloridaRetired | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They are open today
Jane S
January 18, 2017|
Response from Ideal C | Property representative |
If you are a first time visitor to Ideal Classic Cars all we ask is that you fill out a 4 question registration (favorite car, how did you hear about us) and admission is free after that! We look forward to your visit!