Is the Klaremont collection a car dealer?

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by bitzman, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. bitzman

    bitzman Formula 3

    Feb 15, 2008
    I ran across pictures of a 100-car plus collection in Chicago, website says it's a museum, no sign on the site of a car for sale. But it's odd that there are purebred cars, like prewar Rolls Royces, and then fake old cars like Clenets, and then wanna-be George Barris-style customs. Most of the guys I know that own the real thing wouldn't bother with replicas. I realize every car museum, has excess donated cars and sells them but maybe some Chicago resident can tell me what this place is so I can see if there's a car for sale.
  2. wmuno

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    Dec 24, 2007
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    Bill Muno
    This might be the Volo Illinois Auto Museum -- I believe they do sell some cars.
  3. tifoso2728

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  4. ferrariwithsnowtires

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ultra successful real estate guy’s private collection

    If you drive around Northbrook and Highland Park, most of the big commercial buildings are his, Imperial Real Estate
  5. tifoso2728

    tifoso2728 F1 Veteran

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    Interesting, as I was just driving down Skokie Blvd. in Highland Park and Northbrook earlier today.
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  8. F1tommy

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    Dec 15, 2007
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    Tom Tanner
    Not a bad looking collection with alot of interesting pre war American cars. He owns this building wich I saw photos of in the National photo collection archive of color Kodachrome pictures. They also have a lot of WWII downtown Chicago color photos taken in the early 1940's. The old photo was taken during WWII. I love all the old buildings in Chicago and although they are expensive to restore would love to see as many as possible saved. That's what sets NYC, Chicago, Boston ect. apart. Nice old buildings and great history.

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  9. Smiles

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    Nov 20, 2003
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    That’s completely different.

  10. ShadowLAP

    ShadowLAP Formula Junior

    May 15, 2017
    SW Suburbs of Chicago, IL
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    Lawrence P.
    My Corvette club held a charity fund raising event there a couple of years ago. It was a fun day. I do not recall seeing any of the collection cars for sale but I know that Larry Klarmont did auction some of the collection at a Mecum auction a year ago and also purchased cars for the collection at Mecum as well. I thought there were plans to expand the facility.

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