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Murphy Auto Museum

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The non-profit Murphy Auto Museum is a new collection of over 40 cars displayed by many collectors from the tri-county area. It houses a wide variety of classic, milestone and special interest vehicles, including a collection of Packards from 1941-1956.

Many great cars have been tucked away in garages throughout the area. These cars seldom see the light of day and are, therefore, infrequently seen by admirers. When Dan Murphy retired from his neurosurgery practice in Ventura, he set about to form a non-profit museum that would be frequently open to the public and house many of these great cars. Collectors were notified by word-of-mouth and extensive advertising until a significant group of vehicles was assembled. Several locations were considered until the Palma Drive property was found. The building was new construction in a secure neighborhood with sufficient space to hold a large collection. The museum opened on August 2, 2002. That property proved to be a wonderful place to launch the museum but was deficient in two important areas - visibility and cost.

The location at 2230 Statham Blvd. in Oxnard is easily found and spacious. We have 16000 sq. ft., including an "old car showroom" area in front. Because of the assistance of Holley Gene Leffler, the museum now has an extensive vintage clothing display representing all decades from the 1890s to the 1970s.

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Hours of Operation:
Sat10:00 AM4:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM4:00 PM
Notes: Open other days by special arrangement for groups and tours.


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