Museum Devoted To Classic Cars Up For Sale
One man's passion, 1957 classic cars, could soon be a collector's dream. The LA Times reports that car collector and real estate developer Glenn Patch is selling his '57 Heaven museum in the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri. The museum offers 66 1957 beauties including every convertible built in the United States during that year. The museum opened just three years ago but sales dropped by half last year and in September Patch announced the cars and the museum's contents were for sale for $17 million. He's seeking to sell the collection whole but some feel this is an unlikely goal, especially at that price. A more likely result is that the individual cars, once carefully gathered together and restored, would be auctioned off to various collectors in one big sale. The museum is still open for those who want to experience the a slice of 1950s Americana.