Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection

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Automotive Museums Guide

What to Expect

This unique facility started out as a Hudson/Essex dealership in 1927 and has been in the same family since 1933. It is the only Hudson dealership that continues to sell Hudsons. The 14,000-square-foot museum displays 32 cars, including a certified Hudson NASCAR stock car, an original Kaiser, body in white, still residing in its original body cradle and a 1951 Hudson limo once owned by the last president of the Hudson Motor Car company.

Visitors will also view a showcase display on Preston Tucker and a Tucker movie prop car. The exhibit also offers mounds of information on Hudson’s rich stock car winners. The town of Ypsilanti played a big part of automotive history, as the city where the Willow Run bomber factory was located. The Kaiser-Frazer assembly plant was in Ypsilanti, which later became the GM Hydramatic plant and the Willow run assembly plant that produced the Chevrolet Nova, Corvair, Caprice and the GM X car.


100 East Cross Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Hours of operation and admission

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday

Admission $3.00 for adults; children 13 and under free, when accompanied by an adult

Street parking available

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