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American Muscle Car Museum
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Location3500 Sarno Road
Melbourne, Florida
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] 28°07′15″N 80°41′23″W / 28.1209°N 80.6897°W / 28.1209; -80.6897
Key holdingsMuscle cars
Collection size250 vehicles
FounderMark Pieloch
WebsiteAmerican Museum Car Museum

The American Muscle Car Museum is a private non-profit museum in Melbourne, Florida. The museum is not open to the general public.[1] Instead, the museum is used for fundraising events for charity.[2] This 123,000 square foot facility displays over 350 muscle cars, many considered rare versions.[3][4][5] The collection belongs to Mark Pieloch and the estimated worth is 32 million dollars.[6] Pieloch has collected cars since 1974, and the models in the museum start from 1955, with many from the 1969-70 period.[7]

The museum includes a conservation area to restore cars. The facility is a "green building" to include 100% power from solar energy using 1,200 solar panels.[6]

In addition to automobiles, the collection includes vintage balloon tire bicycles, auto related neon signs, antique gas pumps, jukeboxes, pedal cars, vintage soda coolers, motorcycles.

The museum has conducted several fundraisers for charitable causes, including selling valuable cars from the collection and donating the proceeds.[8]


  1. "Melbourne muscle car museum opens its doors in October". Florida Today. July 19, 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  2. MacDonald, Keith. "Cars for Causes: Muscle Car Museum throws mighty fundraiser", TCPalm website, 15 March 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. Neale, Rick. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO IN OCTOBER (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, 19 January 2016), p. 1A and 8A.
  4. Burgy, Jeff. "We Uncover Some Cool Fords at American Muscle Car Museum", Ford Motor Company website, 22 February 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019
  5. Avery, Matt. COPO Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars, (CarTech, Inc., Minnesota, 2018), p. 191.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Datzman, Ken. American Muscle Car Museum is a showcase facility; ACS event set, Brevard Business News, vol. 34, no. 40 (Melbourne, Florida, 03 October 2016), p. 1.
  7. Turner, Steve. "Look At The Amazing Fords Inside A Private Florida Museum", FordMuscle Magazine, 23 December 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. Neale, Rick. "Melbourne muscle car museum owner donates 3 cars for $95,500 for homeless pets, cancer", Florida Today, 24 January 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2019.