17
Apr
08

Gauthier Auto Museum, part 1

This is Marylin Monroe’s car:

Marylin Monroe\'s Car

No, really…

The original bombshell’s ’53 Cadillac convertible is just one of the amazing cars on hand at the Gauthier Auto Museum here in Winnipeg. Although it’s not what most people would consider a typical museum, most car lovers wouldn’t care. From the moment you walk down the stairs and notice all the shiny red paint, all you can do is stand in awe of this amazing collection of vintage iron.

The bulk of the collection on display comes from the late 50’s–including ’55, ’56, ’57, and ’58 Chevy convertibles, as well as a recently added ’60 Impala convertible, which was the target of my extended photoshoot.

Classic Impala Convertible at the Gauthier Auto Museum

Although red convertibles seemed to be a constant theme, there were also a number of Dodge musclecars in the mix. This included a yellow Superbird, a ’72 Charger R/T, and a ’71 Hemi Cuda “tribute.” And by tribute, I mean it’s mechanically identical to the real thing, save for a couple digits on the VIN number.

70 superbird, 71 hemi cuda, 70 r/t

And don’t forget all the Cadillacs–there’s at least three, most of which are more valuable than the apartment building I live in. Come back Monday to see those cars and more in next week’s blog!

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4 Responses to “Gauthier Auto Museum, part 1”


  1. 1 Doug Witt
    August 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    IN THE MARILYN MONROE CAR PICTURE IN THE BACK THERE IS ANOTHER CAR IS THAT ALSO HER CAR ? ALSO WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED SO I CAN SEE THE CAR IN PERSON ? LASTLY PLEASE SEND A COUPLE MORE PICTURES IN THE E MAIL ?
    P.S. RESPOND SOON I AM 2 WEEKS AWAY FROM MOVING

  2. August 19, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the comment today, I appreciate it.

    The only car in the Gauthier Auto Museum that was allegedly owned by
    Marilyn Monroe is the ’53 Cadillac Convertible. Although the rest of
    the cars in the collection are a big part of automotive history, I
    don’t think she owned any of the other cars.

    I don’t give away digital versions of the pictures, but you can
    purchase prints of any photo on the site. 5×7 prints are $8, and 8×10
    prints are $10, plus shipping. Saving pictures from the site for
    personal use is free; just right-click on the image and left-click on
    “save image as”.

  3. 3 louise rawluk
    October 13, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    i was wondering if there was an actual museum i work with a 14 year old boy trough macdonald youth services who is very intrested in cars and seeinf g the cars in person he would be thrilled and how much would it cost to visit it.

  4. October 13, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Louise, the museum isn’t normally open to the public but if you call I’m sure they can work something out. I’ll send you an email with their contact info right away.


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