This car was built by Charles F. Carroll, founder of the Carroll Automobile Company in Loraine, Ohio. Although Mr. Carroll built 200 cars from 1920 to 1922 this 1920 Carroll was kept as his personal car, which was purchased by William E. Swigart, Jr. directly from the Carroll family in 1967, and it is believed to be the only one in existence today.
It features a non-detachable California style top, and an aluminum body, and disk wheels. This car also incorporates the use of brass, nickel and chrome on features such as the head lamps, bumpers, and radiator. A unique feature of the Carroll Touring is that the radiator sits behind the front axle.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation and history of the American automobile history. Our remarkable collections have existed for more than 98 years, beginning as a private passion of our founder W. Emmert Swigart. His son, William E. Swigart, Jr., fell under the spell of these wonderful machines and built up the collection to about 150 cars, of which 30 to 35 are on display at the museum at one time. Some are one-of-a-kind such as the 1936 Duesenberg 12 cylinder Gentlemen's Speedster, the 1920 Carroll, and the 1916 Scripps-Booth. The Swigart Museum is the only automobile museum in the country where visitors can see two Tuckers side-by-side, the 1947 "Tin Goose" Prototype and #1013.
The museum is accented with even more history. The automotive license plate and radiator emblem collections are believed to be the largest in the world. Automobile lights and horns, bicycles, toys, vintage clothing, and memorabilia are on display throughout the museum. In addition, a gift shop stocked with automobile related products for young and old alike makes a visit to the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum a uniquely entertaining and educational experience for all members of the family.
The museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October.
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William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum12031 William Penn Highway (Physical)
PO Box 214 (Mailing)
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814.643.0885 - Telephone
814.643.2857 - Fax
Business Office 814.643.2024
Daily Hours:The Museum is open daily, May 26th through October 31st.
Monday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Tuesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Wednesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Thursday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Friday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Saturday: 10:00a until 5:00p
* Weekends only after Oct. 14th
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