The Muscle Car City Museum – with more than 200 exhibits and 80 Chevrolet Corvettes – will close its doors this month, as the historic collection goes to auction.
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A substantial General Motors collection of extremely rare and sought-after muscle cars is about to go to auction in Florida, USA.

The Muscle Car City Museum – owned by real estate mogul Rick Treworgy – is set to permanently close its doors on January 17, 2021, and the circa-200 vehicles on display will go to individual auction on January 22-23 with no set reserve price.

Located inside a decommissioned Walmart department store, the museum also comprises a workshop, secondary car showroom, gift shop, and a 1950s-style diner.

Chevrolet Corvettes make up the bulk of the collection, with 80 examples on display, about 20 of which are 1967 Stingray variants.

Chevrolet Camaros are also well represented, and sit alongside Chevrolet Impalas, El Caminos, Chevelles, and Novas.

According to the museum’s website, interested parties will be able to bid in person, via phone, or over the internet.

However, buyers keen to get their classic machines on the road will need to wait, as the auction documents reveal most of the vehicles require considerable work to become roadworthy.

It is unclear why the facility is closing down, however multiple outlets have cited the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic as a key factor in the decision.

CarAdvice has contacted the curators of the museum for further comment – this story will be updated with their response.