The Simeone Foundation research library is one of the largest automotive specialized libraries in the world and is pleased to announce the addition of new facilities to our research library. With periodicals, photographs, and in particular factory produced literature, our research library offers a wide variety of research materials for the automotive historian, restorer, and constructor. In addition, background information on specific cars for auction houses and writers is available for reproduction and dispersal.
Library Collection Categories Include
Sales literature and other factory produced material, 1892 to present with over 1700 different makes of cars represented.
Photographs, from all eras, 1900 and up. In particular, racing photographs organized into American and European venues.
Over 1000 portrait photographs of racing drivers and automotive personnel.
Periodicals of American and foreign magazines dating back to the turn-of-the-century.
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About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.
Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.