Located in Sylmar, California, the Nethercutt Collection & Museum plays home to a private collection of over 250 domestic and foreign automobiles, some manufactured as early as 1898. Founded by J.B. Nethercutt in 1971, the Nethercutt Collection is intended to be a celebration of the most glorious creations in automobile history, and in order to pay proper homage to the amazing feats of engineering, all of Nethercutt’s vehicles are meticulously maintained to keep them running as smoothly as the day they first rolled out of the factory doors.
Although each of the vehicles on display are incredibly impressive in their own right, some of the more noteworthy features (some of which you will see in the video) include both the 1923 Viosin Model C-5 Sporting Victoria owned by famous silent film star Rudolph Valentino as well as one of only two 1937 Talbot-Lago – Type 150-C-SS/Sport Coupes which features the rare cloisonné hood ornament in the shape of a royal crown. Although the Talbot-Lago Type 150’s “goutte d’eau” design itself is the most unique of the line, the vehicle is given even more distinction as having been a wedding gift for the fourth wife of an Indian Prince (hence the royal hood insignia).
While the Nethercutt Collection is a non-profit organization and open free-of-charge for automotive enthusiasts to enjoy, its West Coast coordinates make it impossible for some fans to leisurely enjoy on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. So although a pixelated tour will never be able to replace the beauty of touring the Nethercutt in person, check out the video above for a quick glimpse into the hall of wheeled wonders.