Adopt-A-Car Program

The Adopt-A-Car Program is designed to raise operating revenues for the Museum by offering organizations, including SDC Chapters and other car clubs, individuals, or families the opportunity to “adopt” a vehicle in the Collection for one year. This provides an opportunity for adopters to be recognized for their investment in the care of the vehicles in the Collection.

Sixty-nine vehicles in the Collection are available for adoption. They are divided into four adoption categories with adoption fees ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year.

Adopting individuals/families or organizations may choose a vehicle to adopt based on price and availability, on a first come, first served basis. Adopters receive a “Certificate of Adoption” and professional photograph of their adopted vehicle.

Professionally-designed signage will be erected by the vehicle identifying the adopting individual or group and the adoption period (start date and end date). At the end of 10 months, a renewal notice will be sent to the adopting individual/family or group. They may choose to adopt the same vehicle for another 12 months at the adoption price or select a different vehicle - based on availability - for adoption.

Adopt-A-Car participants will automatically receive the benefits of membership in the Museum.


1952 Commander Starliner Hardtop
Adopted by
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Studebaker


1825 General Marquis de Lafayette Carriage
Adopted by
The XYZ Chapter
Studebaker Drivers Club

For more information about the Adopt-A-Car Program or to request “Adoption Papers”, please contact George Garner by email at, or by phone at (574) 235-9716.

Thank you so much for your support of The Studebaker National Museum.