Miami’s New Ocean Cadillac Car Museum Ocean Cadillac’s beautiful new dealership facility has an in-house car museum.  It showcases 40 collectible Cadillacs, Corvettes and other rare and fascinating marques, along with 100 scale models on display and so much more. Mario Murgado, the President & CEO of the Murgado Automotive Group was kind enough to recount the beginnings of his lifelong passion for everything automotive leading to his amazingly successful auto business and the creation of his new car museum.

The Museum resides at Ocean Cadillac, 17800 Ipco Road, Miami, FL.

I wanted to take a moment to share with you why the museum holds such a special place in my heart. Within me resides an inner child, and from a very young age, I have nurtured an immense love and passion for cars. It all started with my very first toy, and even though circumstances changed when I left Cuba, losing my beloved 1959 Cadillac toy ambulance, my fascination for cars only grew stronger.

Life took me on a journey, and I found myself working in a job that doesn’t feel like work at all. Each day, I wake up with excitement because I get to immerse myself in something I’m truly passionate about. My father’s words echoed in my mind, encouraging me to study hard and become a professional so that one day I could own a Buick or an Oldsmobile. But he also ignited a spark, telling me that if I achieved greatness, I might even own a Cadillac – the epitome of excellence and status, as it was known as the ‘Standard of the World.’

The dream that began with visiting Barrington Cadillac in 1975 has now become a reality. Today, I am the proud owner of not just the Cadillac dealership but also Motorwerks, which includes prestigious brands like Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW, Honda, and Infiniti. This museum is a labor of love for me, a place that brings nostalgia and joy from yesteryears. It allows visitors to revisit their youth, reliving the glory of famous Cadillacs and the era of grand fins to performance and innovation like no other.

Inside this museum, you can experience the marvels of engineering, from the powerful Cadillac V8 to the rare 12 and 16-cylinder models. You’ll get a glimpse of Buick’s rumble seat, feel the rush of the GT championship, and admire the timeless designs that have shaped the automotive industry. With over 45 vehicles from a 1913 Cadillac to every decade thereafter, the history of the Corvette since 1953, and a few surprises along the way, the museum offers a breathtaking journey through automotive evolution.

I wholeheartedly invite you to come and immerse yourself in the beauty of these legendary cars. It’s not just a museum, but a place to relax, learn, and connect with your inner child as you marvel at the history and heritage of these great vehicles.

Looking forward to welcoming you to the museum soon!  

– Mario Murgado

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