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Yesterday's Auto Museum

Mission

At Yesterday's Auto Museum, our mission is to preserve and showcase Canada’s largest classic car museum, sharing the nostalgia and memories of vintage automobiles. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and fully accessible experience, fostering community engagement, and supporting local charities. Through rotating exhibits, special events, and the unique ambiance of Sylv's Retro Diner, we aim to connect enthusiasts and celebrate the rich history of automotive innovation.

History

Yesterday's Auto Gallery, founded in July 2021 by Glen Stenabaugh, is dedicated to preserving and displaying Canada’s largest museum of classic cars. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum proudly reopened in April 2022, reaffirming our commitment to sharing the timeless charm of vintage automobiles. With over 100 classic cars and magnetic rotating exhibits, visitors can immerse themselves in various eras and models of automotive history.

Operated by the Yesterday's Auto Gallery Foundation, the museum actively supports the local community, including partnerships with charities such as the Edmonton Food Bank. The venue emphasizes inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring all visitors can enjoy the experience. Enhancing the nostalgic journey, Sylv's Retro Diner offers a retro dining experience that complements the museum's theme. Through a variety of events, private bookings, and community initiatives, Yesterday's Auto Museum continues to connect car enthusiasts and promote the appreciation of automotive heritage.

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New Arrivals

We are bringing in new vehicles all the time. Come
check them out.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Specifications:

  • Engine: 440 Cubic Inch
  • Carb: 4-barrel Carter AFB
  • Transmission: A833 4-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower: 375 (Factory Rating)
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

History:

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was a one-year-only option on Dodge cars engineered to dominate NASCAR races by being the first car ever to exceed 200 miles per hour top speeds. Homologation requirements mandated that 500 models be produced to race at NASCAR, which meant Dodge had to produce that many units to be sold to the public before it could race. Dodge beat the homologation production requirement by three units, producing 503 total 1969 Dodge Charger Daytonas.

All Charger Daytonas started life with a ’69 Charger RT base. Its aerodynamic nose cone, 23-inch-tall stabilizing wing on the rear decklid, and flush rear window helped Dodge win two races in 1969 with another four in the 1970 racing season. Two engine options powered the Charger Daytona, including the mighty 440cid/375hp V-8 and the 426cid/425hp V-8.

Choice of 3-speed automatic or 4-speed manual transmissions was available.

1970 AMC Rebel _The Machine

1970 AMC Rebel “The Machine”

Specifications:

  • Engine: 390 – 340, V8 Horsepower
  • Carb: Motorola 4-barrel 690 cfm
  • Transmission: 4-speed Borg Warner Super T10
  • Differential: AMC Twin Grip 3:54:1 ratio or 3:91 option

History:

A high-performance, low-priced muscle car version was produced by American Motors Corporation in 1970, The Rebel Machine, which is most recognized in its patriot white, red, and blue trim is the shorter-wheelbase, intermediate-sized version of the longer-wheelbase, Full-sized Ambassador line.

The Machine is the most powerful AMC ever built, with a 340 hp 390 V9 thumping beneath its twin snorkel hood, the Machine qualified as a bona fide street machine. The Machine was initially available only in a red, white, and blue colour scheme, but 16 other colours were also offered. It came with a unique ram-air intake hood scoop that redirected cold air into the engine and housed a large 8000 RPM tachometer visible to the driver through the windshield.

In terms of performance, the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and run the quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at 93 MPH. After experiencing a credible sales year with 2,326 units sold. AMC rolled into the new decade. The Rebel was gone by 1971, and the name Machine was transferred to the new Matador line. In 1972, the Machine name was dropped and gone forever.

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe

History:

The Type 65 Coupe is designed to be an accurate replica of the original 1965 World Championship Daytona Coupe. The Factory Five Type 65 Coupe captures the look and feel of the original 200 mph GT cars, but as with all Factory Five designs, it is more reliable with its 5.0 Coyote engine.

There were only six original Coupes ever made. Those cars captured the 1965 FIA World Championship for America in the last tears before mega-money took American road racing from its roots and the average guy. Even though the design never entered production, those six cars, hand-built upon 289 AC chassis, are some of the most valuable collector cars on the planet. Each of the original six Daytona Coupes is valued at more than $8 million. More importantly than the money, these cars have become symbolic of the end of an era.

This car is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history. Even today, more than 50 years later, the muscular lines and aggressive stance have no equal.

Type 65 Coupe_ 1965 Shelby Daytona Kit Car
1970 Plymouth Duster 340

1970 Plymouth Duster 340

Specifications:

  • Engine: 340 Cubic Inch, 275 Horsepower
  • Carburetor: Carter AFB, 625 cfm
  • Transmission: 727 Torqueflite Automatic

History:

Introduced in 1970, the Duster was an affordable muscle car that was part of Plymouth’s Rapid Transit System of Factory high-performance cars. The Dusters were great performers with their lightweight and compact styling. The best performer was the Duster 340, and it quickly gained a reputation on the street and drag strip. With the addition of a few aftermarket performance parts, Dusters could easily achieve 12-second quarter mile times.

Dusters came in many forms and styles, some had slant 6-cylinder engines, and most were equipped with 318 V8s, but the one to buy was the Duster 340. This car is painted Moulin Rouge (Panther Pink on Dodge cars), both colour names have the paint code FM3, and less than 150 Duster 340s were done in this colour. Today approximately 12 “pink” Duster 340’s are known to exist. This car is beautifully restored to exact factory specifications making it extremely rare amongst the few that remain.

Purchased new in Missouri and later fully restored utilizing many of the original body panels and other components.

Hours and Admissions

Open Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Closed Sundays except for prearranged events. Contact for inquiries.

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8707 51 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5H1

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SYLV'S RETRO DINER

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Restaurant seating ends: 4:30pm

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YESTERDAY's AUTO GALLERY

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket sales ends: 4:30pm

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TICKETS

Adult (18-64)

$20.00 CAD

Senior (65+)

$10.00 CAD

Youth (7-17)

$10.00 CAD

Family

$50.00 CAD

Tickets available at the door

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