History of Ragtops
Welcome to Palm Beach’s most diverse destination!!
The Museum at Ragtops Motorcars is the host to a variety of fun endeavors. “A must see destination!” according to the New York Times.
Ragtops has evolved into an ever changing delight.
Originally founded as an antique and special interest collectible automobile dealership, it drifted into the special events industry almost by accident. The constantly changing automotive inventory creates a very impressive backdrop to the frequently held events.
The Museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM [Sunday thru Tuesday we’re happy to make an appointment to meet you] and your corporate or private event can be scheduled for any time during the day or night. We are conveniently located in downtown West Palm Beach and invite everyone to come see why we definitely will become your new favorite place!
1980 – 1984 Started in a gas station with three cars, no one knew that Ragtops would evolve into the destination it has become…
1985 – 1989 Ragtops expands into a second location: a 1925 Cadillac-LaSalle dealership building on South Dixie Highway in 1989.
1990 – 2010 A lot can happen in twenty years — Such as the inception of the event portion of our company; hurricanes that re-arrange roofs; and offering up to 110 cars on the 3 properties that comprised Ragtops, including one just for stationwagons.
2011 Ragtops moves into 420 Claremore Drive, the building previously known as Club LaSalle, located directly next door to the building they were in for 24 years! Whew!
Re-branded as Ragtops, separated by theatrical roll-drops and fully accessorized with magnificent antique automobiles and authentic memorabilia, Ragtops will be sure to give you an event you will never forget!
2012 – Present Ragtops still remains the premier event destination and continues to sell amazing automobiles and host wonderful events.After 35 years in business, we have arrived at a place that feels very comfortable, both in size and in the way we do things. We have a terrific team and we love doing what we do…hosting events, buying and selling great automobiles, having old and new friends wander into Ragtops, and look forward to improving every day. Thank you for following us from location to location!
After all these years, we are more than happy in helping you select the right car, assisting you with collector car financing, directing you to excellent service centers, arranging shipping anywhere in the world for your purchase, creating and hosting amazing events on property and anything else you would need to make your experience with Ragtops Motorcars wonderful!We are so proud of what we have done and want you to see and enjoy it with us. Thank you for your wonderful support over the years!