Jan 03 2017

Hamptons Road Trip: A 1928 Renault Barn Find & Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum Up for Sale

A trip to the Hamptons today resulted in two discoveries: A 1928 Renault Million-Guiet barn find and confirmation that the site for the Long Island Automotive Museum is up for sale.


Howard Kroplick

1928 Renault Million-Guiet, Bridgehampton

This unique Renault convertible has been stored in a Bridgehampton barn for over 25 years. The body was manufactured by the French coachbuilder Million-Guiet. It was most recently restored in 1991 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

As seen in this matching postcard, the automobile is likely a six cylinder Renault 15 CV Million-Guiet.

The automobile is available for purchase from a long-time Bridgehampton farming family. If you are interested in obtaining more information, please send an email to [email protected] .

Today: Long Island Automotive Museum, Southampton

On the way home from visiting the Renault, my friends and I paid our respects to the site of the Long Island Automotive Museum.

Confirming a report from Gary Hammond, the property is for sale. Asking price is $6.3 million for 8.3 acres.


Jan 04 2017 Tom Gibson 10:56 AM

What a cool day-trip. Nothing lasts forever, and most are likely aware of, “This amazing 5-minute film documents the opening of the museum on August 27, 1948…”

Tom Gibson

Jan 07 2017 gene martin 1:43 PM

i’m the first employee of the auto mesuem.its sad to see the museum in such bad shape.we will never see another museum like it ever again on long island,but there are many great cars out east in garages,and you see some at auto shows out here.I think only old farts enjoy the old buggies.there is a curved dash olds at the riverhead historical museum like was over the entrance to the museum.Swede Edwards a historian of the museum died last year,he also worked at the museum,and has many pictures of some of austie’s cars.he owned the radiator shop accross from the museum.my first car was a model t

                            have a great new year   Gene Martin

Jan 16 2017 Robert Millstein 2:54 PM

I remember my summers out in the Hamptons during the 50’s with much fondness. Sometimes on rainy days my mother would go shopping in Southampton. On the way she would drop my friends and myself off at the museum. We were allowed to play among the cars without supervision. However, even at young age we were respectful of what was there. Sooner or later Austie would wander in, gather us up and take us for ride on the dirt roads behind the museum in his antique fire engine. Once in a while I got to sit in the front seat with him and ring the bell.

Oct 30 2019 John Bayer 7:32 PM

Whatever happened to the LIAM?  Still for sale?
Howard Kroplick:

Here is the latest info: http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/update_the_site_of_the_long_island_automotive_museum

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