Ridler Award-winning Ferrambo and 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype are the most recent additions to ACM’s growing collection
TACOMA, Wash. ) – What do you give a car museum that seemingly has everything? How about two super rare cars you won’t find anywhere else? That’s exactly what happened today as LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), in Tacoma, Wash., announced it added two new donations – a 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype and the Ridler Award-winning hot rod Ferrambo – to its collection of more than 300 cars trucks and motorcycles.
The custom-made Ferrari Red Ferrambo, donated by Mike Warn of Pacific Northwest-based Warn Industries, is part 1960 Rambler and part Ferrari (hence the name Ferrambo). Warn said he wanted to create a car that combined American engineering and strength with European style and performance. In 2008, Warn’s brainchild, which took him more than two years to construct, captured the prestigious Ridler Award at Detroit’s Autorama, driving the car’s estimated value to $750,000.
The keys to the 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype were handed to ACM President and CEO David Madeira by museum member Paul Ianuario. General Motors designed the Wildcat to complement the Corvette, but the fiberglass-bodied performa