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This site is dedicated to prototype cars and other interesting cars from various periods in automotive history. The Bortz Automotive Collection has been featured at ACD museum, Cleveland Auto & Aviation, Peterson museum, Gilmore museum, Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and were the featured cars at the Louis Vuitton show at Rockefeller Center. They have been covered by numerous magazines and featured in many car shows.


With this site we hope to bring these cars, their history and rare looks at the cars themselves to the World Wide Web.
We would love to hear your comments on how you like our website!

Joseph E. Bortz, Founder
Debra L. Powless, Curator
William Sullivan, Director of Restorations

For more information
Joe's cell: 847-668-2004 - Please contact if you have any of the following cars - all leads appreciated!
call: 847-433-7777
fax: 847-433-0277
Or write us:
P.O. Box 280
Highland Park, IL 60035.


Letters to the Bortz Auto Collection

Trio of Dreams Iola-bound, by Angelo Van Bogart, Old Cars Weekly Read it here.

The three rarest post war four-door sedans that exist to be shown at Iola 2014

iola 2014

Click here for more info on Iola 2014

Great news guys! Will we see you there? Click here


Iola '14 to feature 3 concept cars, Old Cars Weekly, June 26, 2014

Click here for a larger image.

AMC’s Concept 80 AM Van

AMC’s Concept 80 AM Van

AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet. Click here.


Cars previously owned by Joe

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