Welcome to Bortzautocollection.com.


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
e-mail: Bortzcars@aol.com
Or write us:
P.O. Box 280
Highland Park, IL 60035.



In memory of DAVE HOLLS (1931 - 2000) General Motors Design Director, who helped design some of the most memorable cars in General Motors history. Dave Holls was a good friend and was considered the godfather to the Bortz concept car collection. Dave Holls & Joe Bortz Detroit, March 1991.

Letters to the Bortz Auto Collection

AMC’s Concept 80 AM Van

AMC’s Concept 80 AM Van

joes bonnevilles

Joe's Bonnevilles

See more photos

LaSalle Concept Almost Lost Forever by Ken Amrick, On Solid Ground , Fall 2014. Read it here.
Somebody Up There Likes Me! by Joe Bortz, On Solid Ground Fall 2014. Read it here.
pontiac banshee
Delorean's Dream Car by John Gunnell, Car Kulture Deluxe Fall 2014. Read it here.



Cars previously owned by Joe

Joe Bortz is proud to be a Corporator for Heritage Museums & Gardens Heritage Museum & Gardens
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