Academy of Art University Automobile Museum
The Academy of Art University Automobile Museum is a non-profit museum located in San Francisco. It serves as a conservator of automotive history and as a tool for students in the industrial design department at the Academy of Art University, particularly those in the Automotive Restoration program. Forbes has estimated the value of the museum's collection to be $70 million. One of the museum’s most prized vehicles is the Tucker 48, purchased at auction for $2,035,000 from the previous owner, George Lucas, who executive produced the 1988 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream. The museum also exhibits the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow. Only five of these cars were built in total and today only two others remain. The museum is accessible for the public by appointment at scheduled times.
The museum is in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood on the corner of Washington and Van Ness Avenue.