Jaguars, Barracudas and Cougars, oh my!

NORWICH – The Northeast Classic Car Museum will open its newest exhibit to the general public this weekend – Wild Things – featuring cars named after animals, birds, reptiles and more.



The exhibit will include popular and recognizable classics such as the Mercury Cougar, Ford Mustang, Volkswagen Beetle, Plymouth Barracuda and Pontiac Firebird, in addition to some lesser-known automotive gems, including a 1938 Graham Shark and a rare 1953 Kaiser Dragon.

According to Northeast Classic Car Museum Executive Director Doreen Bates, only 1,200 of the uniquely detailed Dragons were made in 1953.

“I am in love with this car, it’s just breathtaking,” laughed Bates as she pointed out the car’s immaculate detailing and bamboo-like top. “I just think it’s incredible.”


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