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New exhibit rolls in to Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt museum is displaying a rare, partially

The Vanderbilt museum is displaying a rare, partially restored 1909 Reo Gentleman's Roadster in its Turntable Gallery in the William K. Vanderbilt II mansion. Credit: Handout

The Vanderbilt Museum is home to a new exhibit. A rare 1909 Reo Gentleman’s Roadster has been partially restored and is on display in the Turntable Gallery of the William K. Vanderbilt II mansion, next to a 1928 Lincoln touring car.

According to a news release, the car was last on display at the museum from the 1970s through '80s. In the 1990s it was moved to the Long Island Automotive Museum in Southampton before spending time at the Cradle of Aviation for the 100th anniversary of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup competition.

Howard Kroplick, founder of VanderviltCupRaces.com, funded the recent restoration of the Reo, which was donated to the museum in 1959.

The Vanderbilt Museum, located in Centerport, is open 12 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday,  11 a.m. to 5 Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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