If you haven’t been to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, you should put it on your bucket list, because it boasts one of the finest automobile collections in the world. And with this latest exhibit, this year would be a perfect time to plan your pilgrimage.
Organized in conjunction with the automaker, “The Porsche Effect” celebrates and highlights 70 years of the German sports cars, and encompasses what looks like a very tempting array of Zuffenhausen’s finest.
On display as part of the special exhibit are such notable vehicles as 1938 Berlin-Rome Type 64 race car, a 906 racer, the 919 endurance racer, a rare 964 Turbo S Flachbau, a rally-spec Type 953 911, the world-beating Gulf 917K, and the Jägermeister-liveried 962.
The Peterson’s own 901 and Continental are also part of the exhibition, along with the Porsche 935 K3 Le Mans winner from museum vice-chairman Bruce Meyer’s private collection.
Visitors will also find two rare four-door prototypes – the 928 H50 and the 989 concept car – that predated the arrival of the Panamera. The factory also provided the engines from the 356, 917 and 956 models, along with Ferdinand Porsche’s passport and drawings from the development of the 911.
“What we see is one of the most significant collections of our sports cars and display artifacts outside of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart,” adds Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. The museum’s board chairman Peter Mullin added, “We are thrilled to share this incredible history with the public in an experience that both passionate enthusiasts and casual fans will surely appreciate and enjoy.”
For Porschephiles, it looks like an exhibit not to be missed, and it’ll be open until January 27 of next year.