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*Updated* Petersen Automotive Museum Opens Vault for Christmas

A chance to see the entire collection of roughly 400 cars

 
 
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The vault includes the Jaguar XK SS owned by Steve McQueen

*Update* The Petersen Automotive Museum does not usually allow photography in their vault, but it sent us a collection of images showing what visitors should expect from it. You can view the images in the gallery. 

If you are in or near Los Angeles run, do not walk, to the Petersen Automotive Museum because it is opening its entire underground vault for the first time ever but only from December 15 to January 6.

Prices are not too bad either. You have to buy the standard $12 ticket, plus another $25 ticket to get into the vault. It will only accept groups of 10 or fewer for vault tours. Each tour of the vault will be about an hour long. The one downside is that visitors may not take photographs. Also tours must be scheduled in advance. 

The vault includes roughly 400 cars from all over the world. Obviously, you will also get to see the 150 cars that the musuem currently has on display to the public. 

Special cars in the vault include a one-of-one 1925/34 "Round Door" Rolls-Royce Phantom IUnited Kingdom, 1925 > present Aerodynamic Coupe, a FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
5146 photos
37 videos
given to Henry Ford II by Enzo Ferrari, Steve McQueen's XKSSXKSSJaguar XKSSUnited Kingdom, 1957 > present2 photos
and a 1939 Bugatti 57CType 57SCBugatti Type 57SCFrance, 1937 > present1 photo
that was given to the Shah of Iran as a wedding present. 

The museum has an exhibition on aerodynamic cars right now with a 1940 BMW 328 Mille Miglia328 MM CoupéBMW 328 MM CoupéGermany, 1939 > present2 photos
and an exhibit focusing on Italian design of cars and motorcycles.

Source: Autoblog

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