>Petersen Automotive Museum has introduced more than eight legendary cars, including supercars, movie vehicles, and historic cars to The Vault, presented by Hagerty

The Vault, presented by Hagerty, now has an updated tour experience with the Petersen Automotive Museum announcing greater than eight new vehicles to be added to their already extensive collection.

The new Vault cars to be introduced include:

1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet1948 Bentley Mk VI “New Look” Saloon1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupé1960 Plymouth XNR Replica1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose”1974 Dale Mock-Up1982 Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.” car 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Art Car

“During the closure, our team continued to curate our collection and build exhibits to tell new stories about the automobile and appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts.”

Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges

Here’s a look at the above new additions to The Vault at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet by Brewster 

The 1920s saw the coachbuilding industry allowing clients to have exclusive customization abilities, especially for those who could afford to acquire it.

The body of this Packard was constructed by Brewster to the specification of Post Cereals-heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and was originally used on a 1927 Rolls-Royce chassis.

In 1935, when the Rolls-Royce was ready to be traded in for a new model, Ms. Post, so captivated by the bespoke coachwork, had it removed from the original Rolls-Royce and fitted on the more technically superior Packard Twelve chassis that she purchased specifically for it.

In 1939, she repeated the process by placing the body on another new updated Packard Twelve chassis.

This example is built in the “landaulet de Ville” style, with the coachwork comprises a top hat that can only be lowered over the rear-seat passengers. This allowed the chauffeur to stay enclosed in isolation and free from distraction as he maneuvers the heavy vehicle around. 

1948 Bentley Mark VI “New Look” Saloon by James Young 

In the early 1920s, British coachbuilding company James Young Ltd. commenced designing and constructing bodies on Bentley chassis. 

Like many other coachbuilders after the Second World War, the firm offered up new visions for future vehicles’ styling. Meant to offer a preview of Bentley design in the postwar era,

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: New Iconic Supercars, Historic and Movie Cars on Display at Petersen Automotive Musuem
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/new-iconic-cars-at-petersen-automotive-musuem/
Published Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:52:22 +0000