Petersen Automotive Museum (@petersenmuseum) — Home to over 250 of the rarest and most iconic vehicles throughout history.
The Type 101’s chassis was essentially a Type 57 with a few new parts that repla
The Type 101’s chassis was essentially a Type 57 with a few new parts that replaced those that had been discontinued during World War II. Unfortunately, because of its outdated prewar technology and uncompetitive price, the model was not well received by the public. Only six Type 101s were ever made. Can you name the model of the silver Bugatti behind it? #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#thevault presented by @hagertyclassiccars#bugatti
18.07.2018 02:07:47
Competing against American V-8s, @stephpapadakis Racing changed the Scion’s fron
Competing against American V-8s, @stephpapadakis Racing changed the Scion’s front-wheel drive layout to rear-wheel and converted its stock four-cylinder to a nitrous-boosted, turbocharged engine producing over 800 horsepower. Driver Fredric Aasbo won the 2015 Formula DRIFT championship piloting this Scion tC, the first four-cylinder to earn a victory in the history of the series. #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#papadakisracing#sciontc
17.07.2018 03:01:07
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1968 Porsche 911S Targa Sportomatic
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Unable to satisfactorily engineer
1968 Porsche 911S Targa Sportomatic _________ Unable to satisfactorily engineer a 911 convertible, Porsche developed the Targa, a novel body type that offered open-air motoring without sacrificing structural rigidity while retaining the established 911 form. Do you know the meaning of Sportomatic? #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#theporscheeffect#911S#targa
16.07.2018 03:32:18
BMW Alpha (2016) built by Mark Atkinson 
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If there is a “vaporware” st
BMW Alpha (2016) built by Mark Atkinson __________ If there is a “vaporware” star in the custom motorcycle design scene, it is Mehmet Doruk Erdem, a Turkish industrial designer whose computer-generated motorcycle studies spread quickly on the internet. His sketches are so convincing it is difficult to tell whether they are photographs of real objects. Erdem’s designs typically remain images, but his “BMW Alpha” concept became reality via a Bonneville Salt Flats regular named Mark Atkinson, a dedicated professional machinist and motorcycle builder in Utah who saw the promise of Erdem’s design. #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#customrevolution#bmwalpha@bmw#markatkinson
15.07.2018 03:18:23
The 1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmünd Coupe is one of the earliest sports cars to carry
The 1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmünd Coupe is one of the earliest sports cars to carry the Porsche name. It is named after the Austrian town Porsche was forced to relocate to during World War II. The Gmünd Coupe competed for three years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where this example won first in class in 1951. #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#theporscheeffect#porschegmund
14.07.2018 02:38:26
Have you watched our newest #TuneUpTuesday episode on IGTV? On this episode the
Have you watched our newest #TuneUpTuesday episode on IGTV? On this episode the mechanics took a look at our 1956 Jaguar XKSS formerly owned by Steve McQueen. Go to our page to watch it now! _________ Steve McQueen purchased this rare Jaguar from its second owner. He enjoyed driving it fast and is reported to have received so many tickets that his driver’s license was almost suspended twice during his first year of ownership. #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#jaguarxkss
12.07.2018 19:42:26
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1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega
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Intended to generate interest among perfo
1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega _________ Intended to generate interest among performance car enthusiasts, the Cosworth Vega was the result of collaboration between General Motors and renowned Cosworth engineering of England.m. A mere 3,508 Cosworth Vegas were built in 1975 and 1976. Can you guess which US state most of them were sold to? #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#cosworth
11.07.2018 21:54:09
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight
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The Carrera RS is a race-capa
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight __________ The Carrera RS is a race-capable and road-legal vehicle. Construction of 500 cars was required to homologate the model for racing, however, demand was so high that production was doubled. Available in “touring” and “lightweight” versions, the touring model was equipped with leather upholstery, a sunroof, and radio while the lightweight cars were stripped of all non-essential parts and amenities. Which version would you prefer to add to your collection: the lightweight or touring? #porsche#porsche911#porschecarrera#thepetersen#petersenmuseum#thevault presented by @hagertyclassiccars
11.07.2018 04:13:16
Built by legendary customizer George Barris, “Texas Bullshit Scraper,” 1900 Over
Built by legendary customizer George Barris, “Texas Bullshit Scraper,” 1900 Overland covered wagon manure spreader, was a gag gift from comedian Bob Hope to western film actor John Wayne on the occasion of his birthday. #petersenmuseum#petersenmuseum#thevault#petersenvault presented by @hagertyclassiccars 📸@iamted7
11.07.2018 01:12:09
What’s your favorite car in our new #PorscheEffect exhibit?
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Derived f
What’s your favorite car in our new #PorscheEffect exhibit? __________ Derived from the Porsche 356, the Continental was conceived by influential New York importer Max Hoffman who believed that the American market would be more likely to embrace a vehicle with an evocative name, rather than a mere number designation. Porsche was forced to re-badge the Continental when Ford informed them that they had already trademarked its name. As a result, few Continentals were produced and the name was briefly changed to “European”, then back to 356. #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#porsche#porschecontinental
08.07.2018 04:34:29
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Do you know the story of the famous dispute between Porsche and Peugeot in namin
Do you know the story of the famous dispute between Porsche and Peugeot in naming this 1964 Porsche 901? #thepetersen#petersenmuseum#theporscheeffect#porsche901
06.07.2018 03:12:57
Happy 4th of July from the the Petersen Automotive Museum to you and your family
Happy 4th of July from the the Petersen Automotive Museum to you and your family! 🇺🇸🎆 #thepetersen#petersenmuseum ___________ What’s your favorite American car found in the museum? 🚘
04.07.2018 15:22:48
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