Petersen Automotive Museum (@petersenmuseum) — Home to over 250 of the rarest and most iconic vehicles throughout history.
Now on view in our Legends of Los Angeles exhibit is a 1948 King & Hansen streamliner was designed around a fuel tank from a military P-38E fighter plane. Powered by an Edelbrock and Winfield-equipped version of Ford’s 1939 V8/60 engine, this belly tank achieved a top speed of 118.89 miles per hour at the SCTA Time Trials at El Mirage dry lake. What’s the top speed you are willing to race this belly tank? 📸 @iamted7
The legendary off-roading team of Bill Stroppe and Parnelli Jones raced Big Oly from 1970-1974 and accumulated numerous victories. Do you know how this Ford Bronco got the name Big Oly? _________ See this legend for yourself tonight at the opening of Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and their Builders. Buy tickets at Petersen.org/legends 📸 @iamted7
This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was purchased in London by film director John Frankenheimer (director of 51 films including Grand Prix and Ronin) and his wife Evans during a weekend trip to Savile Row while filming The Train in France. Frankenheimer ordered a Rolls-Royce on the spot for his wife as a belated wedding present. 📸 @iamted7