For the first time ever, the ‘Legendary Vault’ at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has been opened to the public.
Until now, the Vault has been restricted to staff, curators, and industry insiders. But now the general public can view the amazing collection of over 150 rare vehicles during the 2012 holiday season.
The Vault will be opened starting on December 15th and will close on January 6th, so the viewing will be available for a limited time only. An additional cost of $25 is required for a ticket in and comes with a guided tour by the museum staff. No more than 10 people at a time will be on each tour, giving an intimate experience. Guests must also be over the age of 12.
Those getting a chance to venture into The Vault will get to see iconic cars such as a one-of-one 1925/34 “Round Door” Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe, a Ferrari given to Henry Ford II by Enzo Ferrari himself, Steve McQueen’s Jaguar XKSS, and the Volkswagen Beetle that starred in Herbie Fully Loaded.
“In a way the vault has become a legend,” says Terry Karges, the museum’s Executive Director. “At any given time we have as many as 150 vehicles on display in exhibits around the museum, but with over 400 vehicles in our collection many go unseen by the public. People are always asking for access to the vault and we’re excited to finally be able to offer the opportunity.”