Monday, March 6, 2017

A sampling of the newly remodeled Peterson Auto Museum, Los Angeles

The flowing, organic new skin covers what was once Orbach's Department Store, directly across the street from the old May Company Department Store at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, which is undergoing a transition to the Motion Picture Academy Museum.  At the same time, the new Fairfax/Wilshire subway station is being constructed. 



Here's just a small selection of the automotive wonders displayed in the new, sleek galleries. There's many more on display in the basement which are on a separate tour.  Some of the following I haven't identified -- if you can help me out I'll augment the captions.
 1957 Cadillac Eldorado


 The 1958 Plymouth from the Stephen King movie, "Christine."
 Fatty Arbuckle's 1914 Renault.
 The "Back to the Future" deLorean.

 There are a some amazing 1950s prototype cars on display.

This Chevrolet Biscayne concept was brought back from the dead after it was hidden in a junkyard for decades.

 

1954 Plymouth Explorer





 Here's a concept drawing of the Buick LeSabre, which was produced and still exists.





1953 Nash-Healy roadster





 1956 Continental Mark II




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