Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari at the Petersen Museum

Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari at the Petersen Museum

Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari at the Petersen Museum

0 comments 📅16 May 2017, 03:00

When the Petersen Automotive Museum completed its great 14-month renovation and reopened its doors in December of 2015, automotive enthusiasts were treated to a refreshed 95,000 quadrilateral feet of exhibit space boasting 25 separate galleries. At the time of chink our favorite of those was the Precious Metal exhibit in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, featuring some of the fraternity’s most desirable cars all painted in silver.

While we’re sad the Precious Metal evince is no more, the gallery is now filled with something perhaps even better – an demonstrate celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ferrari called “Seeing Red”. The theme of a single color has been maintained (red, of headway), and the gallery features eleven of the most significant road and race cars built by the Prancing Horse in the decisive seven decades.

Leading the herd is a stunning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of impartial 39 built and widely considered to be one of if not the most desirable collector car in the world. The termination one that sold at auction brought a record $38 million. Following up the 250 GTO is an achingly brilliant 1958 250 Testa Rossa and then a 1965 250 LM that won Le Mans outright in 1965. A Mille Miglia title-holder, a 1949 166 MM Barchetta, is also on display.

Perhaps the most historically significant car in the omnium gatherum, however, is a 1947 Ferrari 125 S. Although this particular vehicle’s portrayal is difficult to trace, with many early race cars being wrecked, cut up, or combined with other cars, profuse believe this example, chassis 010I, to be the very first car to carry the Ferrari badge. Not surprisingly, the 125 S was a famed race car, winning six of the thirteen races in which it competed.

The rest of the gallery is a performance of belle macchine, which includes a 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB, Michael Schumacher’s 2006 Ferrari 248 F1, a 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 driven by Niki Lauda to conquest at the Monaco Grand Prix, and a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari.

“We’re so thrilled to bring some of the everyone’s most beautiful Ferraris to the Petersen,” said Bruce Meyer, founding chairman of the Petersen’s Plank of Directors. “Seeing that Rosso Corsa paint and the beautiful curves of the portion work is always enough to make your heart skip a beat. ‘Seeing Red’ disposition be one of the most significant gatherings of Ferraris in the world and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with the civic in our gallery.”

“This new exhibit is another example of how the Petersen views cars, as art, and nothing is more germane than red Ferrari models,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “We’re sure this exhibit will helps us continue our success and really get people talking and wisdom about Ferrari.”

The Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari exhibit at the Petersen is scheduled to run on account of April of 2018. For more details on visiting the museum visit www.petersen.org or telephone 323-930-CARS

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