Learn About the History of Porsche at Petersen Automotive Museum
For the next year, the Petersen Automotive Museum will be host to the greatest collection of iconic Porsche vehicles ever assembled outside of Germany.
Not too far from our Santa Barbara Headquarters, the Petersen Automotive Museum has opened an iconic Porsche exhibit titled “The Porsche Effect”. The exhibit will feature forty-eight legendary sports cars, including early models from the brand, race winners, bestsellers, and record holders. With a good bit of development and history information integrated into the attraction, everyone from simple Porsche admirers to all out Porsche fanatics will find something entertaining, or at least interesting, to take away from it. At Porsche Santa Barbara, we feel honored to be part of a brand with such a significant historical imprint on the auto industry. We strongly encourage visiting the exhibit in 2018, and if you are impressed, come see us at Porsche Santa Barbara to see if we can help you join the club of satisfied Porsche Drivers.
What to Expect at “The Porsche Effect”
The exhibit will include forty-eight legendary Porsche cars that span the timeline of the brand’s existence. Some of the more notable cars that are displayed are:
- 1938 Berlin-Rome Type 64 – This was Ferdinand Porsche’s first sports car. Many car enthusiasts consider the design of the Type 64 to be a precursor to the post-war production model. The sports car has a similar body-style to the Volkswagen Beetle, but with an elongated front end that captures the luxury class suited to its time. The Type 64 displayed at “The Porsche Effect” exhibit is the last remaining one out of a total of four that were originally built.
- 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo S X83 “Flaschbau” – This is a rare model designed to be the replacement for the popular Porsche 911. In fact, there were only thirty-nine models made for the US market, and only ninety total. The 964 Turbo is the epitome of sports cars. Its aerodynamic body, powerful acceleration, and signature spoiler make this car just plain fun to drive.
- Porsche Gulf 917k – This is one of the most impressive and well-known racing vehicles of all time. Outside of being highlighted in Le Mans, a movie starring Steve McQueen that depicts a fictional “24 Hours of Le Mans” race, the 917k was given a twelve-cylinder engine with a new crankshaft and camshaft design that Porsche had never formerly tried. This race car is the perfect example of Porsche’s ground-breaking ingenuity that has sustained them as a leading brand for so long.
Located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, the Petersen Automotive Museum sits at the end of the “Miracle Mile”—an area known for its concentration of museums. At Porsche Santa Barbara, we are Porsche fans before Porsche retailers, so this is an exciting event. To learn more about Porsche models that we offer contact us, or come visit our Santa Barbara dealership. Otherwise, we hope to see you at “The Porsche Effect” exhibit this year.
About Porsche Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Groupis strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.
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