2023 marks Porsche's 75th Anniversary, and the German carmaker is rumored to celebrate it by releasing new special edition models later this year. However, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, will also commemorate this Anniversary with a brand-new exhibit. According to the Petersen, it'll be its largest Porsche exhibit ever, comprised of more than 40 vehicles.
Below are just some of the cars you can expect to see on display:
- 1953 550 Spyder raced by Betty Shutes and Ken Miles.
- 1958 Carrera GT Speedster raced by Bruce Jennings.
- 1957 356 Carrera, owned by Dean Jeffries, also known as the original "Outlaw Porsche."
- 1962 Porsche 804 Formula 1 car raced by Dan Gurney.
- 1973 911 2.8 RSR driven by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood.
- 1973 917/30 Can-Am Spyder driven by Mark Donohue.
- 1976 911 Turbo owned by Steve McQueen.
The Petersen also plans to showcase Porsches from Hollywood films like Top Gun: Maverick, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and Cars. Alongside the cars themselves, the museum will celebrate the people who made the brand what it is today with their own static displays.
The exhibit is called "We Are Porsche" and will open to the public starting in April 2023. It will run for an entire year, concluding in April 2024. However, the exhibit will evolve through cars planned to cycle in and out of the display.
Porsche Club North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner said of the exhibit, "Porsche is as an iconic brand that took off in America, thriving in California's car culture," making the Petersen a great place to celebrate its 75th year.
Source: Petersen Automotive Museum