Last week we featured a look inside the Petersen Automotive Museum Vault and some truly stunning automobiles. Once again we go deep inside The Vault with Car & Driver contributing editor Csaba Csere in the second of a two part series to show you some of the most important cars in automotive history.
Check out the cars in this week’s video! 1939 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante owned by the Prince of Persia/Shah of Iran 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Custome owned by Clark Gable 1952 Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton owned by Dwight D. Eisenhower 1972 Ferrari Daytona from the movie “The Gumball Rally” 1982 Ferrari 308 driven by Tom Selleck in “Magnum P.I. 1953 Cadillac Series 62 owned by Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan 1966 Mongrel T driven by Elvis Presley and the Joker from the “Batman” TV series 1965 Ford Mustang driven by Frank and Nancy Sinatra 1956 Jaguar XK-SS owned by Steve McQueen 1978 Mercedes 600 Landaulet owned by Saddam Hussein 1960 Mercedes 300SL owned Robert Stack
At first, you laughed at your friend for driving their Eco-friendly machine around, but a recent comparison between your receipts from the gas pump left you astonished and amazed. Now you’re wondering how you can keep the luxuries of your current car, but trade in the poor fuel economy for that of a more Eco-friendly model.
Okay, it’s 2013 and we still don’t have the flying cars we were promised in the twentieth century. However, cars have improved by leaps and bounds in utility over the years and have become more than simple methods of transportation, especially here in the Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix area. With the amount of technology incorporated into the latest models, it’s no wonder prices continually rise.