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
Set to sell for less than half the price of the least expensive car in America, the 3-wheeled Elio is aiming to shake up the automotive industry. It isn’t electric but uses a small gasoline-powered system. However, due it’s small, light, and aerodynamic design, it’s economical prowess is vast. The Elio features a 1+1, 2-seat design. It utilizes a 70-hp, 1-liter, 3-cylinder front-mounted engine.