Not two cars you'd normally see next to each other. Apparently the Petersen takes donations, so when Fisker went tailpipe up, one owner donated his for the tax write-off. Smart. Too bad about the car, so beautiful.
Both of these cars were styling experiments. Clearly the one on the right became the RX-7. The one of the left ... not sure. But what I am sure of, is it's a massive lump of clay with wheels. Yep, it's not even metal.
From left to right: 1923 Ford "Candy Root Beer," 1925 Ford "Golden Star," 1926 Ford Model T by Lil John Buttera, 1932 Ford "Ray Brown Roadster," 1932 Chevrolet Roadster, 1932 Ford Phaeton (more on this one to come), 1929 Ford Niekamp Roadster, and the 1932 Ford "Orange Twist."
From right to left (basically, the reverse angle from a few slides ago): 1932 Ford "Orange Twist," 1929 Ford Niekamp Roadster, 1932 Ford Phaeton "Hot For Teacher," 1932 Chevrolet Roadster, 1932 Ford "Ray Brown Roadster," 1926 Ford Model T by Lil John Buttera.
Periodically the Petersen swaps out cars from the Vault, adds new cars, and otherwise updates their collection. On a recent revisit to check out the Porsche Effect exhibit, we took a spin around the Vault to see what's new.