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Call (323) 964-6331 to reserve your vault tour now

January 19, 2013
by Petersen

Originally scheduled to close January 6th, the Vault tours have been extended indefinitely. An additional ticket purchase of $25 is required and includes access to the Vault, as well as a guided tour by museum staff. To ensure a quality experience, tours will be intimate, no more than 20 people at a time. Vault tour guests must be over the age of 12. Tours are available at 11:00am and 3:00pm on weekdays, and at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm on weekends and holidays. Tours may be scheduled by calling 323.964.6331 or visiting the admissions desk.

Examples of vehicles currently located in the Vault include the spectacular one-of-one 1925/34 “Round Door” Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe, a Ferrari given to Henry Ford II by Enzo Ferrari, a rare Jaguar XKSS formerly owned by actor Steve McQueen, the Volkswagen Beetle driven by Lindsay Lohan in “Herbie Fully Loaded” and a 1939 Bugatti given to the Shah of Iran as a wedding present. A wide variety of hot rods, muscle cars, Hollywood vehicles, exotics, vehicles used by heads of state, motorcycles, and even a Popemobile are housed in the Vault. Tours will last over an hour and photography is not permitted.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institution.  The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California 90036.  Admission prices are $12 for general admission adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students with ID, $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members, active military with ID and children under five are admitted free. Vault tours are available for an additional $25, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $2.00 each additional 30 minutes. One hour validation with purchase of $10 or more in the Museum Store or Johnny Rockets located in the museum lobby.  Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum’s Web site at: