Named “America’s best automotive museum” by International Historic Motoring Awards, the Petersen continues to have high aspirations with intent to exceed all expectations. Our exceptional curatorial team works tirelessly to procure a collection that is unique and relevant in artistry, industry, and history to fill the museum and our newly renovated 60,000 square foot Vault, presented by Hagerty® with vehicles that ignite passions and imaginations. Our extensive collection is the foundation that shapes and informs our future programs and exhibits.

At the Petersen Museum, we are always thrilled and surprised by the variety of cars that are donated. Many of the cars that make their way into our facilities are of great historical importance, while some cars exemplify a level of craftsmanship that exposes the artistry of coachbuilding and tuning.


We appreciate all donation inquiries and are happy to help with your philanthropic wishes. 

  • For vehicle donations, please call (323) 964-6396.

  • For artifacts and automobilia donations, please call (323) 964-6379.

  • For all monetary donations, please call (323) 964-6353.