More flat-six (and V-8) reasons to visit Porsches in the Petersen Vault

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Porsche Petersen vault lineup Brandan Gillogly

When The Porsche Effect exhibit opened at the Petersen Automotive Museum, we teased some of the Porsches in the Petersen’s care that stayed in the Vault. Since the February opening of that exhibit, the cars on display in the Vault have changed, as cars continue to rotate in and out of the exhibit.

If you don’t get your fill of air-cooled flat-six engines in the gallery upstairs, here are some of the notable race winners, prototypes, and rarities that you may be able to spot in the vault.

If you’re already visiting the Petersen Museum, an additional $20 gets you a 75-minute guided tour of the Vault and for $10 more you can have even more time, with a two-hour version of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Petersen website.

This 1969 911E, known as the “Brown Bomber,” was restored by Rob Dickinson in Los Angeles and became the genesis of the reimagined 911 models restored and modified by Singer.
Brandan Gillogly

This 1969 911E, known as the “Brown Bomber,” was restored by Rob Dickinson in Los Angeles and became the genesis of the reimagined 911 models restored and modified by Singer.

A 928 used in the filming of the 1983 Tom Cruise film Risky Business was in the Vault on several of our last few visits.
Brandan Gillogly

A 928 used in the filming of the 1983 Tom Cruise film Risky Business was in the Vault on several of our last few visits.

Built as an homage to Porsche’s success at Le Mans, this 997 GT3 RSR wears Flying Lizard livery and has been signed by many of the Porsche drivers who drove to victory in class at Le Mans.
Brandan Gillogly

Built as an homage to Porsche’s success at Le Mans, this 997 GT3 RSR wears Flying Lizard livery and has been signed by many of the Porsche drivers who drove to victory in class at Le Mans.

The 993 Carrera RS is one of the most beautiful iterations in the long history of the 911.
Brandan Gillogly

The 993 Carrera RS is one of the most beautiful iterations in the long history of the 911.

One of only 59 built, this 924 Carrera GTS is set apart by its unique headlights.
Brandan Gillogly

One of only 59 built, this 924 Carrera GTS is set apart by its unique headlights.

Another rare car, this 914-6 took fourth place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Brandan Gillogly

Another rare car, this 914-6 took fourth place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Porsche Petersen vault 911E
Brandan Gillogly

This outlaw 911 is right at home in the Vault among the many examples of hot rods.

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