Anxious to see the new Ford v Ferrari film about The Ford GT’s road to Le Mans victory?
So am I. And thus the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum is getting into the spirit of the times and the film which opens in public theater release November 15. The Museum is proudly displaying a captivating collection of significant Fords, Shelbys, and Ferraris that tie in one way or another to the film — in fact two of these exact cars feature in the movie.
Understand that this is not a standalone exhibit, but only a highlighting of five compelling machines currently on display around the museum:
In advance of the blockbuster film starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the museum is giving fans an opportunity to learn about the five cars that are essential to the “Ford v Ferrari” story — including two cars owned by Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer that will appear in the film.
- The 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Barchetta was ordered by the Ford Motor Company in the name of Henry Ford II and is believed to have inspired a number of 1955 Thunderbird design cues. This car is on display in The Vault presented by Hagerty.
- The 1967 Ford GT40 Mark III is the road car version of the race car in the movie. This car is on display on the museum’s third floor.
- The 1962 Shelby Cobra is the first production Shelby Cobra. This car is currently on display in the “Winning Numbers” exhibit, a selection of the first, the fastest and the most famous road and race cars from the private collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer.
- The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC appeared in the actual film. This car is also on display in the “Winning Numbers” exhibit.
- The 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa also appeared in the actual film. This car is also on display in the “Winning Numbers” exhibit.
The cars are now on display until Thursday, November 14th but will return to the museum floor on Thursday, November 21st. So get there quickish.
The Petersen Automotive Museum