Richard Rawlings Discovers Some of the Coolest Vehicles at the Petersen Museum

Richard Rawlings is certainly living the dream when it comes to being an automotive enthusiast. Whether he is building one of the most impressive car collections and then selling it over $1,000,000, or getting to travel the world to drive his favorite cars, there’s not many other professions that can top his as a dream job.

In the latest episode on the Gas Monkey Garage YouTube channel, Richard and crew head to the Petersen Musuem in Los Angeles, California to check out some of the sickest classic cars we’ve ever seen.

Richard Heads To The Vault

After meeting up with the winners of the Gas Monkey Garage contest, they head into “The Vault” at the Petersen Museum. The video then shows a brief montage highlighting classic cars from nearly ever era. A few notable gems include a 3 Nascar racers, several 1950s Hot Rods, and a Vector W8 supercar.

Richard introduces us to Daniel, who will be giving the private tour of the vault. Starting off the collection are several cars from the early 1900s. Richard notes that the 1915 Mercer with no roof or windshield would have been “one helluva ride”.

Richard walks by Magnus Walker’s 277 Porsche 911 Outlaw and gives the popular car personality credit for what he’s doing for car culture. Daniel opens a secret door to Magnus’ private collection, which totally shocks Richard.

The Golden DeLorean

Gold DeLorean At Peterson Automotive Museum

After drooling over several classic and modern Ferraris, Richard gets to see what is arguably one of the coolest cars in the Collection: A Gold DeLorean. Apparently, American Express used this special DeLorean for a promo. If you purchased the American Express Gold Card in 1987, you could also order a Gold DeLorean

1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose”

1964 Chevrolet Impala Gypsy Rose at Petersen Automotive Museum

The tour continues with Richard looking like a kid in a candy store. He states “I could literally go broke in here”.

Moving on, he stops to look at several classic lowriders. He says he is really starting to get into real lowriders from back in the day with pedigre. Daniel interjects that the one he is looking at is probably “the most famous lowrider in the world”.

This is a 1964 Chevrolet Impala called “Gypsy Rose” and has also a historic vehicle by Hagarty. This father and son project has an incredible paint job, with several roses painted on the car. The car was also in the 1970s Television Series, Chico and the Man.

It is obvious with Richard’s excitement throughout the video that he is really in his element here. After going through the Andy Warhol Mercedes-Benz exhibition, Richard ends the video by saying “now we’re going to get loaded at the hotel!”

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