The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will reopen on March 25 with a new exhibition designed to celebrate Pininfarina. Housed in the Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery, “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina” will convey the value and evolution of the Italian car designer and coachbuilder through the display of four key models representing its 90-year history.
The cars on display are the 1931 Cadillac Model452A Boattail Roadster, the first Pininfarina body mounted on a non-Italian chassis; a 1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made; a 1966 Dino Berlinetta 206 GT prototype, the first mid-engine Ferrari; and a 2019 Automobili Pininfarina ‘Battista’, which is an early styling model of the luxury hypercar. A 1967 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti”, the last vehicle bodied by Pininfarina for a private client, will replace the 1966 Dino Berlinetta 206 GT prototype in April 2021.
The exhibit will join many other Pininfarina-designed models currently on display at the museum. On the Otis Booth History Floor, vehicles on display include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Interim Berlinetta, a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa, a 1991 Ferrari F40 and a 2004 Ferrari Enzo. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina” will close on December 5, 2021.
By A&D|2021-03-24T17:19:08+01:0024 March 2021|NEWS|