$200 Million in Silver Automobiles Equals Pure Gold
It’s hard to know exactly the total value of the 10 silver-clad cars on display at the newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum’s Precious Metals exhibit. Some reports put the figure at around $120 million, others more like $200 million. Whatever the final tally, though, there’s no question these 10 sterling (literally) examples of automotive engineering make for a priceless viewing experience.
The ten models in the Rolex-sponsored collection – all silver – comprise a perfect storm of automobile dream machines: a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Arlington Torpedo Sedan by Rollston, Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck, a 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet Xenia by Saoutchik, a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia, a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM by Scaglietti, a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner driven by Juan-Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, a 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa by Scaglietti, a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette XP-87 Stingray Racer, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, aka the Bond Car from Goldfinger, and a 1995 McLaren F1.
If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see these silver stars in person out in Los Angeles. In the meantime, feast your eyes on some of these exotic autos in the gallery below.