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As the country continues to emerge from pandemic-forced lockdowns and closures in general, it's also the perfect time for gearheads to begin enjoying themselves once again too. Mainstream auto shows are still not happening just yet, but the Petersen Automotive Museum is up and running with a stunning new exhibit aimed at dedicated Porsche fans. A new two-part exhibit is now open at the Los Angeles museum in partnership with Porsche-themed event organizer Luftgekuhlt.
The first is called Pfaffenhausen Speed Shop - The RUF Gallery. The name couldn't be more appropriate as the display features eight bespoke supercars and restomods from RUF, the German manufacturer that has been stripping down and building new from the ground-up Porsches for decades. The RUF CTR Yellowbird is one of its finest creations.
The second museum display, opening August 15, will focus on the Porsche 956 and 962 and their respective legacies. Buying a classic-bodied Porsche 911 is one thing, but owning a RUF-built 911 is an entirely different and unique experience, and Porsche fans are keenly aware of this. Plus, it's not every day one encounters a RUF creation, hence why these new displays are so special.
The first one, which opened this past Friday, includes a 1990 RUF CTR Yellowbird, 2012 CTR3 ClubSport, 2007 RUF Turbo R Cabriolet, 2016 Turbo R Ltd., 2016 Ultimate, 1994 RCT EVO narrow body and wide body, and a 2015 RT12R. Try not to drool.
"We are honored to be chosen for a dedicated exhibit at the Petersen," said RUF Automobile Owner Alois Ruf. "From our beginnings in a small shop in Pfaffenhausen, Germany to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, we have only sought to bring joy through cars. We are grateful to both Luftgekuhlt and the museum for helping us spread that joy."
Additional details regarding the second exhibit opening in August will be announced later this summer. For those who may not already know, RUF has twice achieved the title of building and successfully testing the world's fastest production car with the BTR and CTR. Fans of the Gran Turismo video game have been able to "race" these cars as well, but very rarely are so many iconic RUFs placed under one roof together.