Every dark Los Angeles cloud has a spectacular silver lining

Silver Arrow, Silver Spur, Silver Bullet – just what is it about the colour silver that is so synonymous with performance, prestige and luxury? A new exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum explores just that, with a sensational array of silver sporting classics…

Silver shade, gold standard

The second iteration of the popular exhibition ‘Precious Metal’ at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles comprises a mouth-watering selection of more sporting silver classics, from the legendary Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner to the McLaren F1. While some might deem the shade bland, we happen to think it accentuates a car’s shape. And what better way to demonstrate this than to assemble some of the most staggeringly beautiful cars ever created...

Photos: The Petersen Automotive Museum

You can find more information about ‘Precious Metal II’ – taking place at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles – at the museum’s official website