There are cars, and then there are cars. Thanks to an invitation from our friends at Tudor Watch Company, we got the rare chance to see the private collection of a true connoisseur. Bruce Meyer has been collecting cars since 1964. He’s the type of car lover that doesn’t just look for nice examples of some absolute classics, but rather one who looks to own important cars – cars that placed at LeMans, that belonged to Hollywood legends, that mean something.
Meyer’s collection resides in several places all over California, including his Los Angeles home, as well as within the Peterson Automotive Museum, which he helped form. But, the collection we got to see, and the one you’ll see here, sits inside a hidden garage that remains unmarked and absolutely hidden within the streets of Beverly Hills. You will not find its address anywhere, but it is just a few yards off of the entrance of Rodeo Drive. Here is a quick look at what you’ll find inside Bruce Meyer’s personal garage.
Believe me, you’ll be impressed, but that’s only if you consider the very first production Shelby Cobra impressive. Or the 1979 Kremer Porsche 935 that placed first at LeMans. Or the 1957 Testa Rossa California Ferrari dealer Charles Von Neumann had upgraded from a 2.5L to a 3.0L engine with the blessing of Enzo, that would go on to be one of the most successful privately held race cars in the world, and eventually end up in the collection of Moroccan drug lord Charles Zwolsman, Sr., before Meyer purchased it out of a government auction after a decades-long search. Or Briggs Cunningham’s 1960s LeMans Corvette. Or the 1961 250 GT SWB that won Monza, LeMans, and came in second at Spa. Yeah, he’s got some stuff.—