The king of bling: Liberace’s cars debut at the Hollywood Cars Museum

Obsessed with cars? Me too. Few things get people all hot and bothered the way big headlights and a nice rear end do…OK maybe a couple other things, but you get the point. The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts has opened a new exhibit at the Hollywood Cars Museum. Four of Liberace’s exquisite and over-the-top cars are now parked among the other showstoppers, including his 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine, the crystal-encrusted Roadster (yes, you read that correctly), his London Taxi and his beloved 1956 Rolls Royce Convertible.

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Liberace and his 1954 Bicentennial Rolls Royce. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas News Bureau archives.

The Vegas icon was known for his lavish taste and probably could’ve been the pioneer behind “Pimp My Ride” if he wouldn’t have died 20 years before the show aired on MTV. You may have heard about his crystal piano but a crystal Roadster? Nobody can touch the original king of bling. And let’s get something else straight, this will probably be as close to a Rolls Royce as many of us will ever get (let alone two), so take advantage of it while you can.

His cars will be in good company at the Hollywood Cars Museum, home to the most underrated supporting characters of all time. The museum is 30,000 square feet of the world’s most famous movie cars — cars that have graced the silver screen and are just as recognizable as the Hollywood heavyweights that drove them. The DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” Herbie the Love Bug, five James Bond cars including the Lotus Esprit submarine car from the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” are all on display.

There’s even a collection of TV show favorites like the coffin dragster from “The Munsters,” General Lee from the “Dukes of Hazzard,” and KITT from “Knight Rider.” The new exhibit inside the museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be seen with the price of admission. Tickets are $15 for adults, kids 15 and under are free with the purchase of adult admission.

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