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Membership has its Privileges
Don Murray's Private Collection

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Published on Thu, Nov 23, 2017

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Photos and story by Ken Chiu

They say membership has its privileges.  In this case, the select few who are “Checkered Flag” members of the Petersen Automotive Museum were treated to a private tour of Don Murray’s fabulous collection.

Tucked away in an industrial office park in Irvine, CA the collection boasted over 50 cars; a few standouts were the 1956 250 GT Speciale, 1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder and a yellow 1968 Iso Grifo 7 liter.

After leaving a collection such as this, you wonder how many more private collections are tucked away and what treasures they hold?  Fortunately, collectors such as Don Murray and the Petersen help keep these fine machines on the road and open for limited public viewings. Visit the Petersen's website for more information about Checkered Flag membership. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/lacarcom" target="_blank"><img title="becomeafan200" src="http://www.lacar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/becomeafan200.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></a>

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