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Inside the Petersen Automotive Museum’s 'vault'

Hidden away in the basement of the Petersen Automotive Museum, in a room they call “the vault,” are about 150 cars that aren’t on regular display.

Hidden away in the basement of the Petersen Automotive Museum, in a room they call “the vault,” are about 150 cars that aren’t on regular display.

They include Saddam Hussein’s limo, a popemobile, 3 original Muntzs and Greased Lightening, among many, many others.

A select few get tours and Larry Mantle recently ventured down there to see the many famous cars that are housed there, as well as the Petersen’s current exhibits dedicated to the cars owned by Steve McQueen and The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes.

Guests:

Terry Karges, Executive Director, Petersen Automotive Museum

Leslie Kendall, curator, Petersen Automotive Museum

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