By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Legendary Philadelphia car collector Dr. Frederick Simeone has passed away. Over a period of 50-years, the retired neurosurgeon accumulated one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars.

Dr. Simeone was the director of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

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In 2019, Eyewitness News anchor Jessica Kartalija featured Dr. Simeone in her A Chat With series.

He told Jessica the collection happened largely by luck,  and a certain amount of passion.

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CBS3 sports reporter Pat Gallen reported on Dr. Simeone’s museum celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2018.

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Dr. Simeone was 86-years-old.