Clive Palmer poised to open vintage car museum

18th Dec 2012 by Admin

Vintage Car

Mining billionaire and car lover Clive Palmer is building a museum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to display his impressive anthology of vintage vehicles.

The news comes after Palmer’s recent acquisition of $2.55 million worth of classic cars from Denmark’s Aalholm Automobile Museum. His purchases included a coveted 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and a rare 1931 Bugatti Type 40A Tourer.

The 17 vintage models Palmer snapped up at the sale add to his existing collection, which he says contains “some of the rarest and most sought-after vintage cars in the world.” That includes a vast Rolls Royce collection and several vehicles built in 1900. Palmer also owns the first Fiat sold in Australia.

Car lovers will no doubt flock to the new museum, which Palmer says will house up to 50 working cars at any one time. We wonder if he’ll let us take one out for a test drive...

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