Palmer Motorama is the Sunshine Coast’s newest tourist attraction, housing 100 vehicles from Clive Palmer’s personal multi-million dollar collection.
“We have been able to track many of the vehicles’ history back to previous and original owners and have also been able to map out their previous journeys and homes as well as some interesting stories from their past,” says Higgins. “We have one particular vehicle, a Bugatti Type 57 from the 1930’s, that has had several different owners and has travelled all over the world. Starting off in the Netherlands, this Type 57 spent some time in Mexico and then went on to travel all over Europe. We actually have a photo of the son of the original owner, who still lives in the Netherlands, with the car as a young boy.”
The museum opened on Saturday November 30 to resort guests and the public and gives car enthusiasts the opportunity to view some of the rarest motorcars in existence. Some are more modern examples of luxury and elegance, however.
“One example is the arctic white 1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph that was purchased specifically for display at Palmer Motorama,” says Higgins. “This stunning ‘Roller’ is a prime example of turn-of-the-century luxury that is not only fit for royalty, this particular ‘Roller’s first owner was a member of the Royal Family of Dubai and was ordered from new with a range of add-ons like a large sunroof, a rear seat entertainment system, chrome wheels and more.
“Starting at $USD220,000 the Silver Seraph was one of the most expensive cars of its day and only 1,570 were produced before Rolls Royce introduced the Phantom. This is just one of the 11 Rolls Royces on display at Palmer Motorama.”
So if you’re a lover of classic cars head up to the Sunshine Coast and check out this incredible exhibit!
What’s your favourite classic car? Keen to see what Clive Palmer’s got on display? Let us know!