End of the road for car museum
THE largest collection of classic cars in the Southern Hemisphere is going up for auction in April, with several expected to top the $1 million mark.
The owner of the classic car collection at the Gosford Museum has decided to sell up one of the best collections in the world, appointing Lloyds Classic Car Auctions as the exclusive worldwide auctioneer.
Interest in the auction is already strong, with keen bidding already commencing online, said Lloyds Chief Operations Officer Lee Hames.
The collection of over 200 cars, bikes and memorabilia located in an old Bunnings building is described by many as an immaculate collection that's in a class of its own.
It is expected multiple cars will achieve seven figures, with enthusiasts expecting the total collection will sell for in excess of $30 million.
"This impressive collection of classics is highly important to motoring enthusiasts and collectors and because there is such a wide range of cars from European, Australian and American classics we are expecting thousands of people to show up even more than the Brock Collection Auction we ran in October last year,” Mr Hames said.
Cars within the collection include an extensive range of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles such as European, Australian and American classic cars, featuring Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, Fords and Holdens.
Former Formula 1 World Champion Alan Jones has a great passion for European classics and is one of the museum's biggest fans.
"This collection is one to never be forgotten, it is extremely special and admired by many collectors and enthusiasts out there including myself and I for one am very excited to be a part of this collection's journey and passing on these cars to the next custodians,” he said.
The collection is now open for bidding online and will go up for auction in a simulcast live and online event on the weekend of April 6 and 7 at the Gosford Classic Car Museum.
Further details can be found at www.lloydsauctions.com.au.