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September 24, 2013 Attraction No Comments Email Email

VINTAGE car lovers, history buffs and engineering enthusiasts will be thrilled with the news that construction of what will be one of Australia’s finest car museums, ‘Palmer Motorama’, is firing on all cylinders at Palmer Coolum Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The building’s framework will be completed today with the outer skin of the two thousand square metre pavilion-style construction expected to be in place by the middle of next week. Interior fit out of the building will follow before the historical exhibits are welcomed into their new home. Opening day is planned to be in November this year, ready for the busy summer season.

Palmer Motorama constructionPalmer Motorama is set to house over 100 venerable vehicles from Clive Palmer’s personal collection and will include a stunning selection of veteran, vintage and classic cars, each with their own special story to tell.

As well as being open to visitors and resort guests to enjoy a journey into a bygone era, Palmer Motorama will be available for hire as a unique and atmospheric cocktail reception venue. With both indoor and outdoor settings and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, Palmer Motorama will be ideal for presentations or product launches.

In January this year Palmer Motorama gave the public a four-week glimpse of what to expect from the new museum with around 50 cars on display at Palmer Coolum Resort. The trial run was a massive success with thousands of eager motoring enthusiasts racing through the doors. Guided tours from the museum’s curator added to the experience with visitors able to discuss the engineering background of each car with the experts.

Among the vehicles ready to take pride of place at Palmer Motorama are prized exhibits such as a 1937 Bugatti Type 57, a 1907 Fiat Brevetti Landaulet, a 1927 Chevrolet Tourer and the 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville which once belonged to Lord Louis Mountbatten.

1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

Recently purchased for the museum is a pristine 1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph, which was ordered new by a member of the Royal Family of Dubai. With a 5.4-litre, V12 engine, the luxurious Silver Seraph was the first Rolls Royce to be powered by twelve cylinders since the Phantom III.

General Manager of Palmer Coolum Resort, Bill Schoch, says Palmer Motorama is set to be a huge hit with resort guests as well as local and interstate visitors.

“The feedback we had during the trial run of a small version of the museum earlier in the year was just wonderful, so we are very confident that the full Palmer Motorama experience is going to be something very exciting for the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Schoch said.

“The cars are very special and cover many different eras. Palmer Motorama will be educational as well as inspiring and entertaining, making it a fantastic family day out. We can’t wait for it to open to the public,” he added.

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