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Old 26th August 2014, 12:10   #1
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Default The Lindsay Fox Collection, Melbourne

Hi Folks,

I travel to Melbourne lately for work and have liked the place but staying in the CBD (Central Business District) has its pros and cons. Access to a variety of cuisines and being close to the office are great. Missing out on the famous Aussie outdoors is probably the worst part.

So what do you do when you are in the City and fond of cars? You go look up, what is probably the best car collection in Australia, the Lindsay Fox Collection!

Its open thrice a week and proceeds go to a charity. Nice place though I feel the lighting of it wasn't conducive to phone cameras as you'll see later when you curse me for the bad pics

The museum can be broken up largely into halls which house 1) Mercedes Benz 2) Sports cars: Ferrari and Jaguar 3) RR, Bentley and Jaguar 4) Porsche and 5) MG

Will try to post pics organized in that format.

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Default The Mercedes Collection

The Mercedes Collection:

The lineup:

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The Gullwing 300SL

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Default The Piece-de-Resistance

The Piece-de-Resistance

The 540K displayed here is a Pebbles Beach Class Winner (1989). Enough said.

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Since Selfies are the done thing and also serve as proof of me actually having been there!
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Default The Faster Mercs!

The Faster Mercs

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The Twin-Engined AMG

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Default Ferraris & Jaguars!

After the beauties from Mercedes Benz, somehow the Ferraris and Jaguars weren't too exciting. More so the Jaguars. Their looks aren't aging well and definitely not timeless,so to speak. At the cost of offending a few, this section was a downer of sorts after the 300SL and the 540K

The Ferraris...

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And the Jags...

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This was the Ground floor. More beauties awaited on the first floor. Stay tuned.

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Default The Porsche 4wd Prototype

Being an offroad enthusiast, there's only so much interest other cars can hold so what awaited me next was not quite something I expected!

The Porsche 4wd Prototype
As the placard says, it completed the Paris Dakar but not as a competitor!

Some interesting trivia about this vehicle here


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Default Jaguar

This part of the museum wasn't conducive to the phone camera so the pics may not be great. Apologies!

Jaguar

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Default The Rolls Royce Collection

Rolls Royce

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One-of-a-kind Pina Farina prototype for Rolls!

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The Midget Triplets!

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Default One-off Vehicles

There were also a few vehicles that were celebrity-owned/rare vehicles.

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By the time I was done, it was closing time for the museum. As I walked out of the museum, the old man (manager) at the museum drove out in this

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This completes my pictorial visit to the Lindsey Fox Car Collection. I went in with pretty much zero idea of what was in store and came back happy. It's not very often that a work trip abroad can get that smile on your face

I may not have much info about the cars here but there are many on this forum who can deep-dive into these cars!

Over to you Harit, Karlo et al!

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