So you’re heading to Melbourne, and you’re a classic car enthusiast? Well, good news! Melbourne is full of vibrant, entertaining, and awe-inspiring classic car destinations.
From museums to auctions, private driving tours, and family-owned garages, we take a look at the top six classic car destinations to visit while you’re on holiday:
Shannon’s Autumn Classic Car Auction
Get a taste of life in the fast lane. Shannon’s 2016 classic car auction is on from the 30th of April until the 2nd of May in the nearby suburb of Cheltenham (see map). With fantastic signed prints, collectable car models, vintage number plates, motoring books, and awesome classic cars up for auction, you’re sure to be begging your family for a holiday loan!
Fox Classic Car Collection
With more than 50 prestige vehicles on display, the Fox Classic Car Collection is located in Melbourne’s new Dockland precinct in the historic Queen’s Warehouse (see map). Wander through rows upon rows of luxurious vehicles and marvel at some of the world’s fastest high-performance cars from brands like Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz.
Dutton Garage is an iconic luxury showroom set in the heart of Melbourne’s trendy Richmond suburb (see map). First established in 1911 and managed by a team of racing enthusiasts, Dutton has a legacy in the automotive industry that just can’t be matched. With rare and exotic vehicles collected from all over the globe, this is a sightseeing stop you won’t want to miss!
Geelong Museum of Motoring
After you’re all shopped out and tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, why not take a leisurely drive down the Victorian coastline to see the Geelong Museum of Motoring. Located just an hour away from the CBD (see map), the museum is home to an impressive collection of classic cars that will excite every member of your family.
Triple R Luxury Car Hire
For those who are a little more adventurous and keen to spend a memorable day out in the Victorian countryside, Triple R offer privately chauffeured classic car tours. From Yarra Valley wine tours to the ultimate scenic drive in the Dandenong Ranges, what better way to see the sights of Victoria than in a classic luxury car. You can even arrange to be picked up from your hotel lobby!
Morris Minor Garage
Decked out in 1920s deco design, advertising memorabilia, and dealer signs from a bygone era, Morris Minor Garage is the ideal place to spend a couple of hours just admiring the scenery. Located one and a half hours away from the CBD, the garage is close by to many other popular tourist attractions and has a cafe on-site where you can rest your weary heads.
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