Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Palmer's Garage Band

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Palmer's Garage Band

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WHO says money can't buy happiness?

For we car lovers, having an oversized garage full of our favourite four-wheeled toys would bring contentment on the grandest scale.

And so it is for businessman and new MP Clive Palmer, who has indulged his love of cars by amassing a huge collection now on display at Palmer Coolum Resort in his Motorama.

The museum opened to the public last weekend and features an eclectic mix of mainly antique and vintage cars, most in excellent restored condition, plus a small number of classic and modern machines.

There are set sections for Mr Palmer's 11 Rolls-Royces, his vintage open top tourers and early 20th century antique models, but on entering the building you are dazzled by the show stoppers.

A couple of modern Ferraris; two Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGs; a pair of valuable and rare Bugattis and a universally loved classic Ford Mustang convertible.

The 90 cars are housed in a purpose-built 80m by 25m building, while there's a workshop on site to help restore and maintain the large collection. …

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