For three exquisite days the doors of Motorclassica open at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, revealing some of the worlds most rare vehicles; in their most pristine condition. For a lucky few, this event may be about the Auctions, with many of its displays vehicles going under the hammer. But for many this is not only an event where enthusiasts can appreciate the manpower put into these fine ‘concours’ vehicles, but a lesson in automotive world history.
Join us for a brief photo tour showcasing a particular few from the hundreds of vehicles on display at: Motorclassica – The Australia International Concours d’Elegance & Classic Motor Show.
The floors of Motorclassica provided a great contrast to the quality of vehicle on display, the sporadic placement of vehicles kept the experience continually interesting.
One of the many immaculate Porsche 911’s on display throughout Motorclassica – a fine example pictured.
BMW’s M6 GT3 race car was on showcase in the BMW corner of Motorclassica, we’re looking forward to seeing Mark Skaife, Russel Ingall and Tony Longhurst hit the track in 2017 with sponsorship by Castrol and Vodafone.
An Immacuate BMW Isetta was on display, which is arguably the ‘cutest’ BMW that has ever been made. This particular example was in immaculate condition – originally this single cylinder weapon reaches 0-50km per hour in 30 seconds!
One particular vehicle on Auction – This Jaguar 1951 Xk120 was presented in ‘Barn Find’ condition and drew massive crowds who had eyes on a new project, this particular example estimated to sell at Auction for $78,000 to $90,000 AUD.
A few steps away from this barn find saw a fully restored E-Type restored from the team at www.jagetyperesto.com.au/ their display model was arguably perfectly restored to modern standards, and was attracting massive attention as the public studied the quality presented.
The two tiered exhibition building was a great way to obtain a top down perspective of the vehicles on display, a lot of prospective bidders taking advantage of the additional angles they could see their vehicle of interest.
The highlight of the Auction, a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III is set to sell at auction for roughly $500,000, and was drawing massive crowds with the truly interested viewing the vehicle at every possible angle
This Alfa Romeo Montreal presented in immaculate condition with many Alfa enthusiasts pausing to study this example, as well as the many other high quality models on display.
Motorclassica has brought another fantastic event to Melbourne for their 2016 classic car show, and we’re surely expecting 2017 will bring back the fine concours quality we continually see from this event.
Please view the gallery below for more imagery from Motorclassica.
Words and Photography by Ben Cadwallader – Cad Photography