ew Zealand entrants will be among Australasia’s homage to everything exotic and historic in the automotive arena at this year’s Motorclassica, which will once again be held in the traditional setting of Melbourne’s prestigious Royal Exhibition Building from October 21 to 23, 2016.
“New Zealand is home to a large number of significant, rare, valuable, and historically interesting cars we’d love to see at Motorclassica, so we’d view additional interest very favourably,” Motorclassica event director Paul Mathers admitted.
The popularity of this premier event is evident by the record number of entries, including the very best cars and motorcycles from the region, submitted for consideration to be displayed at the seventh staging of Motorclassica.
A few of the many attractions include an actual prototype Bristol 401 coupé with a Touring body; an ultra-rare Monteverdi 375; and, seldom seen outside Italy, a Vespa 400 microcar.
There will also be a rare opportunity to view an impressive line-up of 17 classic Rolls-royce motor cars — the earliest, a 1913 Silver Ghost London-to-edinburgh Continental, and the most recent, a 1927 Corniche convertible — as well as two other Silver Ghosts, a 1923 40/50 formerly owned by Archbishop Mannix, one of the most influential public figures in 20th-century Australia, and