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  1. MANDALAY

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    Just wanted to reach out to anyone here from Melbourne that knows of a private collection of cars ( ones I have never ever seen ) along with notable Ferraris, Alfa's , Lotus's ( Racing ) in a big multi level red brick building in Surrey Hills ?
     
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    Planning on doing a "Gone in 60 seconds"? :D
     
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    Olio, good luck with the Lotus in 60 sec.


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    Ha , No. Just asking if anyone knows about it ? Ive seen and i can tell you it would blow your mind to see what is in there.

    Im talking Bradhams F1 , Lotus F1 ,old 1965 ? Model T , new Ferrari's **** even an Alfa convertible with Mechanical relay Fuel injection.

    There are so many rare cars.

    I was lead to believe if was owned by someone lets say they made 3 movies
     
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    Sounds like another sad existence for automobile(s). :(
     
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    #7 Arvin Grajau, Feb 3, 2021
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    .... there is in Melbourne Jacks 1966 Formula 1 Repco Brabham .

    There was a Brabham Cosworth F1 in the Dizane collection ,which I think is the collection you are referring too.Also an early Indy 500 Brabham period 64/5.
    My Formula B Brabham is in that collection, the late owner was called "Mr Brabham" rather silly as he was at the time a Johnny come lately when he got involved in Historic Brabham's.

    But no other Formula one Brabham's in Melbourne , a BT26/1 Cosworth in South Aust.

    Ian might know of more F1 cars in Australia .
     
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    When I got the tour I was lead to believe the collection wasnt KNOWN to put it mildly :oops: Belonged to someone you wouldn't want to deal with if you get my drift.
     
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    Then not the same collection as the one I have mentioned is well known and cared for by well known retired race mechanic and over the years the cars have been raced ,

    Formula one Brabham's were built 2 or 3 cars p/a, it's not hard to work out where they all are,via a FAB web site www.oldracingcars.com
     
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    Yes very similar. And the Lotus's also looked the same. There were also many engines on the tables opened up. I was told it wasnt know that the car was there. Somehow it went from USA to here.

    But there was also so many cars that i have never seen. Especially the 2 pristine , virtually new Model T .

    But the Alfa convertible was a prize winner. Seeing a bank of over 50 relays for the fuel injection was amazing. Little did i know that alfa had fuel injection before Bosch
     
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    I should point out that over the levels there were over 200 cars in there. Dont know if they are still there because the guy who let me in no longer works in there . He was responsible to dust the cars 6 days a week and start many of them
     
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    That Brabham-Cosworth is BT42/1R never raced , i suspect its a built up car ?
     
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    Lotii.....one for the pedant sorry.
     
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    I was building a SC Toyota engine across the road at Beninca motors for over a year. Every Saturday i would go there for about 9 hrs working and machining parts.

    About 3.00 pm every Saturday this old guy would walk over and say hello to all the crew. After several months i asked who is he ? To that they always responded ask him. Well i did and he always said i cant tell you. Well a year passed and one day he asked if i wanted to see what he did . Hell yeh but told me to leave my phone at the shop.

    When i went in it was like a big museum of cars. Boy what a collection. I stayed for hrs and we left. He showed me because it was his last day he was sacked :(

    Easy 50 million plus in there
     
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    Are OK I know the building ,I'll do a drive-by .
     
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    are ok,I need a camera.
     
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    The guy who collected the Brabham's and others ..sad.

    He was about to retire had a shipping container business and without thinking got side-swiped by a moving good train,he died not long after of cancer.

    One of my best friends who I raced against who has also passed on ,lived in the same street as Nereo. and introduced him to Brabham's.

    The collection is still held by his wife ,the Indy Brabham is an interesting unit .
     
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    So you are saying the cars are all still there ?
     
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    Aren't drive-bys in Melbourne frowned upon these days ?
     
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    Regardless wont see anything unless you have a key for the doors or a cherry picker to use to look into the windows.
     
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    No idea .Except his wife kept the collection together after his passing .
     
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    She looking for a new husband ? :)
     
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