Car Restoration

The Collection has been in the forefront of car restoration for many years under the stewardship of Brian Tanti, who is one of the most respected auto restorers in the country.

Its important that preservation of social history, in a sense, through motor cars, is something that we take quite seriously. Because cars seem to have some sort of indelible link with the human psyche.

OPENING TIMES

Tuesdays          10am – 2pm

Wednesdays     10am – 2pm
Saturdays          10am – 1pm

Special Opening:

Monday 27 March    10am – 2pm

Closed:

Event Closure: Wednesday 12th April

Easter Saturday: 15 April 2017

ANZAC Day:
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Melbourne Cup: 
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Openings commence:

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Last open day:

Wednesday 30 November 2016

ADMISSION FEES

Mercedes Benz 300SL build

Entry Fees:

$12 adult

$10 concession

$5 children 12 years and under

Entry fees support charities

Please note cost for children
during school visits is $10

No charge for preschool children

 

Free parking available on site for

duration of your visit.

Guided group tours of 20+ people by appointment only, please contact us

on 03 9620 4086.

 

My favourite car in the collection would have to be the 300 SL Roadster. It was a landmark car for its time, it was beautifully engineered, has high-quality, almost jewel-like quality about both the engineering and the aesthetics of the car. The interior has that Art Deco feature about it, with the large, nautical-sized steering wheel. But the most impressive thing about a 300 SL is its history and heritage and its race heritage.

 

In its day, when you drove a 300 SL off the showroom floor, you were buying a car that was faster than some of the cars competing at Le Mans. That's impressive! I'm a big fan of the 356 Speedster, again, because of its execution of design. And it was built at a time when the Porsche family didn't have a lot of money to invest in sports car development. They were building cars with basically VW components. They were very pretty, very beautiful. I've heard the 356 Speedster being described as a bathtub in some respects. But it is quite a pretty teardrop, sort of unique sort of style about it. And the execution of design is very simple but very effective. And it looks great now and will look good in another 50 years. It's just a splendid car.

 

Brian Tanti

Watch a video of the fabrication of a 1956 Mercedes 300SL Roadster doorskin below.

See more of Brian Tanti's videos on YouTube

Watch our new promo for briantantisworkshop.com - the first car story will go to air soon!

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Fox Classic Car Collection

749-755 Collins Street

DOCKLANDS   3008

PH:  03 9620 4086