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Auction planned for iconic Holden museum following closure

If you have ever hankered after a piece of Holden history, a historic auction may be the consolation prize for car enthusiasts following the closure of the iconic Holden museum.

The Burns and Co auction house in Bayswater, Melbourne has announced it will undertake the auction of some content from the famous National Holden Motor Museum in Echuca following the shock announcement of its closure last week.

“BURNS & Co are delighted and in fact privileged to be appointed the Auctioneers for the iconic National Holden Motor Museum,” it said in a statement.

“The Museum is well known and extremely well respected amongst motoring enthusiasts across the country being established back in 1993. It has been the home of some of Holdens most iconic cars and has been an enormous attraction for the community of Echuca.”

The Auction is planned in Echuca for Saturday 18th May 2024 and will consist of cars, motorcycles, signage, genuine GMH fittings, workshop and signage, prototypes, shop stock, display cabinets, model cars and more.

However, the auction house did caution many of the vehicles at the museum were on loan and would not form part of the auction

Cataloguing will commence from mid-April and be available online late April. Inspection day will be Friday 17th May 24.

For those looking to visit the museum, there is still time before its scheduled closure on April 14, 2024.

Proprietors Tony and Mark Galea have said there has been a significant personal toll in running the venue, which has been open every day in Echuca since 1993. They began the project in 1984.

The museum was offered for sale as a going concern, but no buyers were found.

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For more information on the auction go to Burns and Co

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