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Coolum Showroom - QLD

The SHRF Coolum Showroom
Coolum, Queensland 

 - click HERE to email the Curator

The Coolum Showroom is open
for $10 admission fee every first Saturday of the month, 7am -10 am
in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Cars & Coffee,
centred upon the German Bakehouse next door. Also 
the first Monday of the month from 9am-1pm.  Other times for groups by appointment.

Coolum Showroom
Second vice-regal Rolls-Royce Phantom V housed in Queensland at Coolum Showroom. In 2017, the SHRF was donated a second vice-regal 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V chassis number 5VF155, again bearing its original registration number

ZSF 570. The photography of this beautiful car has been provided by Brian Carson, taken at the 61st Rally of the Rolls Royce Owners’ Club in May 2019 at Jimbour Homestead.

The Coolum Showroom of the Foundation was officially opened on 17 November 2018 by Federal MP Ted O’Brien. It contains 620 square metres of air-conditioned displays including 9 notable Rolls-Royce engines (including a 1945 Merlin aero engine), 340 model cars, archives, books and 7 very special Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars.

Right next door is Carroll's Transport Depot which displays another 25 vintage and collectable motor cars, all in fine condition with details on display.

These collections are open to the public on the first Saturday of each month, 7am to 10am, in conjunction with “Sunshine Coast Cars 'n Coffee” plus other times, by appointment, for car clubs and other special interest groups.

Listen to Frank Carroll's interview with the ABC Sunshine Coast station on 4th December, 2021.

Or watch a tour of the Coolum Showroom through the
young eyes of Rowan Scott..... click here.

And - a wonderful write up on the Coolum Showroom
in the Noosa Beach Classic Car Club.,,,, click here.

R-R Phantom V (5VF155) takes part in the inaugural
Noosa Concours d' Elegance July 2023.... click here.

On loan from from the Shea family (Sunshine Coast
locals), who kindly allow the SHRF Coolum Showroom
to display the service records and uniform, along with
photos of Len Shea, who was a Navigator with RAAF.
While seconded to Bomber Command during World War II
(pictures to the right). He survived 28 bombing missions
over Europe in Lancaster's. After the war, he was a
school teacher and later School principal at Pomona,
30 minutes drive from Coolum, until he retired.

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