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Lindsay Fox has a collection of cars that anyone would envy

Australian businessman and car-loving philanthropist Lindsay Fox has a collection of cars that have to be seen to be believed. Over 50 cars, acquired and maintained over a 30 year period, are now on display in a car museum in the CBD in Melbourne, Australia.

The sheer number and variety of cars in the Fox collection add to its overall appeal. Every visitor, whether car enthusiast, collector or simply curious, will find something interesting here. Picking a handful of individual cars from this amazing portrayal of automotive history was not an easy task, but we did our best to narrow them down to a few favorites.

Let’s take a closer look at Linday Fox’s range of vehicles.

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing

Mercedes Benz 300SL GullwingVia: Benjamin B / Shutterstock.com

The Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing was the most advanced and sought-after super sports car of the 1950s and shaped the resurgence of the German automotive industry and automotive culture after the war following the tragedies and conflicts of the last decade.

The 300SL will be regarded as one of the most important, memorable and ten years defining cars of the 1950s. Although the 240 hp engine was considered significantly powerful at the time, the main attraction of the 300SL Coupé was his Double doors. When first released, silver (as shown in the picture) was the standard color that the Gullwing 300SL was made in, with all other colors costing extra as a premium option.

There was also a roadster version of the 300SL, but without gullwing doors. The roadster sold at a higher price than the coupe, but in our professional opinion the gullwing can’t be beat in terms of wow factor. Another iconic car in this incredible collection and one of our standout favorites.

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Lindsay Fox owns a Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40Source: Auto-Data Wiki Automotive Catalog

One of the most iconic Ferraris of all time, if not the most iconic. The F40 is an instantly recognizable classic and rightly takes its place as one of the headline cars in Lindsay Fox’s collection.

First introduced in 1987, the F40 was a huge leap in design and style over its predecessor, the 288 GTO. , With production stop in 1992 (it was then succeeded in by the F50). Finding one these days is nothing short of a challenge, and if you do, Be ready to part with some serious money.

The F40 was the last model personally approved for design by Enzo Ferrari. For this reason alone, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Ferrari enthusiasts. Even by today’s standards, the F40 is a very fast car. With a 471 hp V8 with two turbochargersThe F40 offers 0 to 60 km / h speed in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 201.3 km / h and torque of 426 lb / ft.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the F40 is its miraculously quick design. When you consider that it takes most new car models years to go from design to driving on a test track, the fact that the F40 was designed, tested and built in just thirteen months is nothing short of astonishing.

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The Jaguar XJ220 is also included in the Lindsay Fox collection

Jaguar XJ220Via: dimcars / Shutterstock.com

The Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest production car in the world from 1992 to 1993. This was a statement made by Jaguar to the rest of the automotive world at the time. “We can also build supercars and make them as fast as yours, if not faster.”

The numbers at the time were emphatic. In the standard configuration, the XJ220 reached a top speed of 300 km / h with a rev limiter set to rev for the publicly released production model. However, when that limiter was removed, the XJ220 reached 217.1 mph, which was counted by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production car in the world. This created a rivalry between the XJ220 and the McLaren F1.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the XJ220 is the drastic change in engine design from concept car to production model. The original concept included a V12 engine, but for emissions reasons the production model featured a V6 with two turbochargers.

While there’s no denying that the XJ220 was built for speed and the goal was performance, it’s impressive that it has nonetheless managed to maintain a premium aesthetic with its design.

The aggressive aerodynamics and streamlined design of the body give the XJ220 a sleek silhouette and the feeling of moving at high speeds, even when the car is stationary.

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Mercedes Benz W168 A38 AMG – twin engine

Mercedes A38 front viewThe extremely rare A38 AMG prototype houses two engines, one at the front and one at the rear. Source: Reddit

The Mercedes Benz A38 AMG Dual Engine Prototype is a real contender to be the most unique and quirky car in the Fox collection. Yes, that’s right: dual engine. This unorthodox design houses a front engine as well as a rear engine, the latter being turned on and off with the push of a button. You know if you need it.

However, the default setting of the vehicle is that only the front engine runs. Each of the two engines delivers 125 hp and 133 lb / ft of torque, which gives 250 hp and 265 lb / ft with the engine running.

With a speed of 5.7 seconds between 0 and 60 mph, it definitely can’t compete with some of the other cars in this collection, but it’s not a problem with both engines working.

With just four of these models, it should definitely be one of the rarest cars in Lindsay Fox’s collection.

Mercedes A38 AMG rear engineThe secondary rear engine in the Mercedes A38 AMG prototype. Source: Reddit

While it is not a “complete” collection and in no way includes everything, the sheer amount of automotive prestige on display is mind-boggling. Few people have had the joy of owning such a prestigious group of cars and of course Lindsay Fox did quite well.

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Aristomenios Haralampopoulos
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Menios Haralampopoulos is a hard working writer, car enthusiast, athlete and entrepreneur currently living in Australia. At a young age, he began developing his automotive knowledge by consuming content on auto magazines, attending racing events, online media, and recreation from car racing simulators.

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