Charlie McCarron’s collection start date is disputed, but one thing is certain: the man has a Holden enthusiast’s dream garage.
The now 84-year-old McCarron began his collection following a trip to Detroit, Michigan where he was left amazed at the Henry Ford Museum. But, rather than Model Ts, he opted for Holdens.
Hemmings highlighted the collection before the classic Holden sheetmetal heads to auction later this month, which includes Holden muscle cars, early production vehicles and a few Ford Falcons for good measure.
Many of the collection vehicles are various four-door sedans, but a Torana GTR XU-1 and an HK Monaro GTS are a part of the incredible showcase of vehicles.
The prized possession, though? An FX 48-215, documented as the 46th built by Holden. It remains unrestored minus a repaint in its original black color. It is one of six surviving to this day.
McCarron never thought he’d see the day to sell off his prized possessions, but he stated at his age, it was time to pull the plug.
54 cars will head to auction through Burns and Co. between September 30 and October 2 with an estimated total value of $1.5 million.