Pine Harbor Motorsport Museum site up for sale

The land and buildings housing the Pine Harbor Motorsport Museum in the East Auckland suburb of Beachlands has been placed on the market for sale.

The impressive collection is owned by motor racing enthusiast Allan Drinkrow whose companies developed much of the commercial and residential property sites in and around Pine Harbour Marina. Drinkrow leases the museum building in which the automotive memorabilia is showcased.

The museum’s 1991 Ford Sierra Cosworth.

The museum, which is open for viewings by appointment only, houses a number of classics and historical pieces, including; A 1928 Auburn Speedster, a 1977 Yamaha 750CC motorcycle which won the 1977 Isle of Man TT ridden by Joey Dunlop, a 1959 Cooper Climax T51 driven by motoring legends Sir Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren and a 1964 JAP Speedway bike ridden by Ivan Mauger.

The 640 square metre building at 40 Ninth View Avenue sits on 1,416 square metres of land zoned for residential terrace housing and apartment buildings under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Joey Dunlop’s 1977 Seeley Speedster, housed at the museum.

“While the Pine Harbor Motorsport Museum is a modern and well-constructed purpose-built building which is only five years old, the real value of this site lies in its reconfiguration potential as a terraced unit residential site,” estate agent Nick Bayley said.

The land and buildings are being marketed for sale at auction on October 25 through Bayleys Manukau.

The museum’s 1959 Indy 500 roadster.

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