The floors, walls, support columns of the buildings are all marble and mirrors and resemble a New York car showroom from the 1920s.
To add to the ambience, a self-playing grand piano tinkles away in the background playing songs from the 1920s and 1930s.
Apart of the Twenty Grand, there’s a bewildering array of European and American built automobiles from the 1920s through to the 1960s including Cadillac, Lincoln, Cord, Ruxton, Isotta-Fraschini, Delahaye, Minvera, Renault, Maybach, Bentley , Bugatti, Mercedes, Talbot and Rolls-Royce.
But J B did not only collect high end marques.
On the day we visited pride of place at the entrance was given over to a rare 1946 VW Beetle (one of the first 1000 made) and a 1948 Tucker.
J B and his wife also collected musical instruments from around the world, particularly pipe organs.
These are all housed on the top floor of the Museum.
As a special addition of our tour the Museum’s curator cranked up the main Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, the biggest in the world.
You ain’t lived till you’ve heard this baby belt out a few tunes.
David Burrell is the editor of www.retroautos.com.au