Mining magnate MP Clive Palmer’s penchant for arriving in style is well known.
Chances are, if it drives, floats or flies – he probably owns one.
After he cruised up to the steps of Parliament House last month in a Rolls Royce, attempting to make a point about MP vehicle entitlements, we started wondering: what other ostentatious boys’ toys are in the Palmer garage?
Mr Palmer turns a few heads in this sporty little number. With a tip of the hat to one of the minerals that helped him accumulate his vast wealth, Clive lobbed up to a candidate debate in this silver Mercedes while on the campaign trail in 2013. Clive Palmer arrives at Parliament House in his Rolls Royce Phantom. He’s the leader of a political party, a mining magnate, property developer and resort developer. Now there’s another skill we can add to his impressive CV: grease monkey. Federal MP Clive Palmer with yet another Rolls Royce. Mr Palmer made a big splash when he announced plans to build a replica of the ill-fated Titanic, creatively titled "Titanic II", to operate as a cruise liner. Coming soon... We hope to see Celine Dion cracking the champagne bottle over the hull as soon as possible. Mr Palmer attracted criticism in 2009 when he purchased a 98-foot Horizon yacht (just 12 feet smaller than the one pictured) for his daughter Mary. Most boys try their hand at model planes at some point during their childhood. Clive, on the other hand, prefers the real thing. According to a report in The Australian his collection of planes includes two McDonnell Douglas MD-82s, a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express and a Cirrus SR22T. Total price tag: close to $50 million. Mr Palmer and his staff enjoy the luxurious interior of his private plane while on the campaign trail in the lead-up to the 2013 election. This Rolls Royce Silver Wraith was one of 17 vintage cars purchased by Mr Palmer for a sum of $2.5 million, to feature in a motoring museum at his Sunshine Coast resort. This Bayard takes pride of place at Clive Palmer's Motorama motoring museum on the Sunshine Coast. Another star of the Palmer Motorama museum is this 1907 Fiat Brevetti. A 1927 Chevrolet at Clive Palmer's motoring museum. Not all Mr Palmer’s vehicles are elegance-on-wheels. In fact, some of them could do with some serious body work. Clive doesn’t just buy cars for himself. In 2010 he famously showered employees at his Yabulu Nickel Refinery with lavish Christmas bonuses – from holidays to brand new Mercedes B180 cars. He must’ve run out of room in his own shed. Sure, he might have been photographed driving a Rolls Royce to door-knock at the homes of Aussie battlers in his electorate of Fairfax, but never accuse Clive of being out of touch with the common man. He can hoon around in a golf buggy as well as any Aussie battler. Although usually, most golfers don’t own the ground underneath their buggy. Did we mention Clive also has dinosaurs? Well, he does. Just saying.