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Classic Auction – The Heavy Hitter - 25th September, 2017

A Ford Falcon GT from the seventies is a fantasy car for many fans of the blue oval. A rock solid investment, an Aussie icon and a car you can stare at for hours. It’s a heavy hitter in the NZ classic car world so when a genuine, unrestored, matching numbers, NZ new car comes along, what do you do? Reach for the big wallet, that’s what. Read on...
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Classic Auction - Go Ahead, Make Your Day - 22nd September, 2017

The 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sportsroof played a central role in Clint Eastwood’s hugely successful movie of the same name as well as a starring role in Fast and Furious. It’s a star car and this example at Turners Tauranga looks every inch the celebrity. Read on...
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Classic Auction – Aussie Luxury - 19th September, 2017

To many, the idea of Aussie luxury is a bottle of VB served in a glass. But if you drove a Ford Fairlane in 1976 then you were doing pretty well for yourself. The ZH series Fairlane was bigger and bolder than the regular Falcon and had a fancier level of trim. But like many Aussie luxury cars of this vintage – think Holden Statesman and Brougham – they are a bit underappreciated today. Read on...
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Theory of Mitsubishi Evolution - 12th September, 2017

Mitsubishi’s theory of evolution was simple; take a standard model Lancer and turn it into a blisteringly fast weapon. The first Lancer Evo was released in 1992 and ten evolutions and loads of motorsport success later the Evo X is the final version. While it may have reached its final evolution, Turners North Shore has a very nice example so you don’t have to miss out.
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‘Lap Of The Gods’ Car For Sale - 8th September, 2017

One of the greatest ever Bathurst moments was Greg Murphy’s top 10 shootout lap at the great race in 2003. Dubbed the ‘Lap of the Gods’, it was a record breaking lap, a record that would stand for years. The car is being offered for sale in Australia and it’s likely to also break the record for most expensive Commodore of all time. Read on...
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Cheaper Than an Old One - 5th September, 2017

The new Fiat 500 is bigger, more powerful, more refined, safer and faster than the original Bambina. But this 2014 Sport model has a price expectation significantly less than a decent vintage one. It’s NZ new with low kilometres and it’s being auctioned tomorrow. Read on...
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When was the last time you changed a headlight bulb on your car? 1st September, 2017

When was the last time you changed a headlight bulb on your car? If your car is an older model then it was probably so easy that you can’t even remember. But if you car is newer it may be a task that will haunt you forever along with many other basic maintenance tasks you used to do so easily at home.
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Caught in the Crossfire - 28th August, 2017

The Chrysler Crossfire was a car literally caught in the crossfire of an unhappy relationship between Chrysler and Daimler (owner of Mercedes Benz). It never stood a chance. And Jeremy Clarkson didn’t help by describing it as looking like a dog having a poo. But maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the sporty Crossfire, and Turners Penrose can help.
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Better Than a New One - 22nd August, 2017

A 1983 Land Rover for $33k might seem a tad on the nose. And it would be for any old 1983 Landy, but this isn’t any old 1983 Land Rover. This one is very special. Read on...
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The Go Anywhere Workhorse - 14th August, 2017

It was known in Australia as the Brumby, in America as the BRAT (Bi-Drive Recreational All-Terrain Transportation) and elsewhere as the MV and the Shifter. In NZ it was simply a Subaru 1800 GL and it has a bit of a cult following. The trouble is you very rarely find one that hasn’t been beaten to death through years of backbreaking work. This one looks pretty well preserved though. Read on...
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