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Caravantastic - 25th August, 2016

It may not be fun stuck behind one of these on the drive to your summer holiday destination but retro caravans are very popular right now. It’s not surprising, really, as anything vintage is hot and the humble caravan is a practical proposition...especially in Auckland. These two are being auctioned at Turners right now.
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Small but Perfectly Formed - 23rd August, 2016

This tiny Daihatsu Copen looks a bit like a toddler’s shoe and weighs about the same, but you can’t deny that it’s cute and it’s quite rare, too. There can’t be too many better examples around than this one and it’s being auctioned on Wednesday (24th Aug) at Turners Tauranga.
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So You Think You Do a Lot of Driving? 18th August, 2016

Last year we wrote about a 1993 Toyota Hilux that had travelled 1.2 million kilometres with its first owner behind the wheel. It caused a bit of a stir and was covered by various TV and print media. It’s not often you come across a vehicle with over a million kms on the clock...unless you look in the truck section of the Turners website, that is.
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Le Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing - 15th August, 2016

I reckon you won’t get more fun, driving pleasure and thrilling performance for less money than this 2001 Renault Sport Clio 172. It may look like Nana’s shopping basket on the outside but under the unassuming skin is one of the all-time greatest French hot hatches. This one is being auctioned at Turners Christchurch on Thursday.
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You Could be Going Home in an Ambulance - 9th August, 2016

This 2010 Mercedes Sprinter ambulance is being retired from duty with just under 500,000kms on the clock and I bet it could tell a few stories if it could talk. It would be safe to say that a few lives were saved in this ambulance, and a few lost, too. And while many of those kilometres were racked up helping people in need there were probably also visits to people with haemorrhoids, hiccups and head colds, too.
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A Smoking Hot Deal - 5th August, 2016

Most retired fire engines that come up for sale aren’t exactly the most practical vehicles to park in your driveway or on the street outside your house. But this 1980 Jeep J20 is just about the right size and the auction estimate may cause a few grown-up six year olds to spontaneously combust with excitement.
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Foxy Frenchy – Fatal or Fixable? 1st August, 2016

It seems a shame for an icon such as this Citroen DS to be scrapped but maybe that’s its destiny if no one steps up to tackle the damage inflicted by a side impact. In these days of cars filled with clever gadgets and innovative engineering it’s a good time to reflect on a car that was truly ahead of its time. And maybe it will inspire somebody to save this one.
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NZ on Air - 28th July, 2016

You could just buy a boat like everyone else, trailer it to the boat ramp, do the whole awkward launching thing, park the car and hopefully get to the fish before they die of old age. Or you could buy a hovercraft and travel from the car park on a cushion of air and visit those places a boat can’t go. The problem is where do you get a hovercraft? Well it just so happens Turners can help there.
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50s Style with 00s Technology - 25th July, 2016

The name Royal Enfield may sound as British as the Hillman Hunter and Morris Marina but it’s actually made in India and, despite the vintage looks, is still being made today and is as popular as ever. This one year old Classic 500 is selling now at Turners Tauranga, so what’s the big deal with these new/old bikes?
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Do you always Buy the Cheapest One? 21st July, 2016

There’s no shame in admitting it. I’ve been guilty most of my life of choosing a car based mainly on price and I probably always will - once a bargain hunter, always a bargain hunter. Sometimes it works out well and sometimes it’s a terrible mistake. There’s much to consider when buying a car, especially an older one, and price is just a small part of it.
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