December

Is the Audi TT the Bargain Sports Car of the Moment?

Is the Audi TT a bargain ‘future classic’ or is it style over substance? It was one of those rare cars that went from an exciting motor show concept car to a production car, virtually unchanged. It has gone on to be very successful and is still in production today. It’s beautiful from any angle but do its humble underpinnings detract from its exotic looks? This 3.2 V6 Quattro is just $8700 making it worth it just for the looks alone. Read on...
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Fiery Fiat Project

It’s a project due to an engine bay fire but this 1979 Fiat X/19 looks to have a solid body which is the most important part of a 70s Fiat. Put your ‘fix it again Tony’ jokes back in your ageing dad joke bag because there’s more to the X1/9 than rust and dodgy electrics. And this one, currently being auctioned online, will definitely be saved. Read on...
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A Classic Crumpy

The Toyota Hilux is an international phenomenon, used by everyone from farmers and tradies to accountants and soccer moms through to despot dictatorships in war torn countries. But since the Barry Crump and ‘bugger’ ads from the 80s and 90s NZ has felt a special bond with Toyota’s bomb-proof workhorse. Now the earlier survivors are taking on classic status. Like this one. Read on...
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Corrrr Vette

With the Internet being what it is, if you post a picture of a car on social media someone is bound to comment - whether it’s a mobility scooter or a Ferrari - that you should put an LS (colloquial term for gen3 & 4 small block GM V8s) in it. But surely not this time as this muscular Corvette C6 Grand Sport already has the beating heart of an LS3 under the hood. And this one is being auctioned next week. Read on...
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Collector Car Auction Highlights

Turner’s Collector car auction was held on Saturday in Christchurch, and while some of the heavy hitter modern Holdens failed to find new homes there were plenty of other great cars that did including a family reunion. Read on...
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Valiant Effort

Of the Aussie classics of the seventies the Chrysler Valiant is perhaps the one that is still a bit undervalued compared to the big Holden and Ford competitors from the era. Still, good ones are few and far between so finding one for sale in such fantastic original condition presents a rare opportunity to invest in a car still on an upward curve. Read on...
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Impreza Inflation

In November of last year we featured a NZ new 2003 WRX STi with just 135,000kms on the clock in this blog. We suggested at the guide price of $8000 - $10,000 it was a potential bargain and would surely rise in value. This prediction was met with a collective yawn and even some derision, and it sold for $9300. What a difference a year makes. Lift your sights for this one. Read on...
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Limoncello or Banana Milkshake?

What’s your poison – Limoncello or Banana milkshake? Both of these cars have V8 engines, both are very fast, both are very yellow and both are very exclusive. But both are very different flavours and both are being auctioned at Turner’s collectible car auction this month. Read on...
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RX Heaven

Whilst there is a large contingent of some of the most collectible Holdens on offer in Turner’s Collectible auction on 20th November there are also some other desirable and interesting cars going under the hammer. Take these two Wankel rotary powered Mazdas. Read on...
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Strewth!

The Turners Collector car auction on 20th November has some bonza Holdens in the line-up. Last week we featured the final Utes produced by the company and this week it’s two of the earlier models. These two beautifully restored and tastefully enhanced rippers seem quite affordable compared to last week’s offerings and it’s fair to say they will be extremely popular. Read on...
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