May

Wolves in Sheep Clothing

Ever since Volkswagen and Peugeot started sprinkling performance gold dust on their shopping basket hatchbacks in the mid-1980s the “hot hatch” segment has become one of the most fun. These two mid-2000s examples, available now at Turners, are thrilling pint-sized bargains. Read on...
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The Man Behind the Mustang rides off into the Sunset

Last week saw one of the American motor industry’s biggest stars depart the stage for the last time at the age of 94. He was the man behind Ford’s incredibly successful Mustang as well as the Chrysler Minivan, the original American people-mover.
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Your First Car

Like a first kiss, many will remember their first car, sometimes fondly, sometimes not so much. The truth is, when you were young you were a bit more forgiving; less fussy. What we expected from a car was freedom and something that got us to our destinations, at least most of the time. The kiss was likely the same.
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The Future is Now

When you mention the words Hybrid or Electric you often get shunned by car purists. Or you are told how they’d never be seen dead in one. But seriously, have you seen the price of fuel lately? And for your daily commute what more do you really need? Turners have a large selection of Hybrids and full Electrics available right now. Read on...
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Mighty Mouse

For the uninitiated, the Riley Elf is basically a Mini with a slightly bigger boot, more chrome and a bit more “luxury”. But despite the upmarket extras, the Elf is often seen as the poorer cousin to the Mini despite its cute looks and Mini driving appeal. This fine looking example could be the affordable ticket to classic Mini ownership. Read on...
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Big Hair and Shoulder Pads Required

The SL class Mercs have always been a favorite of wealthy scenesters and movie stars since they first appeared in 1954 with the gorgeous (and insanely valuable) SL300 Gullwing. This NZ new 600SL from 1995 may not command the massive money of the early cars (yet) but surely that’s a good reason to get in now. Read on...
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Is the FTO a Forgotten JDM Gem?

In the nineties, the Mitsubishi FTO was quite a looker with decent performance to boot. But over the years, as many got old and shabby, they are more likely remembered as a beat-up Japanese import with a space-saver on the right front, a WOF that expired years ago and a science experiment interior. There are few survivors but Turners Napier has this really nice one. Read on...
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Are You a Backseat Driver?

Do you find yourself stamping on an imaginary brake pedal with enough force to put a dent in the passenger side footwell? Do you engage in acts of road rage on your driver’s behalf? If you answered yes then you’re a backseat driver. If you answered no then you might still be. The list of backseat driving offenses is long. Read on...
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Good Business

Whatever your views on the current crop of electric vehicles this Nissan E-NV200 all-electric small van makes a decent case for a small business. If you need to make deliveries around town then this van makes sense, and it’s not just the fuel savings. Read on...
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The End of a Long Gone Era

Willys is probably best known for its military jeeps used by the US Armed Forces in WW2. But before that, they had made passenger cars and after a few post-war years of making Jeeps for farmers, they got back into building cars culminating in the 1950s Willys Aero cars. This Willys Custom from the last year of production is part of next week’s classic auction. Read on...
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