October

A Valiant Effort Required

Unless this 1979 Valiant wagon ran into another Valiant we can assume the other car came off worse. However, the big Chrysler didn’t come away unscathed and now this old timer, a bit crumpled and written off by the insurer, needs a valiant effort to get it back on the road. But is it fixer or a donor? Read on...
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Quest For the Shark Bus

It’s undoubtedly the worlds most famous shark themed bus and since it has come up for auction at Turners this ex-Kelly Tarlton coach has only got more famous. But there is possibly one man that wants it more than most, and he has started a Boosted campaign to raise money to buy it. Read on...
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Holden out for a Hero

Classic Holdens are hot and getting hotter. Anything pre-1980 is in demand and you won’t find much under $20k today. But put down that steak and cheese pie and whack that stubby of VB back in the esky because Turners Penrose has a working class hero Holden that’s not priced like a rare, exotic sports car. Read on...
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Evo-lution not Revolution

Mitsubishi’s theory of evolution was simple; take a standard model Lancer and turn it into a blisteringly fast weapon and keep updating it. While the concept may have fully evolved and is no longer built, Turners Penrose has a very nice example of the final version so you don’t have to miss out. Read on...
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YouTube and its wealth of car related content

If you are into all things automotive there’s a fair chance, like me, you spent a decent chunk of lockdown watching some of the endless Youtube content devoted to cars. And there’s almost certainly more you haven’t seen than you’ve actually viewed. So this is not a definitive list by any stretch and you’ll have your favourites. These are just a few of the lesser known channels.
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Oh La La

When you mention Renault to many NZ drivers you, somewhat ironically, get a very Gallic shrug of the shoulders or a dismissive wave of the hands. This is odd because when it comes to hot hatches Renault has got form, seriously good form. Read on...
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The Fender Stratocaster of Cars

The Ford Mustang was one of the most important cars of its generation, the original Pony car. It hit the showrooms in 1964 and sold 1.5 million units in the first two years. Nothing else came close at the time and they still look amazing today. It’s the Fender Strat of cars. Turners Penrose has this ‘65 notchback for auction and it’s a stickshift too. Read on...
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Safe and Fun? You can have both

Volvo has a deserved and enviable reputation when it comes to safety, but with safety comes a perception of perhaps being boring – a car for architects, accountants and families from nice suburbs. But there’s an exciting side to Volvo, one that involves power, striking looks and colours whilst still being safe. Take this V40 T5 R-Design at Turners Tauranga for example. Read on...
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Before there was Audi there was Auto Union

Audi is a much admired German brand that conjures up luxury, power, the Quattro 4WD system and motorsport. But before it was Audi it was Auto Union and, apart from the famous inter-linked rings on the grill, Auto Union cars will be less familiar to most and Turners Christchurch are auctioning this rare NZ new example. Read on...
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Fiery Fiat

Small Fiats are cool. It’s a fact that’s not open for discussion. However, this pretty and rare Fiat 600 went from cool to very hot in a big and frightening hurry. But all is not lost for this stylish Italian and this otherwise very tidy Seicento. Read on...
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