April

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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News Classic Cars

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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News Reviews

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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News

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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News Reviews

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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News Classic Cars

Back to the Future and Back Again

The Nissan Figaro has achieved that rare distinction of being retro twice over. When it came out in 1991 it was designed to look like a car from 30 years earlier. Now as it closes in on 30 years of age it has become a classic in its own right, or double retro I suppose. This very tidy example is being auctioned online now and closes tomorrow. Read on...
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Auctions Classic Cars

It’s got Ferrari in its Veins

When you get past the tired old “fix it again Tony” and “rust bucket” comments (as if somehow every other car from the 70s was reliable and rust free) you realise there’s much to like about Fiat’s X19. And this one owner example is coming up in our Classic auction. Read on...
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Reviews Classic Cars

Pretty Peugeot

For so long Peugeot seemed to get lost in its own sea of mediocrity. Everything was dull and boring or just not particularly good. Then they finally surfaced with the stunning RCZ coupe and all seemed better. This NZ new example is available to buy right now. Read on...
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News

When Two Worlds Collide

It may look like a terrible accident where a motorcycle has rear-ended a mini resulting in catastrophic injuries for the occupants of both vehicles. But a closer inspection reveals this unnatural coupling may have been deliberately put together, and it’s up for auction. Read on...
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Our guide to buying a good car on a budget

Buying a used car on a limited budget can be risky but not all of us can spend $15,000 on a car. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk and get the best car you can afford.
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