August

The Little Car that Could

The Suzuki Jimny is a giant-killing off-road vehicle in more ways than you’d think. They are incredibly capable on the rough stuff and, as Kiwi Rail discovered, they are the perfect width for our rail tracks. They may be basic, small and not exactly comfortable but they are also depreciation busters. Read on...
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Bionic Ioniq EV

There are two issues in many peoples’ minds when it comes to electric cars – Range and cost. But while the Hyundai Ioniq’s 210km range might not be suited to long-haul driving it’s more than enough for the majority of commuters. A new EV Ioniq starts at $60k but this 2017 model can be purchased now for just $35,830. Read on...
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She Ain’t No Viva

The Vauxhall name tends to conjure up images of granddad’s old Viva or Velox but occasionally they shake up the staid image with something right off the top shelf. This 2004 Vauxhall VX220T is as far from a 1970s family car as you can get and it’s absolutely brilliant. It’s also being auctioned in the Turners Classic Car auction this Saturday. Read on...
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Don’t Lose this Charger

The big Valiant coupe known as the Charger was a big seller in NZ. In its heyday, it accounted for one-third of Chrysler NZ’s 7000 annual Valiant sales. The fuel crisis and the popularity of smaller Japanese cars eventually killed off the big Aussie Chrysler but this one is still very much alive and well and is part of the upcoming Turners classic car auction. Read on...
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Classic Mustangs in the Upcoming Classic Auction

A pair of Mustangs as quintessentially 1970s as a pair of Stubbies are being auctioned at Turners Classic car auction on September 5th. Two early 70s Mach 1 Mustangs in one auction is a rare thing and unlikely to repeat anytime soon. You can choose between a fully restored auto or an easy project manual. Read on...
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1979 MG MGB Roadster

It’s at times like this when it feels like a good idea to imagine the future, a future that promises warm sun, gentle sea breezes and long days. Feeling relaxed? Now imagine cruising along a quiet coastal road in a classic British sports car with the top down. Can you feel the stress ebbing away? Well, it just so happens that the future holds a classic car auction at Turners Christchurch and they have a sweet looking MG up for grabs. Read on...
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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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