November Newsletter

Tougher than an Overcooked Steak

If you need a car for your daily commute then this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be perfect for you...if your commute involves war zones, mountains or boulder strewn muddy fields. It will also be perfect for the school run if the school is located on top of a mountain with no road access. This 2013 NZ new example is available now. Read on...
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Quadrifoglio Verde

Some people will never get their heads around Alfas and they’ll be sure to let you know about it at every opportunity. Some of the criticism is fair but much of it has been gleaned from Colin at the pub whose brother’s mate’s dad had one in the 70s and it went rusty. And whilst many of the gripes about Alfa’s relate to cars from decades ago and will have no bearing on the this 2015 Giulietta QV it’s probably best not to ask Colin for buying advice on this one. Read on...
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Curvy Italian Exotica

It’s the Supercar for those that want a bit more comfort and refinement but still want the looks and the epic sound of a Ferrari built V8. The Maserati GranTurismo coupe is a grand tourer, but with 450hp and a trick transmission it ain’t no show pony and this one is for sale right now at Turners North Shore. Read on...
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How it Started, How it’s Going

When General Motors killed off their EV1 (the worlds first purpose built, mass produced EV) Tesla saw the potential market and within a few years became the most valuable car manufacturer (by market cap) in the world. So what was the EV1, what happened to it and how did it lead to this 2022 Tesla Model 3 that’s selling now at Turners Otahuhu? Read on...
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Aqua – Still or Sparkling

As fuel prices rise we will start to see more people who previously “wouldn’t be seen dead in a Hybrid or EV” very much alive and behind the wheel of a hybrid or EV. Escalating costs will do that to some firmly held positions and the refusal to drive a more efficient vehicle becomes a less attractive hill to die on. So why not face the inevitable now and start saving? Would you like your Aqua still or sparkling? Read on...
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Get Smart

It’s tiny, you can park it anywhere, it’s easy on petrol and you’d think grid-locked Auckland or Wellington would be awash with them, but they’re not. However, a walk around the inner city streets of somewhere like Rome suggests the Smart car has its place. Maybe this one has a place in your life. Read on...
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Are Classic Utes a Thing?

The Ute of old was a very different beast to today’s family or lifestyle ute. It was a work truck for doing work that didn’t include accountancy or real estate sales. You bought a ute to carry stuff to building sites or farms, and towing trailers and concrete mixers. Seldom seen on the urban school run or carrying a jetski. This one should be in a museum or classic car show. Read on...
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Affordable Retro

Once upon a time I T-boned a 1986 Toyota Cressida in my 1979 Chrysler Alpine after being rear-ended by a mid seventies Hillman Avenger. No one was badly hurt but sadly none of the cars survived. I had forgotten about it until I saw these two pop up for sale at Turners and the memories came flooding back. And then there was the realisation that two of these models had become classics and the other had disappeared almost without a trace. Read on...
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Der Velvet Hammer

Fluff up your perm, adjust those shoulder pads and break out the INXS cassette because you’ll need to get into character when you drive one of the ultimate roadsters from the late 80s/early 90s. The Mercedes R129 500SL is one of the great wind in the hair cruisers with real punch in the performance stakes. Der Velvet Hammer. Read on...
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The Brock Commodore that Wasn’t Quite

Before there was HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) the hot Holdens came from HDT (Holden Dealer Team). But by the time of this VL Group A SS homologation special the Holden/HDT relationship had started to crumble, all because of Peter Brock and a box of crystals and magnets. Read on to find out more about that story and how you can buy this very desirable Holden...
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