February Newsletter

Corrrr Vette

With the Internet being what it is, if you post a picture of a car on social media someone is bound to comment - whether it’s a mobility scooter or a Ferrari - that you should put an LS (colloquial term for gen3 & 4 small block GM V8s) in it. But surely not this time as this muscular Corvette C6 Grand Sport already has the beating heart of an LS3 under the hood. And this one is being auctioned next week. Read on...
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Collector Car Auction Highlights

Turner’s Collector car auction was held on Saturday in Christchurch, and while some of the heavy hitter modern Holdens failed to find new homes there were plenty of other great cars that did including a family reunion. Read on...
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Valiant Effort

Of the Aussie classics of the seventies the Chrysler Valiant is perhaps the one that is still a bit undervalued compared to the big Holden and Ford competitors from the era. Still, good ones are few and far between so finding one for sale in such fantastic original condition presents a rare opportunity to invest in a car still on an upward curve. Read on...
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Impreza Inflation

In November of last year we featured a NZ new 2003 WRX STi with just 135,000kms on the clock in this blog. We suggested at the guide price of $8000 - $10,000 it was a potential bargain and would surely rise in value. This prediction was met with a collective yawn and even some derision, and it sold for $9300. What a difference a year makes. Lift your sights for this one. Read on...
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Limoncello or Banana Milkshake?

What’s your poison – Limoncello or Banana milkshake? Both of these cars have V8 engines, both are very fast, both are very yellow and both are very exclusive. But both are very different flavours and both are being auctioned at Turner’s collectible car auction this month. Read on...
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RX Heaven

Whilst there is a large contingent of some of the most collectible Holdens on offer in Turner’s Collectible auction on 20th November there are also some other desirable and interesting cars going under the hammer. Take these two Wankel rotary powered Mazdas. Read on...
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Strewth!

The Turners Collector car auction on 20th November has some bonza Holdens in the line-up. Last week we featured the final Utes produced by the company and this week it’s two of the earlier models. These two beautifully restored and tastefully enhanced rippers seem quite affordable compared to last week’s offerings and it’s fair to say they will be extremely popular. Read on...
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The Latest and fastest* Holden Ute

It’s fair to say the last HSV Maloo utes are investments rather than work hacks. And what good investments they have proved to be so far. In 2017 the GTS-R Maloo had a RRP of around NZ$120k. Today they are knocking on the door of NZ$300k and rising. Turners has two 2017 Maloo utes being auctioned at their classic car auction in November. Bring your big wallet. Read on...
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Drowned but not Out?

Unless built for a James Bond film any sort of Lotus, replica or original, is not designed to go underwater. Sadly, the weather gods didn’t get the memo and flooded the garage where this Chevron Lotus 7 replica was living. Can it be saved? You’d think so. Read on...
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The Stinger in the Tail

A few short years ago Korean brands were looked down on by car buyers who saw them as inferior. And, to be fair, who can forget the awful Daewoo Nubira or the Hyundai Pony? But in recent years brands like Kia and Hyundai have skilfully turned around perceptions by building decent, if not overly exciting, cars. And then Kia get cocky and took on the Europeans with the Stinger. Is it any good? You betcha. Read on...
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