1923 Model T in crash
It's been chugging away since 1923 but this Model T Ford's days on the road may have come to an end after a crash on Bucklands Beach Rd.
Constable Richard Wilson says the driver of the old roadster was thrown from the vehicle and landed on the bonnet of the other car.
He says the man stood up, brushed himself off and was able to walk away fairly unscathed.
The two cars collided just before 2pm on Tuesday.
Jim McCutcheon was out for his weekly drive of the Model T Ford which he had restored after retiring.
He says he did not need another project to take on but does hope it can be restored.
"I will get it home and do a lot of thinking. The hardest part is the chassis, all the other bits you can buy new," he says.
"I'm quite sad about the car, I'm not worried about me so much."
He says it "was a bit of a superman act" as he flew from the car.
"I was worried about that windscreen because it is plate glass and I thought I might lose my head."
Mr Wilson says it was the third crash he attended on the day.
"Just don't be in such a hurry, open your eyes - check both ways, double check. We just don't have to be coming to this, it can all be avoided," he says.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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