Customs and Classics

'70s Valiant unleashed mum's motoring mania

“I’d like to be driving Val until I’m 90, hopefully with Brian in the passenger seat. He’s got a great voice and he could sing his Rolling Stones favourite Not Fade Away.”

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

Gap in museum timeline filled

Packard & Pioneer Museum director Fenton Craw inside the museum's newest attraction, a 1906 Humber Landaulette.

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

Rarest of Ferraris for sale

Ferrari's only four-door model, the one-off Pinin concept.

You will need serious money to buy the only four-door Ferrari ever made.

Communist bloc sports cars

Trabant P70 Coupe

Communist bloc car makers have made several attempts at taking a leaf out of decadent automobile books and producing sports cars.

A 'new' Cobra Daytona Coupe gallery

The 50th Anniversary Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe.

Shelby building 50 anniversary editions of its iconic Cobra Daytona Coupe to mark 50 years since their FIA World Championship.

Hot rod show is a family affair

Kevin Salter can't wait for his 1935 Ford Coupe to shine at the 2015 CRC Speedshow.

The CRC Speedshow will feature 40 of New Zealand's best hot rods. Kevin Salter's will be one of them.

Five famous Ferraris video

The original 1986 Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice.

The Prancing Horse has played big roles on the big and small screen.

Cars ahead of their time

Ford Model T

A look at five cars which for one reason or another were head and shoulders head of or at a complete tangent to the rest of the industry.

Galaxie a curious beast

Ford named this model the Galaxie to tap into the hysteria surrounding the space race in the US at the time.

This big classic Ford is space-race inspired and appropriately named Galaxie.

Old Morris easy to work on

The 1951 Morris Minor in all its glory.

No computers, or modern technology endears a 1951 Morris Minor Lowlight to Timaru's Jim Macdonald.

'Extraordinary' movie car for sale

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car from Sean Connery's adventure movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Here's a rare chance to buy an "extraordinary" car.

$460,000 wreck destined for greatness

Hamilton business man Tom Andrews has his recently purchased 1937 Bugatti under wraps until a presentation reveal at his Classics Museum in Hamilton.

A rare 1937 Bugatti that spent decades in a barn could be rebuilt to the standard of its $40m cousin by a Hamilton car enthusist.

Milestone Corvette being restored video

Raw footage of Chevrolet's one-millionth Corvette being restored after it plunged 10 metres down a sinkhole in 2014.

The crumpled wreckage of the one-millionth Corvette is well on its way back to museum quality.

Reunited with beloved stolen car, 43 years later

Terry Dietrich with the 1972 Corvette Stingray that was stolen from her more than 40 years ago.

It is an "awesome day" as a Corvette Stingray stolen in 1972 is returned to its owner.

'Unprecedented' car collection being sold

Some of the vehicles in The Portfolio Collection being sold at auction.

A stunning collection of iconic classic cars and supercars expected to fetch over NZ$100m when they are auctioned.

Five fab mid-engined fours

Lotus Elise

If you can't wait for the Alfa Romeo 4C to arrive there are a few other classic choices to consider.

Cruising in a 1964 Hillman Super Minx

"I enjoy the simplicity of the Humber and Hillman family," says Ann.

Although lacking in frills, a 51-year-old station wagon is a star performer.

Why classic cars had tailfins

The 1959 Cadillac has fins to fly for.

Space-inspired 1950s styling cues were unlike anything the world had seen.

The $1m car that thinks it's an Aston Martin

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

Shelby Cobra tops car auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sells for US$1,000,000 at the Mecum Muscle Car Auction in Indianapolis.

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

Best Carroll Shelby cars

1964-65 Shelby Daytona.

Shelby has made a myriad of cars for Ford (and Chrysler, incidentally) so here's our best of a great bunch.

Most important Chevrolet Corvettes

1963 C2 Corvette Stingray.

Even in lil' old right hand drive New Zealand, Corvettes are not uncommon.

Bill Wyman's cars have stories to tell

The Mercedes-Benz 220 S lost its tinted windows during restoration. Ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman (behind the wheel) says the 1966 model was the first Benz with such ''privacy glass''

A Festival of Speed auction to feature two cars owned by former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman.

Mike Shaw lives the American dream

The 1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

Mike Shaw is a self-proclaimed lover of cars, and the piece de resistance of his car repertoire is his Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

Theft sets back car project

Geraldine High School students from left, Daniel Stanton, Rowan McCoughan-Galvin and Jordan Ritchie with the vehicle they are doing up for the EVolocity competition which had the front panel stolen off it.

Part stolen off car students are turning into electric vehicle for competition.

Rotank great to fight zombie apocalypse

The public can see Chris Hilton's 1980 Mazda RX7 for free this weekend.

A Mazda RX7 that sports a replica chain gun will be on display for the public this weekend.

Stunning array of muscle cars for auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 CSX3356 that is to go under the hammer at the annual Mecum Musclecarmania auction in the US.

When it comes to musclecarmania it is hard to go past this annual auction in Indianapolis.

Motoring's most expensive auction classics

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

'Kontrolled Kaos' a world-class chopper contender

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

Car museum adds modern classics

Southward Car Museum manager John Southward with a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo that is being added to the collection.

Lamborghini, Shelby Mustang and a Ferrari to join vintage collection at Southward museum.

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