Customs and Classics

Monster McLaren price predicted gallery

McLaren Special Operations is selling this factory condition McLaren F1.

Deep pockets will be needed if you want this gem from McLaren.

Rare car's rebuild a jigsaw puzzle

Car aficionado Brian Rankine is working out the next step in the restoration of what is possibly the only 1902 Mathieu ...

 A 1902 Mathieu car being restored in Manawatu may be the only one left in the world.

Old Roller relives glorious past

Martinborough's John Kennedy in his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Once he had fully restored it he drove it over the exact ...

Martinborough man's purchase of a 1913 Rolls-Royce sends him on an international detective hunt.

Rare shed-find running again

"Alice", a 1923 Vauxhall 23/60, in its pre-restoration state.

A project to get a 93-year-old car back on the road again has been all about "conservation" rather than "restoration".

Ferrari stolen in 1987 is found

This iconic Ferrrari 308, stolen in 1987, has been recovered by US Customs and Border Protection in 2016.

The numbers didn't add up so an alert US Customs officer was able stop a Ferrari stolen 28 years ago at the border.

Maple Leaf truck marches on

The truck was used by the New Zealand armed forces during World War II to cart cargo in the Solomon Islands.

John Smallridges's 1942 Chevrolet MS Maple Leaf military truck is almost all original.

Dream Mustang buy delights

Showed and shined in mint condition.

Bernie Butcher was lost for words when presented with her dream Ford Mustang car by her partner.

Clinton's 'old lady car' for sale

This 1986 blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was once owned by Hillary Clinton and was stored at the White House for eight years.

Hillary Clinton last drove a car in 1996 and this is probably it, for sale on the internet.

Highly unlikely rally cars

Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC: not a complete disaster, surprisingly.

Rallying can be pretty wild. And pretty weird too, judging by these five cars.

Driving an affordable classic

Ashley Milliken loves his user-friendly, easy to drive 1954 Vauxhall.

A once semi-derelict 1954 Vauxhall Velox EIP is a head-turner again says the owner.

'Gold Godzilla' is a one-off beast

The Kuhl gold engraved Nissan R35 GT-R was first revealed to world in January 2016 at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Meet the "Gold Godzilla", a golden painted, hand carved Nissan GT-R.

Dream car was dying mum's wish video

Tony Heuvel with his old school Chevy, with all the modern bells and whistles like a reversing camera, GPS, air con, ...

A Matamata man now owns his dream car thanks to advice from his late mother.

Batman's five best cars

Batman's first ride was really just a car. The Batmobile name came later.

Not all Batman incarnations are successful, but he's had a pretty cool run of Batmobiles.

Burt approves of new 'Bandit' Trans Am

A rebooted 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am.

It may not be the classic Trans Am that you remember from 1977, but this one is approved by the "Bandit".

Hot rodders treated to BBQ

Cliff Sandrey leaning on his 1947 Jailbar Ford. Sandrey cooked up food on his BBQ trailer which Geraldine Auto ...

Hot rodders were treated to a barbecue with a difference when they stopped in at Geraldine Auto Restoration.

Retro bikes built from junk

Brent Gatfield from the Retro Rockers motorcycle club with two bikes he has built.

Brent Gatfield gives old motorcycles a new lease of life, and a brand new look as well.

Rusty Kombi sells for $46k

This unregistered and unwarranted 1957 Kombi van sat idle in a Christchurch garage for 14 years, then sold on Trade Me ...

Unwarranted '57 Kombi van sat idle in a garage for 14 years, then sold for $46k.

Crash delays Model T's world trip

Dirk and Trudy Retger on their world tour driving a 1915 Ford Model T.

The NZ leg of a bid to drive a 100-year-old car around the world is on hold after it was involved in a massive crash.

Rum, cigars but no Cuban classic cars

Men repair change the tyre on an old Chevrolet in the streets of Havana.

Dreams of snapping up classic pre-1960 US cars from Cuba may go unrealised.

Kendall Jenner's classic ride video

Kendall Jenner's classic Corvette ride

Kendall Jenner has been showing off her sweet classic ride in Los Angeles.

Bonding over vintage BSAs

Scott Manning and son, Jay, who have been restoring the 1958 650cc Golden Flash and 1956 175cc Bantam.

The Manning men put thousands of hours into getting their old bikes on the road.

Restored NZ GP racer unveiled

Respendent in Carmine Red: The restored Austin Healey racer that raced in the 1954 New Zealand Grand Prix goes on ...

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix has made its public show debut.

Celebrating Skoda's cool classic

Grunty 1.0-litre 38kW engine propelled 1000 MBX to 127kmh. A 1.1-litre followed (but had the same power).

Skoda's iconic 1000 MBX coupe is celebrating its half-century.

Beatles link boosts rusting E-Type

This rare 1963 Series 1 E-Type Jaguar was found rusting away under a hedge.

Rusting rare Jaguar with a link to The Beatles found rusting under a hedge has been auctioned in London.

Van-based artwork doesn't sell

Rare Bedford CA was 'distressed' for its appearance in 'Lady in the Van'.

Being a movie star and hand-painted by British cinema royalty not enough for this old Bedford van to sell.

Last journey for trusty Beetle

Former local Ivan and wife Beth Hodge have set off on one last tour with their beloved love bug Beetle before retiring ...

It's taken them all around the world since 1960 - but now it's retiring.

The Duke's Aston was made to order

The 1954 Aston Martin Lagonda featured a telephone which the Duke of Edinburgh could phone home with.

Classic Aston Martin's "Edinburgh green" colour scheme is a hint to its right royal history.

Classic cars for a good cause

Classic Motoring Society member Pat Pascoe is helping organise the annual vintage vehicle display to raise money for ...

"It's a good cause, and hopefully we never need it [hospice], but we are doing it for the community. It's just our little contribution."

Classics share stage with new cars gallery

An Oldsmobile Cutlass on display at the Geneva auto show.

The recent Geneva auto show wasn't just about new vehicles.

Unsporty sports cars

Jellymould styling and jellymould dynamics for Lexus SC 430.

Some sports cars simply aren't worthy of the name.

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