Customs and Classics

Last call on 1974 war cars video

Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun beside vintage motorcycles and gutted lorries, stranded for four decades ...

Time is running out for about 400 rusting relics dumped on an airbase during a war 42 years ago.

Cars on Pohe on again gallery

Once parked on Pohe Island, the public had another chance to view the vehicles close up.

The Classic & Sports Car Club Northland joined with the Whangarei Rod & Custom Club to host the inaugural event on Pohe Island.

Mutant Marina an unlikely drift car video

Patxi Beasley's "Mutant Marina Myrtle", a drifting Morris Marina is now a hybrid of Ford and British Leyland.

An 18-year-old British car enthusiast has breathed a new drifting life into a tired old Morris Marina.

Japanese sports cars we want again

Subaru WRX STi 22B.

Like Godzilla emerging from the ocean here are some Japanese fun cars that should be resurrected.

'Time warp' Beetle in perfect nick

This 1974 Volkswagen Beetle has travelled just 90 kilometres since it was first sold.

This 42-year-old VW Beetle's only owner didn't like cars which could explain why it's only travelled 90 km.

Restored racer gets Monaco invite

John Carpenter and Iain Rowley congratulate each other on the restoration of South Africa's only F1 car, the Assegai.

Illustrious Historic Monaco Grand Prix start beckons for little known racing car.

Old car gift instead of red roses

Doreen Blair at the South Canterbury Aero Club open day recently with the 1934 Morris Minor that her husband David gave ...

Rosie is a stunning, almost original, 1934 Morris Minor given to Doreen Blair in lieu of 31 Valentines' Day gifts.

The most beautiful cars ever raced?

Ford GT40 was a spitefully sexy machine.

Racing cars don't have to be completely functional. Here are five that also have enduring aesthetic appeal.

A real Brock classic for sale

Peter Brock's personal HDT Commodore will be auctioned in Sydney at the end of May.

This HDT Group 3 SS could fetch up to NZ$110,000 at auction.

Real classic ute not a 'plastic car' gallery

Dave Kelly's 1968 Ford XT ute.

The post-vintage 1968 XT Ford Falcon ute is a "real car" for Timaru owner Dave Kelly.

Old garage contains eclectic collection gallery

This .1937 Austin car was covered with shells by a Mr Pratt in Bulls, and it took him 200 hours using 27,000 shells. ...

The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

Old Aston has 30 years in barn

A 'barn find' 1968 Aston Martin DBS.

A 48-year-old Aston Martin with an engine that may not even go is tipped to sell for over NZ$100,000.

The ugliest racing cars

The Chaparral 2J was actually incredibly advanced and staggeringly fast.

Beauty doesn't necessarily mean speed, so nowhere has it been written that racing cars need to be pretty.

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.

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