Customs and Classics

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

Terry Carleton shows son Brayden Carleton, 2, the fuel cap hidden behind the spring-loaded number plate of a Holden HQ Premier at the auction on Saturday.

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

The pride of Russia

George Boorer is the proud owner of a 1991 Lada Saloon

He has heard all the jokes, but George Boorer is the proud owner of a 1991 Lada Saloon.

Fins and rockets from the 50s and 60s

1959 Chrysler New Yorker

Bullets, ray-guns, rockets and fins were often packed into the vehicle designs of the mid-1950s.

Widow's rare car sale for special cause

This rare 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, previously owned by Fred Paroutaud, is being auctioned off by his widow, Susan Futterman and the proceeds are going to La Cheim Behavioural Health Services.  Paroutaud took his own life in 2012 at the age of 58.

Susan Futterman's eyes welled up with tears as she thought about parting with her late husband's prized classic Lamborghini.

Rare red Ferrari sells for $26.6m

1964 Ferrari 250 LM race car

A rare red Ferrari led the way as a stunning classic car collection is sold at auction for over NZ$100 million.

New Top Gear host's $26m car sale

Some of Chris Evans fabulous Ferraris that he is sending to auction. Clockwise from back left, a1963 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, 1971 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider and 1966 275 GTB/6C

New Top Gear host Chris Evans could net NZ$26 million with the sale of 13 of his classic cars.

First US F1 racers up for grabs

The Reventlow Formula One collection of cars and their transporter could fetch more than NZ$4 million.

Two of America's earliest Formula cars are about to come under the hammer at Bonhams.

Charger still a good looker gallery

Distinctive Charger silhouette still looks fantastic today.

We recall the days when Chargers ruled the race tracks and the dreams of young teens.

Lotus Elan masterpiece not the most reliable

Designer Ron Hickman with his two greatest creations - the Lotus Elan and The Workmate.

It is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all-time... but not the most reliable.

'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?

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