Customs and Classics

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.

Rare 'barn find' Bentley sells for $1.47m

This rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback might be worth over NZ$2m when it's restored.

An extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback "barn find" has sold for nearly NZ$1.5m.

1973 E-Type comes out of hiding

This dust-covered 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster is headed for auction in the UK.

An incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type has been taken out of hiding in Britain to be sold at auction.

Fords run in the family gallery

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Me and my car, South Canterbury Herald. Grant Mehrtens and his 1959 Ford Skyliner.
Reporter: Nick Truebridge

Fords run in Grant Mehrtens' family: his father was into them and "his father before him".

Oh Mr Sandman, bring me a dream...

For 2015 Sandman livery will only extend to Sportwagon and ute offerings, though someone is bound to try a panelvan van conversion on the latter.

Forty years on from the original, the Holden Sandman returns in wagon and ute forms, but sadly not to New Zealand.

Harry Duynhoven's motoring loves

New Plymouth District Councillor Harry Duynhoven is well-known for his love of Volkswagen vehicles.

New Plymouth District Councillor Harry Duynhoven is an avid VW enthusiast from way back -  but did you know he is also a devoted Porsche man?

Here for the love of Healeys

Brian Stevenson, left, with his Austin Healey 1958 BN6L 100/6 and Geoff Golding with his 1955 BN2 100/4 Austin Healey.

The distinct sound of more than 90 Austin Healeys will be heard throughout Nelson over Easter weekend.

Italian Job Lambo comes out of hiding

In the movie the Lamborghini was pushed off a cliff to oblivion, in reality it was a plastic dummy.

Around $2m paid for a Lamborghini Miura movie star car that has resurfaced after 46 years.

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

Old Chev's owner not interested in tidying it up saying its ''gangster'' look adds to its appeal.

Fancy a brand new 1964 Ford Mustang? gallery

Revology's replica 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang.

US company steps back in time to create all new 1964 Ford Mustangs with modern features.

US motoring love affair

Sandy Southcombe and his 1981 Chevrolet Caprice.

Sandy Southcombe loves the workhorses that are American cars from days past.

Dream car comes at a price

Pete Findlay's first Ford - a 1966 Mustang.

Wild horses couldn't drag Pete Findlay from purchasing the car of his dreams.

Hot rods and customs get 'best of the best' show

A customised car at the 2014 Speedshow.

A new "best of the best" rod and custom show has been confirmed for Auckland.

Honey, who shrunk the Kombi?

Who shrunk the Kombi?: Replica VW camper can be puzzling to motorists.

Chenae Loveridge's van is suffering an identity crisis.

30 year old Porsche 944 still a pleasure to drive

Barry Matthews' classic 1984 Porsche 944.

For Barry Matthews his 1984 Porsche 944 is a pleasure to drive, despite being 30 years old.

'I just fell into it' multimillion-dollar Ferrari collector reveals gallery

Private car collector David Lee keeps a secret stash of Ferrari and other exotic cars in his garage in California.

David Lee isn't the most famous Ferrari collector, but he might be one of its most determined.

Private collection goes on show

Ray Win, shown in 2009 at his Tahunanui museum where his Jowett collection was housed before its move to
Higgins Park.

A prized collection of classic cars will go on show next weekend.

For the love of a rare Ferrari

Charles Betz, 75, left, and Fred Peters, 83, have spent decades in their garage workshop restoring the 1954 Ferrari 375MM race car.

Charles Betz and Fred Peters paid $1454 for their 375MM Spider convertible. They've just turned down a $7.6m offer.

95-year-old still motoring in her 1969 Mini

Happy birthday: Rose Oakley took her trusty car to the Seven Oaks conference centre in Timaru for her recent birthday celebration.

Rose Oakley has owned her Morris Mini since 1969 and the trusty steed is still ferrying her around.

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