Customs and Classics

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.2 million at auction. 

Family car's long journey home video

Peter Morrison with the 1923 Delage originally imported by his grandfather 93 years ago.

She's been swept down a river, burnt, her body battered and stripped, but now she's turning heads back in her first home.

Where to see McLaren NZ Tour

Tour kicked off at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Sunday morning. Thirty-plus supercars draws a crowd.

Here's where to spot the McLaren Tour this week.

Life as a Ford Falcon GT hoarder

Diane and Roger Whyte with their 1967 Ford Falcon GT, nicknamed Elsie.

Roger Whyte confesses. He is a hoarder.

Collectors swarm rare car auction

Len Trent inspects Dennis King's Model T Ford steering wheel among other vintage cars, accessories and memorabilia prior ...

A collection of rare and vintage Ford vehicles and car parts went under the hammer in Nelson on Saturday.

$45m McLaren convoy hits NZ roads video

Yet another McLaren rarity: 675LT (Long Tail). Just 500 made. Several here for the Tour.

Keep and eye out for 32 McLarens heading from Auckland to Queenstown.

Take that, Blues Brothers video

Kevin Bankers from Turners Auction demonstrates the police cruiser up sale as part of the classic car online auction.

Get your kicks on your own Route 66 in this classic American black-and-white cop car lookalike. It even has flashing lights.

Old Kombis get their va-va-voom back video

Dedicated VW fans restore Kombis and sell them on.

Two Volkswagen fans have dedicated their lives to restoring iconic Kombi vans.

Four V8s drive pickup truck video

Gordon Tronson's quad V8-powered Ford Econoline truck.

This monster quad-V8-powered truck is the work of a former Kiwi.

Tricked-out Chev is a beauty video

Under the bonnet of Brandon Gonzalez's customised 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Check out a customised 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that has been a labour of love for the past 12 years.

Rare rides go under the hammer video

Auctioneer John Walker with a 1915 Model T, from Dennis King's collection of vintage cars and other related items that ...

A huge collection of vintage cars, including two Model T Fords in original condition, are up for auction.

BMW's coolest M-cars video

M is more important than the 'B' or 'W' for Munich's best-known carmaker.

It's hard to choose the best M-cars in history, but here are our five. Let the debate begin.

Jaguar rebuilds a legend from 1957 gallery video

Jaguar XKSS

Don't expect a paddle shift, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows with Jaguar's new $1.7m supercar.

Model As heading to the Bay

The Hawke's Bay Model A Ford Club is hosting a national Model A rally over Easter 2017.

More than 130 vintage Model A Fords are expected to hit Napier next Easter.

NZ Fords worth a fortune

A 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT-HO Phase II.

A rare New Zealand-owned Ford Falcon could pass the $500,000 mark when it goes to auction.

Monster price tag on rare Ferrari

This 1962 Ferrari GTO is poised to become the most expensive car ever sold.

Here's a car that's out of reach for even those that have won the biggest jackpots in New Zealand Lotto history.

Thieves tow classic car

This 1967 classic Ford GT was stolen from a garage workshop in Mangakino overnight Saturday .

A 1967 classic Ford owned by a family for decades has been stolen from a garage in a small Waikato town.

Toyota gets Ferrari heart

The Toyota 'GT4586' - a one-of-a-kind Toyota 86 powered by a Ferrari V8 engine on display at Sema 2016 in Las Vegas.

Japanese coupe gets Italian power to create ultimate drift machine.

$142k car turns out a fake

The 'Ford 1970 XW GTHO Falcon' that turned out to be just a regular old Ford.

He thought it was one of rarest vintage Fords on the market. It wasn't - now he's $116k out of pocket with mounting legal bills.

Rod Stewart's old Lambo still rocks

The 1971 Lamborghini Miura first owned by rock legend Rod Stewart has sold at auction for NZ$1.54m.

A classic Lamborghini previously owned by Sir Rod Stewart still has enough "Ooh la la" for someone to pay NZ$1.54m for it.

Holden's Euro Commodore shock

Original VB Commodore was based on a German Opel. Sound familiar?

Holden driving down a road it travelled 38 years ago with its next-generation European Commodore.

The 10 best from Motorclassica video

Mercedes celebrated its 130th birthday with this replica of the first-ever, well, car: the Patent-Motorwagen.

Motorclassica is the finest collection of classic cars you'll see in Australasia. Here are our picks for best in show.

Rotorua perfect for rebel rousing

Rebel rousers' Brett Forlong and Jess Caulfield.

Organising one new festival for Rotorua is a risk...two is unheard of.

$1.4m car bought on phone app

The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for NZ$1.4m in a deal completed in an online transaction.

A man has hit the "buy now" button on his phone to pay NZ$1.4m for a classic car in what is being touted as the largest known in-app purchase ever.

Weirdly collectible Ford Falcons

Droopy AU model got even more droopy with the hot XR8. But weirder is better, we reckon.

Forget about the real classics, we reckon the oddball Falcons are the ones worth keeping.

Preserved classic cars honoured

The 1952 Ferrari Inter with owners and officials after being awarded a FIVA award at the Autoclasica in Argentina.

A 1952 Ferrari is the latest classic car to be honoured with a worldwide preservation award.

Manfeild hosting classic Mustangs

The Fleetwood Mustang pictured leading a field of historic muscle cars destined for Manfeild's track in November.

Some historic muscle cars are bound for Manfeild in Feilding.

The coolest Soviet-era cars

ZIL-112 Sports was the real thing: a properly sexy V8-powered racing car.

Some Eastern European cars really rocked. No, truly.

Restored Lambo gets track run

Lamborghini invested nearly 2000 hours of work in restoring this 350 GT to its pure, original state from the 1960s.

Lamborghini's painstaking restoration of a 350 GT from 1964 has involved nearly 2000 hours of work.

Ken Block unveils monstrous Mustang

Ken Block's new 1400 horsepower Hoonicorn V2 Mustang.

Ken Block has gone OTT with a reworking of his Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang.

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