Kiwi car lovers can take a drive down memory lane with a new display at Auckland's Motat Museum.
The Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat) has recently unveiled its first permanent exhibition since its Aviation Display opened two years ago.
"Motor Nation" showcases a collection of restored historic cars, each with their own unique story and looks at New Zealand's relationship with cars, how they have shaped society, and what they mean to us today.
The exhibition, which opened with more than 17 classic cars, will be updated periodically. It features seven eras of NZ's infatuation with cars - Dream Cars, First Love, Passing Acquaintance, Labour of Love, Power and The Passion, The End of the Affair and Only in New Zealand.
Among the vehicles on display are the museum's oldest car, a Brush Roundabout which is more than 100 years old, as well as a 1965 Trekka, the only car to be designed and mass-produced in New Zealand.
There is also a Studebaker Dictator, a model that was in production for 10 years in the lead up to the Second World War. The title was eventually scrapped in 1937 because of its association to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.
Other vehicles include a Morris Mini, in near original condition; a Packard Clipper Hearse; a Jaguar Mark V; and a Hudson Super Six, a 1919 tourer model that was one of the fleet of seven-seater Super Sixes that made up the backbone of the New Zealand service car network.
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