Hot wheels: Fiery end to Nelson test drive as vehicle bursts into flames

Emergency services respond to a vehicle fire on Princes Drive in Britannia Heights, Nelson.
BRADEN FASTIER

Emergency services respond to a vehicle fire on Princes Drive in Britannia Heights, Nelson.

A car for sale in Nelson probably won't be bought after it burst into flames during a test drive.

The grey Volkswagen Passat was for sale in the suburb of Tahunanui and taken on a test drive when it caught on fire on Princes Drive, between Quebec Rd and Washington Rd.

The owner of the car didn't want to comment.

Police were notified of the event by the fire service at 2:30pm. Fire crews arrived at the scene to find the front of the car and engine on fire. 

A member of the public was "a good Samaritan" and had helped direct traffic, police said. 

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