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NZ Classic Car No 340 April 2019

New Zealand’s longest running classic car magazine – celebrated its 300th edition in January 2016, an amazing achievement for a publication which began as a simple idea to put local classic car owners in touch with event organisers, car clubs and trade professionals. NZ Classic Car has been a vital part of the local motoring scene for more than 25 years and features unique and extensive classic motoring coverage. NZCC’s enthusiastic and passionate writers cover the length and breadth of the country ensuring extensive classic motoring coverage. Our coverage of New Zealand’s motoring heritage remains unrivalled, especially in the field of motorsport history, plus we include stunning photography, authoritative features and event reports from throughout the country.

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3 мин.
oh, i wish i’d never sold that car …

Obviously, classic cars are frequent subjects of conversation in our office here. We bemoan the fact that ‘good’ cars we once owned were disposed of earlier in life — and, of course, long before we realized what they might be worth one day. At other times, we regret selling these cars simply because they were so much fun to drive. Among some of those cars that have been owned by the team here are a very-low-mileage one-owner as-new ’39 Ford V8 Deluxe, a BMW 2002 Ti, an Alfasud Sprint, and even cars such as Mk1 Cortinas and similar. A number of years ago, my wife drove a Triumph Herald that could have been the very car that featured on the cover of this magazine a couple of years back. All those cars…

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jaguar xj6 a special car

There’s a first time for everything — and some initial experiences are more memorable than others. When I first drove out of Palmerston North early in 1969, at the wheel of one of the first Jaguar XJ6 saloons to arrive in New Zealand, the immediate impression was, wow, this car is really special — it was, and it still is. The well-balanced styling was easy on the eye, the soothing ride and handling were top of the world, and the interior looked and felt like a gentleman’s club. This Jaguar was a landmark car, slinking down the road in near silence while its occupants admired the organic-looking tight-weave carpets and enjoyed the smell of luscious expensive leather and polished wood. Here was the ambience of a Rolls-Royce, and all for a bargain…

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xj6 with an open-air feeling

Survivor classic or older cars are special because they are original, unmolested, and usually greatly loved. Sue Jury’s English White 1976 Jaguar XJ6C pillarless hardtop coupé falls neatly into this category. The Jury Jaguar has been in the same family for all but a few months of its 42-year life, and the car’s fine condition is testament to the manner in which it has been cared for and almost always garaged. Sue and husband David have a passion for Jaguars, and a newer example of the marque resides alongside the XJ6C in the couple’s North Shore home in Auckland. In the blood Sue could not help but admire Jaguars after her upbringing — her father, Dr Ian Wilson, combined his passion for flying with a passion for the Coventry cats. Ian was on…

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from the great wall of china to the eiffel tower

Talk about 55 days in Peking — it’s going to be something like 36 days out of Peking, or 14,000km of deserts, mountains, boulders, forests, tracks, metal roads, no roads, some tarmac, mud, mud, and more mud, rallycross courses, race tracks, countryside, and cities. Along the way, the 240 contestants will push; pull; lift; abuse; coerce; and, finally, drive their cars from Beijing, China to Paris, France. Something started 112 years ago Two of this year’s rally contestants will be attempting to finish something that another pair who have long since departed this world, started in 1907 — the year that the first Peking to Paris motor rally was run. Forty entrants shrank to only five on the start line that day, and two Frenchmen on a 1907 motorized French tricycle were…

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this time, it’s even further

When Garry told us in 2016 that he was seriously thinking about entering the Rally of the Incas 2016, our immediate thought was that this is not some short, week-long jaunt around a couple of tourist spots in South America; no sir, Rally of the Incas is an epic 28-day journey which starts from the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, and ends in Lima, Peru. It first heads south along the Atlantic coast to the world-famous Valdes Peninsula before turning inland to the mountains and the spectacular volcanoes of the Chilean Lake District before reaching the Pacific coast of Chile. Then north through the high Andes, taking in the vast landscapes of the arid Atacama Desert, the verdant Argentine wine region, and the windswept Altiplano. It also includes a few unforgettable days…

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old morgans never die …they just go and see derek

New Zealand’s version of the famous Malvern Hills factory is an unassuming unit on the side of an industrial block in Henderson, Auckland. Grand, it is not. In fact, it’s hard to find unless you know what you are looking for. Similarly, while Derek Atkinson is almost as iconic a figure among New Zealand Morganites as Charles Morgan is in the UK, there’s much less of the playboy about Derek, which probably gives him a stronger reputation overall. Just as all Morgans have been through the gates at the Malvern factory, it’s almost certain that any Morgan restored in New Zealand has been through Derek’s hands. Derek gave up counting long ago, but he says that someone once totted up more than 50 Morgan projects, so the total will be well…