23,000 auto parts, what would you grab?

23 November, 2014


Win one of ten Repco gift cards worth $50 by telling us what you’d use it for

If you want to feel totally immersed in automotive products and parts just head to Repco’s new auto centre over at 79 Wairau Road on Auckland’s North Shore. They’ve opened the doors to their new store — which happens to be the biggest Repco in the country — and you’ll have more than 23,000 parts available to you over the counter as well as access to approximately 450,000 automotive parts to be ordered in if need be.

Repco’s first Auto Centre was opened in Lower Hutt three months back, and it wasn’t long until the concept travelled up the country to Auckland. Everything related to automotive parts, tools and equipment can be found under its roof. And while you’re in the store you can check out the interactive touchscreens, which you’ll be able to use to search for tips on such things as changing wiper blades, performing body repairs, and information on filters.


To celebrate the opening of Repco’s new auto centre, we have ten Repco gift cards worth $50 to give away — all you need to do to go in the draw is to scroll down to the bottom of this post to the ‘comments’ section and share a comment stating what you’d spend your gift card on.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.