Considering buying a classic? Check out Turners Cars’ massive line-up!

15 November, 2016

The National Classic Car Online Auction at Turners Cars is gathering steam with some truly amazing cars up for sale.  The online auction will run from Friday, November 25 and will close on Monday, December 5. No matter what level of collector or enthusiast you are, there’s sure to be something that’ll tickle your fancy — and cars will be on show at the 11 Turners Cars branches throughout New Zealand, so you can get along to your nearest branch, or organize a road trip to check them all out, and have a  look and see if you find the car of your dreams.  

If Fords are your thing, then there are plenty here, from the 1929 Ford Pickup Model A Roadster to the 1974 Ford Capri, with a couple of great Mustangs and a 1964 Ford Thunderbird in-between. There’s also three rare Fords that will turn anyone’s head; a 1970 Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500, a 1974 Ford XB GT Falcon, and the extremely rare 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT-HO Phase II that was one of only 14 that raced at Bathurst in 1970, driven by the legendary Bob Holden.

If you daydream about the era of drive-in movies, then perhaps the 1959 Cadillac De Ville, the 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer, or the 1956 Chevrolet Belair will pique your interest. Going back even further towards the birth of the modern motor car, we have a Dodge Senior 6 from 1929 and fully restored 1928 Willys-Knight.

For the project-minded the 1965 Mk2 Jaguar could be the car for you, or for those after the thrill of the chase perhaps the Oldsmobile 88 Delta CK with Sheriff’s livery will do the trick. Or for the Japanese-minded there’s a 1980 Suzuki CXG Coupe that’s only done 142kms, as well as a potentially one-of-a-kind 1974 Toyota Crown Coupe  in incredible condition, giving a window into the luxury sports models of the early ’70s.  

There’s plenty more; BMWs and Mercs from the ’80s, three beautiful MGs … the list goes on! All the cars are on Turners Cars’ website, with lots of information and plenty of pictures.  If you have any enquiries, the consultant for each vehicle is specific in each listing.

And remember,  if you’re thinking about selling your car, then this is the time and place to do it. Entries will be accepted until November 18, 2016. 

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.