The winning issue of New Zealand Classic Car

7 April, 2016


New Zealand Classic Car Issue No. 304 gives you an in-depth look at the individual, survivor, and team winners at the 2016 New Zealand Classic Car show held in February. We drive the new Ford Mustangs, and we introduce our newest feature ‘Classic Marketplace’ covering the world of classic car auctions and investments with James Nicholls Sotheby’s Australia. Don’t miss all of our regular features from Cars for Sale (including two gems from down south in the Editor’s Pick section), and a full round-up of all the classic motorsport action from around the country.

2016 New Zealand Classic Car Show

Individual Winner: 1961 E-Type Roadster

Follow the journey of Simon Crispe’s immaculate E-Type from Scotland to Dubai, to these fair shores and see what goes into building a winning car.

Teams Winner: Team Porsche

Dean Huston was service manager at Continental Porsche for many years so naturally, his 1970 911 is something special. A story of true camaraderie and passion.

David and Michelle Mackrell’s 356A is a gorgeous piece of machinery treated to the best by the best. Their passion for the brand knows no limits.

Survivor Winner: MGTF

This fantastic little MG has a wonderful history and story that begins 80 years ago.

Grab your copy of New Zealand Classic Car Issue No. 304 to check out the stories behind all of these beautiful cars. The magazine is in store now, or you can buy a copy below:

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.