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Work with Protecta

3 April, 2017


If you love cool cars and dealing with great people, then the team at Protecta Insurance may have the dream job waiting for you. Despite providing insurance cover for more than 30 years, the company has just had its biggest month ever, and the current staff level won’t be enough as the company continues to grow.

As you’ll likely know, Protecta isn’t your average boring insurance company, but one where the staff own, drive, and love classic and custom cars and motorbikes. It’s also the driving force behind the biggest monthly car meet in the country — Caffeine & Classics  — as well as the sponsor of countless other events around the country. 

If you’re knowledgeable and passionate, about both cars and offering a high level of customer service, Protecta has opportunities in Customer Service, Claims, and Sales available. So, if you think Protecta Insurance sounds like your sort of place to work, contact the team for a chat on [email protected] or call 0800 776 832.

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.