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Garage ornament heaven auction to take place in July

12 June, 2017

Calling all petrolheads — R.A. Proctor Auctioneers will be hosting the auction to cure your winter blues. The automotive, garagenalia, associated memorabilia, and vehicle auction will take place at the corner of Humber and Nen streets in Oamaru, at 12pm on Saturday, July 1, and includes a huge array of all sorts of automotive goodness. 

Among the items for sale is a collection of more than 40 rare and vintage petrol pumps, such as American, Bowser, and Lighthouse, as well as signs, bottles, racks, stationary engines, number plates, and more. Larger objects include a 1939 Ford hot rod with current WOF and rego, a 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible with current WOF and rego, a 1939 Ford body suitable for placement as a very cool piece of garden art, a ’60s Concord 20-foot caravan in excellent condition, and a 1945 Field Marshall tractor that was restored around 40 years ago and still starts first pop! 

For more information and photos, keep an eye on; phone
03 467 9368, 027 432 2907, or 021 477 682; or email [email protected]

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.