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NZ Classic Car #342 (June) on sale now

21 May, 2019




The Falcon GT dominates the cover of the latest issue of New Zealand Classic Car (#342) much as its GTHO siblings did at Bathurst from 67-72.


Also in this issue a beautiful Bora, a pristine Porsche 356 Type 1 that’s so much part of the family it lives in the lounge, and a Plymouth Road Runner that occasionally gets to flex its muscles at the drags.


Michael Clark moves onto the coffee in the second part of his Lunch With Graeme Lawrence, we look at a stately and stylish 41 Caddy , with an engine that literally pushed tanks around in the Second World War and, in our technical feature, we look at how to avoid heartache when prepping your car for painting.

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You can purchase a copy of New Zealand Classic Car #342 now by clicking the cover below


Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

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.