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This month in Classic Car

26 September, 2019



October’s New Zealand Classic Car is on sale now. This month, one of the great classic cars on a beauty per dollar basis, the MGA, graces our cover. We’ve often said MGs are great way to get into classic cars because they are usable, well supported by other enthusiasts, they are robust and parts are readily available and not expensive.


When it comes to using a classic it doesn’t get better than the Peking to Paris rally… at least you can read about it this month.


Garry Boyce describes this ultimate bucket list adventure.


Part one is in our October issue, on sale now, and part two will be published next month.


Also in this issue, a very tasteful hack which created New Zealand’s poshest ute — a Daimler!

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The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?