Close this search box.

New Zealand Classic Car – Issue 351 on sale now

26 February, 2020



The latest issue of New Zealand Classic Car has just hit the shelves. 

With over 100 hundred pages on offer, this issue has something for everyone, providing you have a certain passion for gorgeous French classics. The phrase, ‘a picture tells a thousand words’, is perfectly suited to this month’s cover. Two stunning Renault Alpines with so much in common, despite the 47 year age gap, but in a way couldn’t be more further apart. We take to the streets in these two stunners and reveal what’s under the skin of both these beauties.

Carrying on with our French theme, we belatedly celebrate 100 years of Citroën with an old favourite, the Citroën DS 23 Pallas. The curvaceous shape and lines of this distinctive and beautiful French icon was the perfect recipe for it to be voted the most beautiful car ever by a well known international magazine back in 2009. 

If French styling isn’t your cup of tea then don’t despair, there is plenty of great content including 100 years of Mazda and Donn Anderson takes us back three decades to when he was taken for a ride in piece of automotive history, a genuine Ford GT40. Michael Clark catches up with our very own drag racing legend, Garth Hogan, for part two of his great accomplishments over the decades and we take a look at the eight cars that were displayed at the first exhibition concerned with the aesthetics of motor car design plus much, much more.

Get yours in store now or delivered to your door from – New Zealand Classic Car – Issue 351.

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?