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.

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.