Spotted on Ebay UK in June 2019 - Colt Galant 2000 GTO GS-R. Introduced in 1973 the export GTO GS-R (Grand Sport & Rally) was only available in select right hand drive countries and featured unique factory fitted wheel arch extensions and modified front valance. The interior had a special leather trimmed steering wheel and an eight dial instrument panel. Power was supplied by a 2 litre straight four OHC engine mated to a five speed gearbox. The styling was definitely influenced by contemporary American muscle cars and there is a striking resemblance to Ford's Mustang.
Spotted this nice example on M & M Investment Cars. A nice example of the S500, this one from 1996 just before the facelift (no side airbags or reversing sensors etc in the bumpers on this one). Nice looking car, looks great in white. Check out the other S500 coupes on the register below.
Spotted on Ebay Usa in June 2019, this is a relatively low mileage example in good condition. The C140s, being one of the lowest production S class coupes, are expected to skyrocket in value in the decades ahead, but for the moment (2019), some are available at excellent prices, including this one which sold for less than $10,000 USD. The last of the Bruno Sacco REAL Benz cars. The higgest quality, and you really feel it when you drive them even nearly 30 years after the cars introduction. If you've got one of these rare Benz's, sign up and add yours to the register.
Original example spotted on trademe.co.nz in June 2019. Needs a bit of TLC but in exceptional condition for a car that's been kept on the road all this time. 86,000 original miles, a great alternative to the celica or datsun coupes of the 1970s, and very few around (although they did build these in NZ). There's big interest in these cars over in Australia where there are very few. If you have a Galant coupe upload yours to the register!
It's been a while since one has been added to the register - this one another NZ vehicle with the unique New Zealand stripes. Looks to be mostly there and original (with correctly numbered engine), it does however have a fair bit of rust. A great project, the 1275 GT Minis are becoming a rare classic these days. Hoping someone picks up this bargain. This was originally spotted on trademe.co.nz in June 2019. If you've got a classic 1275GT, sign up and add yours to the register - we'd be interested to hear its story, whether its Euopean, South African or NZ!
This interesting Australian Clubman GT (with chassis prefixe YG2S8) was advertised for sale with turners.co.nz in June 2019. It appears to have an 1100S 1275cc engine in it, enhanced and modified. But there are plenty of the original bits still there. Would like to see this one brought back to original secs of course - there were only ever a couple of hundred Australian built GTs brought to NZ - very rare!
Advertised on Allex Holland Classic Cars in June 2019 (see here: http://www.alexhollandclassiccars.com/category/future-classics/), this is a nice clean low KM example of the C140 S class coupe - the rarest of the S class coupes, and a future classic. The traditoinal two tone silver looks great on these cars, and this has to be one of Bruno Sacco's finest designs.
This is my 1996 CL500 (Australian delivered C140 coupe - future classic), which I purchased in June 2019, with approximately 157,000km on the clock. An extremely rare car these days, you'd be lucky to see a couple a year on the roads - reason being that there were so few built globally (less than 30,000, and probably less than 1,000 for the Australian market?). If anyone has the stats I'd love to know. Runs and drives like nothing else I've ever had.
The last of the REAL Mercedes coupes. This CL500 presents in excellent condition, and was advertised on Trademe.co.nz in May 2019. The C140 ran from the early 1990s, and as far as we're concerned are the best of the coupes Merc built, and now are available at some very low prices. We expect to see prices of the S500 / CL500 cars increase significantly over the next decade as they are a very low production coupe by modern standards.
A very rare New Zealand delivered new MK2 Cooper S finished in Island Blue. This example was advertised on trademe NZ in May 2019. Looks to have been very well restored to its original specifications. I think this is the first Austin on the register which is a NZ new car! All rebuilt to original specifications.