It was obviously a very popular colour in NZ - of the few GTs we have on the register here, the Brown / Bronze GTs are the most numerous. This one looks to be in great condition, and was asking $10K NZD in Oct 2019 on trademe.co.nz. The owner noted at the time that the carpet is original, and in great condition. Seats look to have an aftermarket re-trim in similar to original colours..
Lovely combination, this rare 420 SEC is finished in white with contrasting red cloth interior. This example was spotted for sale on trademe.co.nz in Sep 2019, and seems to be a well looked after example with (relatively) low ks. The car is noted on carjam as an aftermarket import. Like Australia, it's hard to find a NZ delivered car with the cloth seats like this. This one most likely came from Hong Kong or Japan.
Subaru Impreza WRX STI version 2 (Japanese Domestic Market - Imported to New Zealand)
First full production STI (first version was taken off WRX production line with STI 'bits' added after)
Factory standard except for big bore exhuast
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!
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.