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.
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!
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.
1979 Chrysler Scorpion Coupe 2.6 Ltr 5 speed manual in Yellow with Grey trim - this nice example was advertised on ebay.com.au in May 2019. Looks like a solid Scorpion with an excellent nody and paint, but needs a bit of a clean-up in the interior. Few come up these days and they're a great looking coupe. Expecting to see some price rises soon for these.
If you've got one (or a Mitsubishi Scorpion), sign up and add yours!
Spotted on Ebay Australia in May 2019 - must be the only Chrysler LeBaron Town and Country Convertible in Australia, or at most one of a handful, given there were only around 1,100 built. This example is in excellent condition, has air conditioning, power steering and power windows, upholstery and interior show almost no wear. Power top still works. This is something a little different which you don't ever see down under.. An interesting collector car if you're into 80s American vehicles. I think this is the first one on Classicregister.com!