1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII – Affordable Alternative

October 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

As past owners of two Jaguar E-Types and current owners of a 1973 GT6 Mk III, Mike and Heather Greensill are well placed to answer the question. Back in the early 1980s they travelled via America to England, where they lived for three years. They soon found jobs in England; Heather talked her way into [...]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupé

August 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Steve Trott’s classic-car history is a little out of the ordinary, to say the least. For a start, he only has soft-tops. They’re always pre-war and currently have badges that say Packard, Auburn and Cadillac. A rare 1950 ‘bullet-nose’ Studebaker convertible was a rare departure. His 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupé has been superbly [...]

A Question of Balance

June 25th, 2017|Tags: , , |

At first sight, the boxy Lancia Fulvia Berlina announced in 1963 was an unlikely base for a timeless classic sports coupé and rally winner. The Berlina’s 1091cc V4 engine developed 43kW at 5800rpm, which made the solid, exceptionally well-engineered and finished 1030kg saloon merely an adequate performer. Top speed was 138kph and 0–100kph took 21.3 [...]

Anglo-American Rarity

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The Ford Consul 315 holds a special place in the hearts of quite a few New Zealand car enthusiasts. When new, this ‘Anglia on steroids’ was a popular family car. By the late sixties, young lads were finding the modest power of the 315’s 1340cc engine could easily be improved with hot-up parts, and the [...]

Quicksilver Messenger

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since I began writing about classic cars around 26-years ago, I’ve driven a huge range of classic and soon-to-be-classic cars – everything from a vintage Cadillac to an Aston Martin DBS; a Morris Minor to a Ford Galaxie and even a few single-seaters and historic sports racing cars. However, when I look back at all [...]