The Omaka Classic Cars, however, changes their cars around so there were some differences to last time.
|Humber's Super Snipe was a well equipped car at the cheaper end of the luxury range. With seats like a couch and extra light power steering, they cruised along very quietly and smoothly, but weren't over endowed with power.|
|Holdens 308 V8 in Kingswood and Premier was matched...|
|....by Chryslers 318 Fireball in the Valiant and Regal.|
|Fastidiously restored 750 Honda was one of 4 known to come to NZ with the early gravity die-cast engine cases.|
Later models were pressure die-cast, which gave the alloy a much smoother finish.
|Renault's rear engined Dauphine is rarely seen in original condition.|
|The Jaguar Mk IX was the last model to use this body. With 4 wheel disc brakes and 3.8 XK motor it was a machine for covering the miles in comfort. It was the ultimate Jaguar saloon until it was replaced by...........|
|.....................the huge Mk X with its 4.2 motor and horrendous width.|
|Wolseley's 6/110 and Austin's similar A110 Westminster were popular 6 cylinder cars of the 60s.|
Strangely the Mk II models (as shown here) had 13"wheels, whereas the Mk Is were on 14".
Maybe the higher profiles softer ride was the reason for this.
|The 1500 VW beetles were are good car with their disc front brakes and their 12volt electrical system.|
I used to own one exactly this colour.
|The Isuzu Bellett sold well on the NZ market for a short time.|
So long since I've seen one, I had forgotten they existed.
|The 1958 Austin A95 Westminster came before the A110 or 6/110 (Wolseley) shown earlier.|
|The Subaru GFT coupe from 1978 was a rapid little car in its day.|
At the time it was unusual for a Japanese car in that it was front wheel drive.