Wild times of Paekakariki Hill climb
beam Company to compete at the Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man in 1922, an event the Sunbeam team won.
The car was brought to New Zealand in the 1920s. It was subsequently restored and returned to Europe and in 2006 put up for auction by Christies in Paris.
It failed to reach its estimated price of £600,000 to £700,000.
Wild ride: Roy Cowan races up Paekakariki Hill, amid precariously placed spectators
on February 24, 1951.