Garage Trea­sure Trove

New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide News -

When was the last time you cleared out your home garage? If you’re any­thing like Nzclassiccar’s deputy edi­tor, Ash­ley, the an­swer to that’ll prob­a­bly be last week­end — his cur­rent thor­ough­bred steed, a Grab­ber Or­ange Boss 302 Mus­tang, re­sides in a squeaky clean, su­perbly well-or­ga­nized garage. How­ever, if you’re more like this mag­a­zine’s es­teemed pub­lisher, Greg Vin­cent, things won’t be so well-sorted and tidy.

In­deed, he re­cently dis­cov­ered this vin­tage bot­tle of Redex lurk­ing in a spi­der-in­fested cor­ner of the garage that also houses his Tri­umph TR6.

Ap­par­ently he brought this bot­tle of petrol treat­ment back with him from the UK when he re­turned to New Zealand in the late ’80s — prior to the estab­lish­ment of the mag­a­zine. The vin­tage of the Redex is plain, as the lower ban­ner on the la­bel reads ‘FOR TO­DAY’S LOWER LEAD PETROL’ — ah, those were the days! Redex is still avail­able, and still claims to im­prove fuel con­sump­tion by keep­ing your car’s fuel sys­tem nice and clean — but ap­par­ently Greg never tried it in his trusty TR, as this par­tic­u­lar bot­tle re­mains res­o­lutely un­opened three decades later.

What vin­tage trea­sure trove have you got hid­den away in the home garage? Why not bring it kick­ing and scream­ing into the light of day, then snap a quick photo and send it into us, along with an ex­pla­na­tion of why your spe­cial prod­uct or item has been fes­ter­ing away and forgotten (un­til now) in your work­shop for don­key’s years!

Send your pho­tos and sto­ries to: edi­tor@clas­s­ic­car.co.nz.

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