Golden age

New Zealand Classic Car - - Reader's Writes -

Find at­tached a pho­to­copy of a photo taken in 1964 and pub­lished on page 90 of Matthew Wright’s book Cars Around New Zealand.

The photo shows a string of ve­hi­cles on the Wainuiomata Hill Road, and note the third car from the front, none other than a MKII Low­line (note the heavy chrome wind­screen sur­round) Ford Zodiac Farn­ham es­tate. You can see the roof rack, and it’s def­i­nitely a sta­tion wagon.

Could this be the same ve­hi­cle fea­tured in the New Zealand Clas­sic Car Is­sue No. 300, Jan­uary 2016?

Alas­dair JM Chapman, Twizel, South Can­ter­bury

Nice spot­ting, Alas­dair. Not too sure if it’s the same car — we’ll try to do some more de­tec­tive work. It’s quite ironic that the ar­ti­cle in the book headed ‘More cars — more roads’ is about con­ges­tion on our roads and the need to re­lieve pres­sure, par­tic­u­larly in Auck­land. Things haven’t changed much over the last four or five decades. AFW

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