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