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New Zealand Staff Officer's Record of His "Ford" Here Is the record of a Ford Car used by a New Zealand Staff Officer whose name is familiar to every New Zealander: ■Mileage, 1914 . • ... 600 191.i ... 12,000 , 19lfi ... 14.000 1917 ... 14,000 1918 ... _14,J00 Total 51,600 Crossed the Rimutakas 6SO Times without;»stop or hitch of any kind, though journeys were made at all hours, day and ni.shc, in all weathers. Analysis *of Cost per WI.11& during 191S : Average 1 petrol consumption; 2!) miles to gallon purchased :it war prices ... ... 13d. mile Cost of tyres per mile IJd- »» Cost of repair, lubrien-' ■. lion oi!s and grease ... i\d. „ Cost of deprecation 20% p.a.; interest 5% p.a. ; and insurance ... 3d. „ T« t«l .cost per mile, in- eS^J eluding coit of car •• «>^Cl» >j Only Four "Stops" in. Four Years Causes: (1) Want of oil on commutator—own fault. (2) Ran out Petrol. (.>) Ran into a train at 25----miles p.hl (4) Differential troublebreakdown. f n the last case, which occurred in. the city, it was exact!y.4O minutes from the time of breakdown to starting again, and during this forty minutes a complete new rear axle and differential was fitted. Proof of the absolute authenticity of '.his record will be given to any inter- ■ cited enquirer. The Colonial Motor Co., Ltd. nit - Wellington - Timarii —I—l-L. '*' "*7 J. E. RULE, Ashburton, Agent.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919