NEW BRITISH CARS
700 FOR WHOLE DOMINION
P.A. CHRISTCHURCH, this day. New British cars should arrive in New Zealand within two to three months. The first to arrive since the beginning of 1940, they will be little different from pre-war models, except in price.
American cars are not expected to arrive for six or eight months. Only one manufacturer, one of the largest in Britain, will be represented in the first shipments, which will, it is expected, total between 600 and 700 for the whole of New Zealand. The range will include 8, 10, 12 and 16 h.p. models.
The 10 h.p. model, which sold <• t £380 in 1940, will cost something over £600, with other prices in proportion. More than £100 in the case of the 10 h.p. job will represent taxes and other costs on landing in New Zealand.
Other British manufacturers are on the job but it is not likely that the other British makes will be here before- Christmas. System of Priorities? A decision is awaited from th'i Government as to how the cars will be sold. It 13 likely that a system of priorities, like that now apply ing to trucks, will be introduced. This may ot based on the monthly gallonage of petrol used by the intending purchaser.
New British truck chassis are expected to reach Christchurch within a month or six weeks.
Already people were trying to order new models, said one importer. Cheques were being offered now for future delivery. In view of the certainty of some form of rationing of sales, he was not accepting any crricrs.
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NEW BRITISH CARS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
NEW BRITISH CARS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
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