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New zealand manufactured cars book

Get this from a library! New Zealand manufactured cars: a cottage industry. [Patrick Harlow" At one stage almost all the cars sold in New Zealand were assembled in this country by big names like Holden, Ford and Toyota. Less known is the fact that during this time New Zealand was also the Oct 13, 2017 Tuesday, 3 October 2017. New books from France and New Zealand May 08, 2012 NZ Cars A Cottage Industry I am in the process of just finishing a book on the history of New Zealand manufactured cars.

It has been almost 10 years in writingresearch stage and now it is almost ready to publish. New Zealand Manufactured Cars: A Cottage Industry At one stage almost all the cars sold in New Zealand were assembled in this country by big names like Holden, Ford and Toyota.

Less known is the fact that during this time New Zealand was also the producer of many home grown cars and still is, but on a much smaller scale. New Zealand had a long history of small garages and vehicle enthusiasts modifying and creating sports and sports racing cars.

Out of these interests grew the New Zealand kit and replica car industry with the introduction of fibreglass car bodies in the 1950s. The automotive industry in New Zealand supplies a market which has always had one of the world's highest car ownership ratios.

The distributors of new cars are essentially the former owners of the assembly businesses.