We Had One of Those Too!


We Had One of Those Too!


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We Had One of Those Too! celebrates even more motoring memories from New Zealand’s golden age of motoring. Filled with a beautifully illustrated collection of cars, from the 1950s through to the 1970s, that Kiwis loved and drove during that period, this book is literally a nostalgic drive down memory lane. We Had One of Those Too! showcases the cars that have become icons of New Zealand popular culture, and that we, or our parents and grandparents owned. Featuring 35 cars We Had One of Those Too! is delightfully illustrated using the evocative artwork of sales brochures of the times, and includes details of the cars technical descriptions, along with text about its social history and nostalgia. Featured cars include: `Continuing to celebrate New Zealand’s golden age of motoring.’ 1947 Austin A40 Devon 1947 Renault 4CV 1948 Austin A70 Hereford 1948 Land Rover 1949 Austin A90 Atlantic 1949 Volkswagen Kombi 1952 Austin A40 Somerset 1953 Ford Prefect 100E 1953 MG Magnette ZA and ZB 1953 Rover 90 1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1957 Vauxhall Victor F Series 1958 Hillman Husky 1959 Daimler SP250 1959 Sunbeam Alpine 1961 Fiat 1500 Crusader 1961 Jaguar E-TYPE 1961 MG Midget 1961 Simca 1000 1961 Triumph TR4 1961 Wolseley 6/110 1962 Humber Super Snipe Series IV 1962 MGB 1962 Triumph Spitfire 1963 Ford Corsair 1964 Ford Mustang 1966 Chevrolet Camaro 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe 1968 Jaguar XJ6 1969 Holden Torana 1970 Morris Kimberley & Tasman While many of these cars are no longer seen on New Zealand roads, they are still bring back fond memories of times past. We Had One of Those Too!, like the cars it features, and its companion title We Had One of Those!, is a classic and will proudly sit on the coffee table of any car, design or nostalgia enthusiasts.

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Dimensions 285 mm

Stephen Barnett

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STEPHEN BARNETT is a writer and editor with an enthusiasm for old vehicles. He has attempted, usually successfully, to keep on the road a variety of Minis, Ford Specials, vintage cars and motorcycles. Stephen spent many years in New Zealand book publishing, editing and commissioning books and is himself the author of more than 25 titles published in the UK, Australia, Germany, as well as New Zealand, mainly on social history and popular culture. His titles include the original We Had One of Those!, NZ! NZ! In Praise of Kiwiana, At the Beach: A Picture Book of Old Auckland and the recently published Kiwiana. Stephen also works in television, most recently with the documentary series Making New Zealand. He lives in Auckland where he works part-time as a newspaper subeditor.



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