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We Had One of Those Too!

$49.00 NZD

We Had One of Those Too! is a celebration of the cars commonly seen on New Zealand roads during the golden age of motoring, from 1950 through to 1970, and before cars started to all look and drive the same. This book is filled with a collection of cars that Kiwis loved and drove during these decades.


Beautifully illustrated with the car sales brochures of the period, this classic artwork also forms a chronological survey of design trends. Accompanying the brochures are descriptions of each car that mix technical details with social history.


These were the cars we kept for years, that carried us back and forth to work, took us on holidays, to rugby matches, to the shops and the pub. Included are British models such as the Jowett Javelin, Austin Atlantic, Rover 90, Jaguar E-Type and the Triumph Spitfire, American makes such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro, the Aussie Holden Torana, and European cars such as the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and the Fiat Crusader.


Now mostly disappeared from New Zealand roads and rarely seen, these cars are still held in fond regard – We Had One of Those Too! is nostalgia on four wheels.


  • Written Stephen Barnett
  • 216 pages
  • Hardback book
  • ISBN: 9780947503918


Stephen Barnett is a writer and editor. He spent many years working in book publishing and is the author and co-author of a number of books on social history and popular culture. He grew up familiar with a variety of old vehicles and was able to pick up enough rudiments of maintenance and inventive repair to keep a variety of Minis, vintage cars, motorcycles and a Ford Special on the road. Stephen Barnett lives in Auckland. His own We Had One of Those is a 1964 Rover 110.