Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu
Most people passionate about cars have owned a Morris Minor or can enjoy a good yarn about one. They form an integral part of motoring life and the Savage Collection expresses a strong representation of three very good examples.
The first was purchased from Bill Pyne who Roy Savage attributes to giving him the disease for collecting. Best mate and gym owner, Pyne was a leader in training the New Zealand tennis teams and in doing so, led Roy to become a key administrator for junior tennis. In 2004, Bill sold Roy the 1956 series II utility which has 25,000 miles approx. on the clock and is a delightful example of the rarer split screen model. It features a timber floor to the tray-back. The registration documents show just 3 previous owners. But before that, in 1992, Roy bought the absolutely sweet duck egg blue 1968 948cc 2 door sedan which has a mere 22,300 miles approx. odometer reading, as it conjured wonderful memories of his mother who drove Roy to school in one similar. His father said Morris Minors should be traded out of so several passed through Savage family life. There is a second utility being a 1957 980cc which also presents in excellent condition.