at 9 Coleridge Street, Sydenham, Christchurch , 8024
Rare Spares NZ has the largest range of new and used parts for most models of Holden, Ford and American muscle cars in the country
Rare Spares New Zealand was founded late 1987 and opened for business early 1988 after a buying trip to Australia to stock the shop of 1000sq ft. At this stage a one man band, Ian King the Company’s owner specialized in wrecking Holdens and performing mechanical work, engine transplants, diff & gearbox modifications, all this and selling the range of Rare Spares products kept the company busy. The company grew and after 18 months leased the adjoining premises for storage (another 1000sq ft) and added 2 new staff members to help. March 1991 saw the company shift to new premises in Orbell St, Sydenham of 4000sq ft, now with 3 members of the Rare Spares team there was never a dull moment for the team with the frequent trips to Australia buying parts and always expanding the companies inventory and knowledge. Many promotional business trips, displays at car shows, swap meets around New Zealand saw the company continue to grow past the abilities of the current building and staff. Late 1993 Ian King realized that new special premises were required and went looking for the prefect or close to it building for the company to shift into. They were not to be found and a bare block of land was purchased just prior to Xmas. Plans were done in late 1994. The shift was on, which took a team of 11 people and 2 trucks, car trailers etc six weeks to shift. Nov 1st 1994 Rare Spares opened the doors at 9 Coleridge St for business, with 5 staff, new premises 9500sq ft, 1500sq ft of it showroom the company had never looked better. Now with years of experience and with a staff of 9 the Rare Spares NZ team has the largest range of products and services available to the New Zealand restorer or street machiner. The company still wrecks Holdens and Fords of most years and models, from mid 60’s to late 90’s. It holds a huge range of parts for everyday later model family cars to keep your daily driver alive and carries all those super hard to find parts for that resto job, 2 mechanics perform an array of jobs in the workshop, from fitting headlight bulbs to engine overhauls, custom re-powers etc. The company offers recondition exchange service for engines, starters, alternators, carbs, p/s racks, gearbox’s and anything else there is demand for. Back in 1988 Rare Spares (ChCh) Ltd as it was then was appointed South Island Distributor of Rare Spares Products and by early 1995 after an exceptional performance and lobbying head office, Rare Spares New Zealand was formed which took over as National Distributor. Area stockists were soon appointed all around the country and the country needs were supplied from Christchurch. In 2000 Rare Spares opened its Retail Car Sales division “SuperSport Cars LMVD” specializing in Australian Holdens and Fords. It has 50-60 Commodores, Falcons to choose from, throw in some earlier model Holden & Chev, Camaro, Corvette, Impala, Mustangs etc and you have Christchurchs best selection in one place. If you’re looking for parts, special accessories, advice, servicing or even a new Commodore or Falcon look no further. Welcome to the world of Rare Spares New Zealand!!! Goal Our mission/aim is to make the restorer or street machiners job easier, we believe that when a customer wants to restore a car, that if we can make the job of getting all the parts, advise & information he needs easy then there's more chance that he will restore the car, too many good cars are crushed in New Zealand every year. We see this as a huge loss. In the future there will be less good old cars to choose from to restore and in turn less customers. We continually get offered restorable cars and if there is any chance of saving it rather than wrecking it then we try to find it a home. By selling it to a keen restorer it’s a win win situation, we create and nurture a new client and the client gets what he wants. We strive to be as professional, courteous and informative as possible. We will go the extra mile for our customers.We continue to search out and add new products to our range. Restoring and building cars and expressing your personality via your car is a New Zealand pastime, we're here to help. Second Hand Parts Rare Spares New Zealand dismantles a specific range of Australian origin cars, wagons & Utes. We cover second hand parts for Falcons all models, Holdens EK-WB, Commodores all models, Torana's & Sunbird's LC-UC, Valiants VG-CM. We have wrecked models outside of this range so try us anyway. We source parts for cars such as Cortina, Escort & Capri, some early Japanese models, USA cars such as Mustang, Camaro, F100 & Chev Trucks, Chev full size from 1955 - on. We offer a range of reconditioned parts such as powersteer box's for HQ-WB, XA-XF & carburetors for 202-253-308, starters & alternators, steering racks & radiators, for popular models We store a large range of parts under cover to maintain there quality and usefulness. We guarantee all our parts unless sold as core units for reconditioning or repair. We will accurately describe parts and guarantee our description, we have ability to photograph and email photos prior to purchase. For anything second hand for your project try us. You never know !!!
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