10. Warrick Motor Carrier in New Zealand – ‘Pigpen’

Warrick Motor Carrier in New Zealand – ‘the Pigpen on Wheels’

Auction: Collectors’ Cars in Nelson, New Zealand, 14 September, 2008.

The Warrick Motor Carrier ‘PK 5071’ was in an auction in New Zealand. The auction house put an estimate of $22,000-$27,000 on it.

Overseas sales of the Warrick were steady and a number of examples were sold new to New Zealand in chassis form and bodied locally.

This particular Warrick was delivered new to New Zealand in rolling chassis form and a body was constructed locally to meet requirements. From the catalogue description:

‘Purchased by the current vendor around ten years ago it has been completely restored in the form of a delivery vehicle by Bob Harrison of Christchurch and is offered for sale in superb cosmetic condition. Warricks are a rare find and this well presented example would make an interesting museum display although we are informed by the vendor that it ‘motors well’ and would thus be equally suitable for Veteran Car Club rallies.’

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Here’s a previous picture of this Warrick pick-up.

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Greg Warrick had an old newspaper clipping regarding the above Warrick Motor Carrier in New Zealand, which I reproduce below. I’ll try to make contact with the new owner of the vehicle to get some up-to-date pictures and information about my Warrick Motor Carrier’s cousin across the sea…

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Driving a Warrick is certainly an interesting experience, but I must take issue with the last paragraph of the article above: ‘Driven backwards…?’

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