Garage 56

We are a small, low volume, Christchurch-based car dealership.

Tailored Vehicle Procurement

Specialising in importing interesting, rare or individual cars.

We sell the kind of cars we enjoy driving and owning.

Check our selection, both of vehicles that we have available now, and ones that are arriving soon.
We also offer a service to source exactly the car you want.
Further down the page you’ll see more details on this service.

Vehicle Selection

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, keep an eye on the website. In another couple of weeks we might have well have something you’re interested in. If there is anything you think we should be bringing in that we haven’t thought of yet, please get in contact.

Tailored Vehicle Procurement

If you’re looking for a particular vehicle you can’t find here– maybe a late MR2 turbo from Japan, a Manual V10 M5 from the USA, or an 80s Fiat from Europe – we can help.

We’ll find the vehicle, arrange the shipping, manage the paperwork, and bring the car through the strict NZ compliance system.

We charge a $1000 non-refundable deposit at the beginning. When you buy the vehicle it is deducted from the total cost.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch and we’ll get started looking for your next vehicle.

In general, if you can buy what you’re after locally, for a reasonable price, that will be the easiest option. But if you want an especially tidy car, a rare colour, or different specifications, there is just so much more choice available overseas.

How we choose what we sell

The vehicles must be interesting to us in some way. We love the technology that goes into cars, and some of the obscure models that come out of the blue: did you know that Nissan did a twin-charged Micra in the eighties? Or Alfa Romeo built a four door saloon based on the Lancia Integrale. (Although all Alfas are interesting because they are Alfas)! Otherwise, it should just be fun to drive, an MX-5 is conservative in its design details, but well executed and a drive will brighten up your day.

To sum it up, you could say we only sell cars that we would be happy to own ourselves.



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