Crushed boy racer car sells for $818
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:00a.m.
The first car to fall victim to Judith Collins’ anti-street racer law has been auctioned on Trade Me today for $818.
Bids for the ‘spunky little Nissan Laurel’ fluctuated today but the winning bid went to Paul from Franklin who won the bidding war with an Aucklander named Andrew.
The car, belonging to Daniel Briant from Paraparaumu, was crushed under a law introduced four years ago by the National Government in an attempt to crack down on illegal street racing.
Ms Collins was Police Minister at the time and the ‘boy racer’ legislation earned her the nickname ‘crusher’.
Her successor and current Police Minister Anne Tolley pushed the button which saw the car – valued around $9000 at the time of seizure – crushed by 150 tonnes of pressure on June 21.
Macaulay Metals listed the flattened car on the internet auction site to raise money for Youthline - a support service for young people.
The listing provides an amusing chronology of the car’s history.
“Many times he was told off for misbehaving and being naughty, but it was just too tempting and on one fateful day he was caught for a fourth time.
“Sadly for the little Nissan Laurel there was a ruling in the Kingdom, that such misbehaving was unacceptable, and so was ordered to execution by crushing,” the listing says.
There are 116 people whose cars are on their second strike and need one more before their cars suffer the same fate as Mr Briant’s Nissan Laurel.
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10/07/2012 11:25:34 a.m.
Minister Tolley behaves ridiculously, and trivialises the law by this behaviour. She's lucky to have a Ministerial Warrant at all.
Judith Collins has my respect.
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