What were the most viewed motors of 2019? Online selling-site TradeMe has revealed the most popular vehicles listed on its site during 2019, with two very rare, and very expensive, motors taking out the top two spots.
A spokesperson for TradeMe said: “The most viewed vehicle of last year was a 2019 McLaren Senna, which appeared onsite for a cool $1.8 million. The victory grey coupe clocked up just shy of 146,000 views as eagle-eyed motoring enthusiasts around the country raced to site to check it out. Pulling up in second place was a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – the model made famous by Sean Connery in the James Bond film Goldfinger. This beauty comes with a $1.2 million price tag and is still up for grabs having drawn 141,000 views so far.
“While not technically high performance or a classic, a campervan also made the list. Social media influencer Logan Dodds became something of a star a few years back after a travel video he made went viral. His effort to find his ‘old girl’ a new home-generated nearly 54,000 views.
“The quirkiest vehicle to make the top 10 was a 1971 Bond Bug, one of just two in the country. Other classics to pique Kiwis’ interest included a collection of Landrovers, a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, a 1972 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R and a 1974 Mazda RX3.
“Then there was a 1965 Triumph Spitfire that came with a very honest description that while it looked great, it would never pass a warrant in its current state and would be ‘really really dangerous in a crash’. It was ready to be picked up from Uncle Maurice, who is a good talker, in Martinborough.”
The top ten
- McLaren Senna – 145,960 views
- James Bond Aston Martin – 141,000 views
- Nissan Skyline – 67,958 views
- Collection of Land Rovers – 77,500 views
- Ford Mustang – 59,878 views
- Triumph Spitfire – 59,475 views
- Bond Bug – 56,577 views
- Ferrari F12 – 55,655 views
- Logan Dodd’s campervan – 53,906 views
- Mazda RX3 – 53,534 views