Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat) has been revealed as the buyer of the first car to be crushed under anti-boy racer laws.
Motat paid $818 for the former Nissan Laurel that was put up for online auction after it was crushed at a Lower Hutt scrap yard.
The history-making Laurel used to belong to Paraparaumu 19-year-old Daniel Briant, who was the first to lose a car under the Sentencing (Vehicle Confiscation) Amendment Act, which requires a car to be seized and destroyed following a third illegal street racing offence.Motat plans to use the car to highlight the dangers associated with transport as well as to show the workings of pneumatics and hydraulics - the technology which crushed the car, 3News reports.
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