Welcome to the home of LTC. Take advantage of our knowledge, experience and brokerage expertise to find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs and budget. If the right vehicle is available in NZ we can track it down for you. If not, we'll source the best of it's kind from Japan. The vehicles you see here are typical of the most popular models we are asked to procure. Talk to us first before buying your next used vehicle. Our free advice will save you time and money. We also provide a full vehicle valuation service to our trade and individual customers.  Click here to see cars currently for sale.

LTC Services

Vehicle Brokerage

Vehicle Imports

Vehicle Valuations

LTC can source the vehicle you  want, at the lowest possible cost and to your exact requirements.

We will provide advice as to whether a suitable unit is available in New Zealand or needs to be specially imported. All advice is totally free. We only charge when a transaction is made and our fees are transparent and reasonable, and included in the quoted price.

You will be given a firm quote for your vehicle e.g "Not more than $XXXX but could be less".

No money is payable until a vehicle that meets your requirements is sourced. Delivery times and details are explained.

LTC were among the first NZ motor vehicle dealers to import quality used Japnaese vehicles.

We have direct representation in Japan. Our team on the ground there follow a strict set of guidelines, and a process developed over a number of years, that ensures we source only the highest quality vehicles for our customers.

We are able to 100% verify the vehicle status, history and true distance travelled.

We'll take care of everything for you including compliance and whatever it takes to get your newly imported vehicle on the road.

LTC are NZ motor vehicle industry leaders in providing accurate, reliable and realistic valuations for all types of wheeled vehicles including:

Cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters, trailers, caravans, motor-homes, horse floats, light commercials, and classic and collectible vehicles.

Our valuations are suitable for:

• Pre-accident value

• Retail value

• Wholesale value

• Disputes Tribunal and
Small Claims certificates

• Finance and Insurance applications

• Fleet valuations

• Deceased estates

Valuation costs start from as little as $60 plus GST (plus travel time if applicable).

Our signed valuation certificate is emailed to you as a PDF file.

Contact Graham today to arrange a physical vehicle inspection or to discuss your requirements.


About LTC

The Lawton Taylor Cars company (LTC) was founded in 1954 by R.H (Dick) Lawton and Don Boyle.

Beginning as motorcycle repairers they soon expanded into new and used motorcycle sales, later including new Suzuki automobiles. In the 1970's Peter Lawton took over his father's share and in 1980 Graham Taylor bought the other half.

The business expanded again to include used car dealerships, hire-purchase finance, and, in 1989 was one of the early adopters of importing motor vehicles from Japan. Eventually, the motorcycle shop was sold off and the focus became importing and wholesaling vehicles to the trade along with an automotive valuation service to the insurance industry.

When Peter retired in 2006, Graham took over full ownership and the position of CEO.
Today Lawton and Taylor Ltd. operate as brokers, wholesalers and valuers serving both the trade and retail sectors.

Contact LTC

Mobile Phone: 027 481 5500

Skype: graham.taylor501

Postal Address:
Apt. D4/ 1 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, Wellington. 6021

Contact me by phone or email anytime or use the enquiry form and I'll be back to you promptly. Thank you.

The Lawton Taylor Cars company was founded on a passion for sourcing premium quality vehicles at the fairest prices.
This passion remains unchanged after 34 years of service to hundreds of satisfied customers.

Our knowledge and expertise is second to none in the used Japanese vehicle importation market.

As a trusted and dependable provider of vehicle valuation services to the NZ motor vehicle industry for both trade and retail, you can rely on LTC for accurate and realistic valuations for any purpose.