About Us


Chris Bird has been selling quality vehicles to New Zealanders for longer than he would care to remember.  From the early pre Japanese Import days from his yard in Dunedin to today’s world of internet based sales Chris has seen a lot of changes in the Motor Industry.  Running a large Used Car dealership on Moorhouse Avenue for many years Chris could see the changes the internet was having on the way people looked for and purchased their next car.  No longer did people “walk the avenue” looking from yard to yard searching for their next car, people where starting to search online instead.  Anticipating the changes this would bring to the industry Chris sold his large well known Used Car Dealership, and decided to step back a bit and ‘take it easy’. He took a trip to Japan to thank his very loyal Japanese Agents for their years of successful supply of only the VERY BEST quality, low kilometre Japanese vehicles. Whilst there, he saw an opportunity to import Late Model, Low Kilometre European vehicles: Audi, Volkswagen, BMW and Ford to name a few. He was absolutely astounded at the quality and amazing value he could offer his New Zealand clients. He decided to set up a small lower overhead business selling ‘as new’, mostly one owner European cars and wagons at affordable prices. Without the staff costs and overheads of the large dealership he could offer even better value quality European vehicles.  As you will see on this website, he now has up to 100 vehicles available; such has been the demand and sales to date from all over New Zealand.

We also have an increasing number of clients placing special orders for specific models, colours, kilometres and value from Japan and Europe; right up to brand new cars.  Buying a car is a big decision that should not be rushed. Please take some time to browse Chris Bird Motor Company to view that special vehicle you seek.