Quoted from Pinball-is-great:
Saw this on The Vintage News on Facebook.
Shipping Ford Model T's to NZ back in the day.
Just had to mount the wheels, set up the windscreen and hood, and add gas.
The wooden shipping crates were valuable, and got re-used for a variety of purposes.
Sounds like they shipped almost complete.
We had a car assembly industry here until the 80s. Parts came in in crates, and were assembled here. This would have been done originally to avoid the high import taxes. But after 84/85 those taxes were replaced with a VAT style tax so whole cars were imported, and the industry disappeared.
The parts crates were sort after - there was a huge outfit in Otahuhu that used to sell them. Good for storing stuff in, out in the back yard.