New Zealand post-WW2 like other countires hadrestrictions on the importation of goods cars included.

Only those with funds held overseas could buy the car they really wanted. Known as the No Remittance Scheme, it carried on until the 1970s

Some of the intereisng new smallish cars that came into New Zealand had strange names and the three I mention all had 2-stroke engines

Goggomobil http://www.microcar.org/carspecs/goggomobilt300.html
Isetta (BMW) http://www.microcar.org/carspecs/bmwisetta-gb.html
Messerchmiitt http://www.microcar.org/carspecs/mes...mitttg500.html