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We have the advantage of having an in-house Finance and Insurance Brokerage, SW Finance is owned by X Factor Cars co-owner Scott Williamson and is based within the X Factor Cars building. Financing your new ride shouldn’t be hard, SW Finance makes it simple and easy to understand. With ability to finance and insure your new pride and joy, we really are a one stop shop!

Sponsorship / Community


It’s no secret, we live, breathe and can’t get enough of speedway, over the last 10 years we have sponsored Speedway to the tune of over $140,000. X Factor Cars have shown their support to speedway competitors, events, clubs and have even put our name to a handful of New Zealand Championships.

Southland Charity Hospital

like so many other great Southland Businesses we are always happy to get on board with the Charity Hospitals events and fundraising. Whether it be cash donations or supporting the annual Red, Black and White day we’re all about it!

Southland Entertainment Awards

Music is a massive passion of the all staff at X Factor Cars. We’ve been on board with the Southland Entertainment awards for over half a decade and have enjoyed every minute of it. We always look forward to a great night out in support of local talent. If any province in the country knows music it’s Southland and we love it!


  • Excellent customer service, absolutely love my new car it’s everything I wanted and more (still haven’t wiped the grin off my face) and was just so easy! I will definitely be back in the future when I need an upgrade. Thanks again!

    Alisia Roche

  • This is the second car I have bought from X Factor. Scott and his dad Graham were brilliant to deal with and are genuinely nice people. I would definitely like to buy my next car from them. The cars are presented beautifully, the whole experience was wonderful. They went the extra mile and did a… [Read more]

    Steve Vinicombe

  • Awesome team at X factor, Scott is a pleasure to deal with. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get what you want. Just got a new Holden through him and couldn't be happier with the service and the new car.

    Codi Millan

Keep an eye out for the boys at a track near you!

Established in 2013 after company founder Graham Williamson re-caught the bug and love of Speedway after a 30 year sabbatical.
A handful of chance encounters and sponsorships led to what has been a life changing turn of events. X Factor Cars and X Factor Racing are now represented with-in Speedway nation-wide and are a regular fixture at events right throughout New Zealand.

  • Graham Williamson 21i

    Graham has enjoyed plenty of success in the Saloon grade over the past 8 years, highlights include Series Championship wins, multiple selections to the coveted Speedweek Series and captaining the South Island Saloon team. This season Graham will compete in both the Saloon and Super Saloon grade.
  • Scott Williamson 22i

    Scott’s a weekend warrior that juggles a busy schedule. Between business commitments and a young family Scott races when he can squeeze it in. He pilots a Gen-5 Hypermac Corvette with a Chevy V8 tucked under the hood.

100% family owned and operated

Family owned and operated since 2004, X Factor Cars have been providing our very loyal nationwide client base with vehicles with a difference, vehicles with the X Factor.

All handpicked by us, for you. If we don’t have it in stock, no problem – we’ll find it. With a nation-wide delivery system and an in-house Finance and Insurance broker, X Factor Cars needs to be at the top of your list.

X Factor Detailing

Our inventory is often admired by passers-by and our clients, our attention to detail and yard presentation is especially important to us. X Factor Detailing is a post-sale offering to our clients and the general public. For all of your car grooming, polishing/detailing, pre-show prep or quick spit shine. Speak to either Scott or grooming expert Chantel ‘Channy’ Hamilton to discuss our packages and pricing.

Scott – 021757744 | Channy – 0275640990

Out of town

Buying a vehicle sight unseen can be a concern for some buyers. Here at X Factor Cars a high percentage of our vehicles are purchased by out of town buyers.

We will always give you a totally honest description and supply any specific extra photographs on request. We encourage you to check out our tesimonials and can also provide an 80 point MTA inspection for that extra peace of mind on request.

We sell many vehicles up and down the country and can arrange and co ordinate the delivery process for you. We have excellent discounted rates with our transport partners and will ensure your precious new cargo is delivered to your door in the quickest possible time.

Home of everything V8 in Southland

X Factor Cars have built a nation-wide reputation on being Southland’s home of V8. We still pride ourselves on being Southland’s largest stockists of American modern and classic muscle, and Australian built Holden, HSV and Ford, FPV. Since the closure of both Holden and Ford manufacturing plants in Australia it’s been a challenge to replicate our previous stock levels, however we still have some pretty solid contacts – if you’ve got your heart set on something special, let us know. We’ll make it happen!


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