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Classic Cars at Jozi summer show

2014-12-10 07:00

More than 1000 classic and custom cars were on show at the Johannesburg Classic Car Show. DRIES VAN DER WALT shares the highlights and an awesome gallery with us!

US muscle in huge Jozi classic-car show

2014-10-17 08:44

'Our show is all about muscle. Muscle cars, V8 pick-ups...' says Paulo Calisto, organiser of the next 2014 Classic Car Show at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in December.

Olé! Mexico record for classic-car queue

2014-10-07 06:33

Now who would have thought Mexico would be the city to break a Guinness world record for the biggest classic car parade...

Leaping Jaguars! Rare 50s XK150 spotted

2014-09-22 07:54

Columnist DAVE FALL spotted a classic British coupe during a recent a trip to a classic-car dealer in Cape Town - a rare Jaguar XK150 FHC from the late 1950s.

One-owner E-Type sells for R800 000

2014-09-09 06:39

A rare 1972 Jaguar E-type went under the hammer for more than double its estimate at an auction conducted by Barons in England.

Museum to fill Corvette-ruining sinkhole

2014-09-01 09:14

A huge sinkhole, that swallowed eight classic sports cars at the National Corvette Museum, will finally be filled. Sadly, five of the classic Corvette's could not be saved and will be on show in all their dented and wrecked glory.

R404m Ferrari: Dark history of costliest used car

2014-08-28 08:57

Driven hard, involved in several nasty crashes and the cost of spare parts is astronomical... despite this, a 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for an incredible R404-million!

Happy 66th: ‘Clickety-click’ for the Minor

2014-08-25 08:12

‘I can’t imagine there can be many families who didn’t have an aunt, uncle or granddad who didn’t own one,’ writes DAVE FALL as the iconic Morris Minor prepares to celebrate its 66th anniversary in September.

Classic Ferrari sold for R404m

2014-08-19 10:29

A 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO has become one of the most valuable and coveted cars in the world when it sold for R404m at an auction in California.

Classic Ferrari sold for R404-million

2014-08-18 13:04

A 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO has become one of the most valuable and coveted cars in the world when it sold for R404-million at an auction in California.

Aww! Son surprises mom with dream car

2014-08-15 07:22

Corey Wadden, a 25-year-old entrepreneur, reduced his mom to tears of joy when he handed her the keys to a Saab 99 EMS, a car she adored for many years but never owned. Watch the tear-jerking video!

Classics reborn: Jag reveals lightweight E-Type

2014-08-12 14:53

Jaguar will build six special editions based on its lightweight E-type made in 1964, finally completing its special GT E-type project which began more than 50 years ago.

Born to be styled: Happy Birthday Mini!

2014-08-06 07:00

The original Mini was undoubtedly a global hit; Monte Carlo rally winner and a loveable, cheeky car that film stars and the general public loved to be seen with, writes DAVE FALL.

Slow lane? Bah! Ron, 98, going strong

2014-08-03 13:00

Who says you have to slow down as you age? Ron Easton, two years shy of 100, is the proud owner of a 1981 MGB GT and a 2004 MGF sports cars, the latter his daily drive. Go, Ron!

Reader: Classics on safari in Kruger

2014-07-06 13:00

Wheels24 reader JOHAN VERMEULEN drove in a classic-car enthusiasts' dream - a safari through the Kruger Park at the wheel of classic cars. Check his superb gallery and video of the trip...

To sell: 25-year-old Mini, only 21km

2014-07-01 13:41

A special-edition 1989 Mini, intended as a 21st birthday present, is up for sale with only 21km on the odometer. Find out why it was never driven...

Simply Porsche: Auto icon on show

2014-06-25 10:27

More than 400 Porsches were on display at the 2014 Simply Porsche event at the British National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England. Find out which iconic model won the day...

80-year-old Talbot wins Alpine trial

2014-06-13 07:12

A Talbot 105 Alpine has won the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial (1000km route in the Rhone-Alpes region of France), 80 years after a Talbot won the original rally in 1934.

Little 7 takes on Lambo and Maserati

2014-06-04 08:33

Caterham's giant-slaying Seven 620 R - at 231kW the brand's most powerful model yet - will go up against Aston Martin, Maserati and Lamborghini at the UK's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

'Light' E-Types reborn - Jag to build six

2014-05-27 10:13

51 years in the making… Jaguar is to hand-build six more race-bred Lightweight E-types to the 1963 design. Only 12 were built, the remaining six chassis numbers having lain dormant - until now.

Century-old Fiat to race again

2014-05-13 13:00

Fiat's S76, unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, will turn its wheels for the first time in more a century to chase modern records at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

On your knees for Citroen, please!

2014-05-06 08:32

Classic car guru DAVE FALL and other buffs believe car owners, once a year, should go down on bended knee. Here's why...

300SL Roadster: Automotive Easter bunny

2014-04-17 14:02

Wheels24 columnist DAVE FALL takes a light-hearted look at what he considers to be one of the best looking cars.

300SL Roadster: An automotive Easter bunny

2014-04-16 10:39

Wheels24 columnist DAVE FALL takes a light-hearted look at what he considers to be one of the best looking cars yet – a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. What would your 'dream car' be?

Cape classics: Born to be styled

2014-01-20 11:17

Customs, street rods, race cars… The Crankhandle Club hosted the 14th Classic Car and Bike Show in Cape Town and DAVE FALL was there with the host of show vehicles.

 

Classic Cars at Jozi summer show

2014-12-09 12:44

More than 1000 classic and custom cars were on show at the Johannesburg Classic Car Show. DRIES VAN DER WALT shares the highlights and an awesome gallery with us!

UPDATE: Reader's 50 pics: Classic car show

2014-10-08 10:57

Wheels24 reader REYNARD GELDERBLOM gave up braai and beers for classic cars at the Castle of Good Hope on Heritage Day 2014. Check out his awesome 50-image gallery! Sorry, gallery now fixed!

Leaping Jaguars! Rare 50s XK150 spotted

2014-09-23 13:00

Columnist DAVE FALL spotted a classic British coupe during a recent a trip to a classic-car dealer in Cape Town - a rare Jaguar XK150 FHC from the late 1950s.

Browns Lane opens Jag heritage workshop

2014-09-11 08:59

Owners of classic Jaguars in Europe now have a dedicated workshop to service and restore such vehicles - it's the Jaguar Heritage workshop at the original Browns Lane factory..

Hand-built Atalantas: Back after 75 years

2014-09-02 11:58

The first Atalanta car to be built in 75 years will be launched at the third International Concours d'Elegance in London in September. The car will be one of more than 60 to be showcased.

Jag Mk.II roars again: Unique twist on classic Jag

2014-08-29 10:33

Jaguar's design guru Ian Callum collaborated with car-restorer Classic Motor Cars for a modern twist on a classic British icon - Jaguar's Mk.II. Gallery images and video.

Happy 66th: ‘Clickety-click’ for the Minor

2014-08-26 13:05

‘I can’t imagine there can be many families who didn’t have an aunt, uncle or granddad who didn’t own one,’ writes DAVE FALL as the iconic Morris Minor prepares to celebrate its 66th anniversary in September.

Italian stunners on show: Maserati turns 100

2014-08-20 09:39

Mistral Coupe, GranTurismo, Ghibli… Maserati celebrated its 100th anniversary in grand style at Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California. Check out some of the automaker’s stunning models on show!

Iconic Volvo 240 turns 40

2014-08-19 08:53

Volvo’s 200 series became an unprecedented success for the automaker with 2.8-million units sold. In August 2014, Volvo celebrates 40 years of its iconic 240!

Aww! Son surprises mom with dream car

2014-08-15 12:45

Corey Wadden, a 25-year-old entrepreneur, reduced his mom to tears of joy when he handed her the keys to a Saab 99 EMS, a car she adored for many years but never owned. Watch the tear-jerking video!

First Range Rover to fetch R2.4-million

2014-08-13 07:00

The first Range Rover, chassis number #001, will be up for auction at the Salon Prive Sale in London. The iconic 4x4 could be sold for the equivalent of R2.4-million.

First Range Rover to fetch R2.4-million

2014-08-12 09:19

The first Range Rover, chassis number #001, will be up for auction at the Salon Prive Sale in London. The iconic 4x4 could be sold for the equivalent of R2.4-million.

Born to be styled: Happy Birthday Mini!

2014-08-05 08:13

The original Mini was undoubtedly a global hit; Monte Carlo rally winner and a loveable, cheeky car that film stars and the general public loved to be seen with, writes DAVE FALL.

Slow lane? Bah! Ron, 98, going strong

2014-08-01 10:18

Who says you have to slow down as you age? Ron Easton, two years shy of 100, is the proud owner of a 1981 MGB GT and a 2004 MGF sports cars, the latter his daily drive. Go, Ron!

Reader: Classics on safari in Kruger

2014-07-04 12:53

Reader JOHAN VERMEULEN drove in a classic-car enthusiasts' dream - a trip through the Kruger Park at the wheel of classic cars.

To sell: 25-year-old Mini, only 21km

2014-06-30 12:38

A special-edition 1989 Mini, intended as a 21st birthday present, is up for sale with only 21km on the odometer. Find out why it was never driven...

80-year-old Talbot wins Alpine trial

2014-06-13 14:09

A Talbot 105 Alpine has won the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial. Read the story.

Vanguard - it was anything but standard

2014-06-10 09:01

DAVE FALL was contacted by an avid Wheels24 reader about a British-built Standard Vanguard car that his late uncle had owned in the Eastern Cape in the mid-1950s. He felt sure it was diesel-powered: “Could that have been possible?” he wondered...

'Light' E-Types reborn - Jag to build six

2014-05-28 09:19

51 years in the making… Jaguar is to hand-build six more race-bred Lightweight E-types to the 1963 design.

Century-old Fiat to race again

2014-05-14 09:39

Fiat's S76, unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, will turn its wheels for the first time in more than a century.

Century-old Fiat to race again

2014-05-13 08:45

Fiat's S76, unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, will turn its wheels for the first time in more a century to chase modern records at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

On your knees for Citroen, please!

2014-05-05 10:04

Classic car guru DAVE FALL and other buffs believe car owners, once a year, should go down on bended knee and say 'thank you' to Andre-Gustave Citroen. Here's why...

300SL Roadster: An automotive Easter bunny

2014-04-16 13:00

Wheels24 columnist DAVE FALL takes a light-hearted look at what he considers to be one of the best looking cars yet – a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. What would your 'dream car' be?

Chev to restore sinkhole Corvettes

2014-02-14 08:16

Chevrolet has taken on the task of restoring iconic Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole at the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

Cape classics: Born to be styled

2014-01-20 08:50

Customs, street rods, race cars… The International Police Association hosted the 14th Classic Car and Bike Show in Cape Town and DAVE FALL was there with the host of show vehicles.

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