ARTICLES RELATING TO CLASSIC CARS

Heritage Day: SA’s 120 years of motoring history

2016-09-23 14:24

'South Africa has a proud motoring tradition, and for more than a century has been a leading developer and manufacturer of vehicles,' writes Ferdi de Vos who reflects on 120 years of SA's motoring heritage.

The last Volvo Amazon: Classic car ‘lost’ in SA

2016-09-05 13:34

Volvo’s iconic Amazon was introduced 60 years ago, and according to the automaker the last one was built in Sweden in July 1970. Not so, reports Ferdi de Vos, the last Amazon built was assembled in SA… and is still ‘lost’.

How this SA owner's classic 1934 Chevrolet stole the show

2016-08-19 08:15

Ben van Rooyen restored this special Chevrolet to such pristine condition that it was used in a six-part mini-series based on the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

Africa’s only BMW 2002 Turbo headed for Concours SA

2016-07-19 09:40

A rare BMW 2002 Turbo will be on show at the inaugural Concours SA 2016. Just over 1400 of these performance BMW's were ever made.

First car in SA: Happy 120th anniversary to the horseless carriage!

2016-07-11 07:42

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first car in South Africa - the Benz Velo 'horsless carriage'. We pay tribute to an icon of SA motoring!

Concours set to regale SA classic car aficionados

2016-05-31 08:10

From September 9-11 2016, Sun City will play host to the inaugural Concourse South Africa classic car show.

First Ferrari in SA resurfaces: It's worth R160-million!

2016-05-27 07:56

After it 'went missing' for years, the first-ever Ferrari in South Africa made a surprise appearance at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy. It's valued at R160-million!

This 1974 VW Beetle could sell for more than R700 000

2016-05-17 09:59

A 42-year-old Volkswagen Beetle, that has travelled a mere 90km, could be sold for more than the equivalent of R700 500 at an auction in Denmark.

World's 'first supercar' - Jaguar revives classic XKSS

2016-03-29 09:33

Nine new XKSS models, often referred to by experts as the world’s first supercar, will be hand-built by Jaguar to the exact specification as they appeared in 1957.

10 essential checks when buying a classic car in SA

2016-02-23 07:41

While an old car is eventually only worth its weight in metal, a true classic can be a major investment. Here are 10 essential checks when buying a classic car.

 

Stranger agrees to restore this driver's classic 1973 VW Beetle

2016-09-06 07:32

What lengths would you go to restore your beloved 1973 Volkswagen Beetle? An owner turned to Cragslist and a stranger offered to fix her classic 'Bug'.

BMW 2002 Hommage's new paint scheme takes it up a notch

2016-08-22 11:48

At the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, BMW is presenting the 2002 Hommage to shine the spotlight back over its history with turbocharged engines.

5 amazing pics that will make you fall in love with classic cars

2016-07-22 09:05

Not into classic cars? These five wonderfull photographs will change the way you feel about retro rides.

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Wheels24 reader Jason Hanslo has sent in some awesome track images of the Kent Homes Fine Cars & Mutlu Classic Cars racing, Round 5, at Killarney in Cape Town.

Wheels24 reader Jason Hanslo has sent in some awesome track images of the Kent Homes Fine Cars & Mutlu Classic Cars racing, Round 5, at Killarney in Cape Town.

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Schumi's F1 racer to appear at SA classic car show

2016-06-13 08:37

'The cherry on top will be the appearance of the Michael Schumacher's Benetton B193 racer,' says organisers of the inaugural Concours SA classic car event headed for Sun City.

SA-built classics: Remember Protea? Flamingo?

2016-05-30 10:46

'There’s little doubt that South Africans are a passionate lot when it comes to motoring,' writes Dave Fall as he reflects on SA-built classic cars.

Classic car enthusiast: Driving an Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva

2016-05-26 09:06

‘It was almost impossible not to be touched inappropriately by the steering wheel’s bottom rim,’ writes Stephen Corby who experiences a rare Alfa Romeo - the 2000 Sportiva.

This rare rally car sold for R1.4-million in SA

2016-04-04 15:24

A rare Alpine 110 1600S rally car, part of a selection of classic cars up for auction, has been sold for a staggering R1.4-million.

SA fan built a stunning race car and the original creator loves it

2016-03-17 08:50

SA fan Johan Ackermann built a replica racer in his Kempton Park garage. His one-of-a-kind vehicle has been praised by none other than the original creator of the Le Mans-winning race car.

3 classic cars worth R5.6m up for auction in SA

2016-02-15 12:03

Three classic cars, worth a total value of R5.6-million, will go under the hammer in SA in March. Grab your piece of automotive history in Cape Town.

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