Petrol head invited to coffee and cars

2018-03-15 06:01
=This Barracuda Plymouth is equipped with a 5.7 litre 350 V8 Chevrolet engine. Photo:supplied

=This Barracuda Plymouth is equipped with a 5.7 litre 350 V8 Chevrolet engine. Photo:supplied

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Petrol heads and motoring enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the annual complimentary coffee and biscuits at Speedyquip, whilst showcasing or viewing cars representing the various eras in automotive development.

One of the customized cars to view is a first-generation Barracuda Plymouth with its hardtop fastback A-body and distinctive wraparound back glass reigning from the 1960s.

The car was originally owned by the late André Kriek and later bought by Jerome Erskine from Speedyquip, who had it custom painted.

According to Derek Elliott from Speedyquip, the modifications done to the Barracuda include: replacing the standard straight 6 engine with a more powerful 5.7 litre 350 V8 Chevrolet engine.

“The suspension was upgraded with a Jaguar front and rear suspension, a huge improvement, for modern conditions. Bigger wheels and tyres were fitted, for better handling,” said Elliott.

The pubic are most welcome to bring along their own vehicles to showcase, whether old, new, classic, customized or exotic.

The Speedyquip Cars & Coffee will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 08:00-12:00 at 3 Prince Alfred Road, North End.

Everyone is welcome, there is no entry fee and coffee and biscuits are free!

  • Enquiries: Jerome 082 653 6570 or Derek 082 825 0811.
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