Shelby GT500, Corvette, GT-R - These are the imports currently for sale on the classifieds

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1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

• The list features performance cars that was never officially sold in South Africa.

• Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ford all have iconic performance cars.

• Importing a vehicle from another country is an expensive and long process.

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With that said, the tide has changed considerably in the last decade with import performance vehicles once considered a distant dream, now legally available to purchase through a dealership.

Have you gone through the process of importing a vehicle to South Africa, or do you own a performance import vehicle? Please email us your thoughts or use the comments section below.

Rospa Imports is one of the locally-based companies that assist buyers if they're interested in purchasing an imported vehicle. 

Imports still fetch arduous amounts in the used car market with their values appreciating with each passing year. One could easily buy a brand-new car at a dealership, with affordable monthly repayments, for the same amount or less than what you would pay for an import - which is often straight cash deals.

Chevrolet Corvette
1981 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Popular examples

Japanese cars are the most popular examples imported locally with the Nissan Skyline GT-R in its various generations and the fourth-generation Toyota Supra top. There are also several Mazda RX-7s and even an MK1 VW Golf GTI rolling on Mzansi soil.

For those that cannot splash R500 000 on the entire car, buying the engine and transplanting it into a different chassis is often the next best thing for local speed freaks.

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Autotrader is one of South Africa's biggest vehicle classifieds platform, and there is a wide variety of mainly Japanese and American muscle performance offerings up for sale.

Fancy an imported performance car? Check out some of these cool offerings listed on the Autotrader dealer classifieds:

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