1933 Ford Hotrod
Colour: Metallic Green
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On offer is this breath taking ’33 Ford coupled with a 351 Ford Windsor engine with a 3 speed Auto box that kicks out a wopping 400HP. The free flow exhaust was custom build and the intake is a 650 Holley carb. The stunning car is running on Jaguar front and rear suspension with 4 pod Jaguar brakes. The interior was made up from scratch and upholstered in black leather with diamond stitching. The ’33 is running on American Racing Torque Trust wheels.
The built on vehicle took 9months and attention to detail was defiantly was taken into account.
You will be astound by standing next to it and even more when she starts up.
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|1948 Chevrolet Pickup|
|Car Model:||48 Truck|
|Discription:||On offer is very special hotrod pickup that started out with only the cab and fenders. Over time the loadbin was imported and decked out with a wooden base. The power plant is a 308 Holden 5Litre V8 Engine paired with a 350 turbo auto box, running on the 1990 Ford Courier frame with power steering. The engine has only done 5000km since its been rebuilt.
To ensure you can do the distance a 60litre stainless steel Fuel tank was manufactured. A full stainless steel exhaust system has been built by Powerflow from front to back. 15” Chrome Steely wheels have been imported to finish off the custom look.
The interior has been somewhat modernised with seats from a Chevrolet Lumina SS and fully operational with only a flick of a switch ti move your seat.
To complete this stunning vehicle it has been sprayed in a matt olive colour that gives it the unique look that will make it a show stopper and a defiant conversation starter.
|VW Splitwindow Kombi|
|Car Model:||German Splitwindow|
|Mileage:||93773miles on the clock|
|Colour:||Blue and White|
|Discription:||Such a stunning Semaphore Kombi that has been restored ground up. With a reconditioned 1600 twinport engine makes the kombi just that extra bit more powerful and more of an ease to drive. Few updates were done to the interior for more comfort. Some might not like what was changed, but once your senses step in you would understand why it was done. Its a real Gem and such a head tuner.|
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL 390 Coupe
It’s seldom one comes across such a rare car in South Africa…on offer is one of two ’64 Galaxie Coupe’s notorious in SA. Now we all have seen the legendary Sarel van der Merwe charging hard at the front of the pack in the Big Red, a fully race-converted mean machine with all the go faster bits. For almost a decade, the Big Red has led the field across RSA’s racetracks, much to the delight of cheering crowds. It’s been a truly awesome spectacle to witness as such, a behemoth of a land yacht which crushes all the sporty classic race cars of that age.
The Galaxie is a big vehicle, make no mistake, known as the premium full-size in Ford’s range of cars at the time – the big brother- the Fairlane. It is renowned for transporting people in the fifties, sixties and seventies in serious style with living room comfort, and all whilst having a big lump of a motor up front so cruising speeds were more than adequate. Put your foot down and the machine lurches forward with urgency whilst the V8 rumbles to the tunes of our petrol head’s hearts. The 4-doors are what we know because they were aplenty. The story of this Galaxie, however, is a little different and very special!
In the late sixties a gentleman and his wife were making their way from Durban on holiday all the way back to Pretoria where he lived on a small holding. He stopped at what seemed to be a random BP gas station. Upon closer inspection, he noticed something big, red and shiny glaring at him from behind some shop windows. Walking up, his heart fluttered as he saw his dream car! The road going car was raced at the Kyalami 9hr in 1963 by Paul Hawkins and Jack Sears. Now the race car didn’t finish the race due to a blown head gasket, but it sure won the hearts of many in the crowd. Earlier that year, the winner of the 1963 Daytona 500 was, you guessed it, a Ford Galaxie 500XL Coupe so the Galaxie was already immortalized in history and went on to further become a legend in racing history. Before his eyes, lay a big beautiful Galaxie Coupe, his dream car! When the gentleman enquired if the shop owner was present, he was told no by virtue, that this was one of many gas stations he owned. Mesmerized, the gentleman left his details just in case the owner ever was willing to sell. And just like that, he set off to complete the arduous journey home. Nearly a year later, the illusive phone call came and without any convincing at all, he rushed back towards Durban to meet the owner. Upon arrival, the gentleman was able to now have a proper close inspection…and this is where it gets even better. The Galaxie Coupe was XL Model, which stood for “Xtra Lively.” Great! The slanted roof line was designed for Nascar, so there was more aerodynamic with less lift and this model had been specced with the premier vinyl roof trim. Then he opened the driver’s door…the full luxury interior was opted for which included power windows, a 3-speed heater defroster, radio – but there was a nice twist. The front row of seats was not a bench but two thin-shell bucket seats with chrome trim and the rear had the same layout so effectively it was a 2 plus 2 sports car. Unique too, was the option of a 4-speed manual box and low and behold, this Galaxie had this too. So, what was under the hood? Ford’s most notable engine choice at the time – the Thunderbird 390 big block motor!!! All the right combo’s! So, this Galaxie has performance, style and luxury all wrapped up in a 60’s era red suit. Stunning! And ultra-rare worldwide with these options that had been listed. Race pedigree with creature comforts, this owner clearly knew how to spec a car!
The XL Galaxie shape went on to be Ford’s best seller of any XL’s produced in any year and this 64 shape is considered to be the most attractive Galaxie ever built.
A deal was struck, and the gentleman returned home the proud owner of an ultra-rare, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL Coupe. This became his holiday vehicle which he only used for long road trips throughout South Africa. Needless to say, the Big Red not only won his heart, but that of his wife and many admirers along the travels. Then disaster struck. The Gentleman contracted a disease which stripped him of his ability to drive a manual car and subsequently, not being able to drive at all. Big Red was parked in his garage, placed on stilts, covered and lay in dark in the hope that one day, just one day, he may be able to drive it again. No such luck and after a long 22yrs, he succumbed to fact that he was never to drive again. Not fair! But still having a loving affinity for his big red, he made the decision that someone else should still get to enjoy the big old Galaxie. The thing is though, this Galaxie didn’t look old…the interior looked almost new which is remarkable for a 56yr old car, but when you consider the caring life it led with 22yrs hidden away, it makes sense. With only 59 000 miles, Big Red hasn’t even covered 100 000 kilometers…that’s less than 2000 kilo’s a year. So, this is where we came in, on the hunt for a clean Galaxie and we catch a glimpse of it when looking at another classic also hidden in his garage. Well, they call it love at first sight and we know because our hearts were fluttering, short of breath and almost dropping to our knees – we knew we weren’t leaving without this piece of history. Again, another deal was done on big red and the behemoth was sent to Cape Town where we recommissioned Big Red to live once again! And boy, does he live!! In original paint still, we did a complete once over, changed all the fluids, the battery and some essentials, and boom, Big Red fired to life!! We are pleased to say that even on initial test runs, we only stopped when the gas ran out as the fuel gauge doesn’t work…and that’s the thing, everything works, even down the original radio which tunes straight in. The car itself feels like a character. We imported some special 18inch Riddler wheels and adorned them with some fat rubber to give Big Red some new boots and an even sportier look, but don’t despair, the original wheels are still intact and in storage. Then we replaced the exhaust (which was bit tired) with a Powerflow to give it some extra oomph and deep burly sound, but not too loud, as this is a head turner cruiser, not some real racer. Then we decided the engine bay could do with a spruce up as it was literally the only area of the car that didn’t look close to new, so we pulled the motor out, refreshed it with some performance mods, including a light cam for a lumpy idle that we all love and sprayed the engine bay and replaced all the lines. It now looks amazing and the Thunderbird tappet covers shine in all their glory now! With a 56yr old car, one can always do more, but we choose to stop there to show off the original patina this car still holds…even the chrome work is impressively in good condition. A few breakfast runs, car shows, road rallies, and a magazine appearance later, it’s now time for Big Red next custodian to take over and it will be a privilege for whoever makes the choice, but make sure that you too are as infatuated with Big Red as all the previous caring owners who have had the honour to drive this exclusive rare beast from the sixties when stuff was just so damn cool!
There are plenty of SA Ford Collectors out there…many will have the collectable Mustang’s, Capri Perana’s , Shelby Cobra’s powered by Ford and the like of special models, but NO-ONE will have one of these Galaxie’s!!
1966 Lotus Elan Series 2
Mileage: 40101miles on the clock
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On offer is a series 2 Lotus Elan presented in yellow with black leather interior. With only a handful of these roadster models manufactured in the early ’60s and the manufacture did not have racing in mind when they designed this car, even though it only weighs in at 650kg with the mild steel backbone and fiberglass body. Soon Lotus owners assumed that it should belong on the track, however it was not suited for the track. Lotus resisted in modifying the car for racing and at a later stage Lotus designed the Elan race model.
The vehicle in question has undergone a body off restoration by a very well known restoration shop in Cape Town a few years ago and this car has the most impressive history file that can be presented on request. The 1600cc twin cam engine has been rebuild and runs very well. This stunning little car drives really well and will fit in many collections and certainly will turn heads where ever you go.
Feel free to contact us if you are interested.
On offer is a recreation of the original 4 ever built Ferrari 330 P4 race cars.
It has been built to an absolutely stunning standard with attention to detail.
The interior has been done as close to the original examples as possible with the Veglia instrumentation with horizontal needles, a Momo detachable steering wheel and the 44mm aluminium ball gear lever as per the original Ferrari spec.
With only 4 examples ever built of the original race cars that competed in the 24hour Daytona and dominated 1-2-3 victory against the Ford Gt40, the real thing would have a price tag of over $20 million. Our recreation is only a fraction of the price and you will still get the same feeling driving this than the original one. Well…. maybe not the same feeling, but it would be the closest you will get to the real Ferrari P4 race car.
The Recreation is equipped with a fibreglass body and a more modern reliable Lexus V8 1UZ 4 litre engine that creates 190kw and 379Nm coupled with the reliable 5 speed Audi gearbox for precision gear selection has been chosen. (The engine bay has adequate space to install engine’s up to a Ferrari 400i)
The Lexus suspension and steering rack was used as the base with a modern tubing space frame. Girlock brakes and disc were chosen as the stopping power. Paring that with the Mickey Thompson tyres and “Bolt on” hubs with decorative spinners to recreate the real image.
A Full engine bay fire extinguisher system operated by a lever in the cab was installed for extra safety. As it is a bit of a more modern race car, Air conditioning has been fitted for much needed cool air.
1967 Volkswagen Split Window Crew Cab Kombi
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On offer is a great example of the Crew Cab Kombi, also known as the Doka in Germany. This vehicle has had a full nut and bolt restoration about 6 years ago and it still looks like it was completed yesterday. The body and under carriage looks absolutely stunning. The Interior has been upholstered with cream leather and black carpets. The safari windows work perfectly and its always nice having them open on a warm summers day.
Mechanically this vehicle is in great condition and starts up on the button. The engine was upgraded to a 1600cc twin port for a better driving experience and to add more power.
These crew cabs are really hard to come as there where only a handful made and the owners who have them will just not let go. This is a great opportunity to own an investment that will only go up in value.
Get in touch if you are interested.
1968 Mercedes- Benz 300 SEL 6.3 (W109)
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On offer is the mighty full sized luxury performance sedan that was produced from 1968-1973.
AMG prior to the 300SEL 6.3 was a separate company to Mercedes…much like Brabus is to Mercedes today. This model was the first in-house collaboration whereby Mercedes and AMG worked together to bring out a super fast saloon. AMG provided the almighty 6.3 V8 motor which altered the course of history and how big sedans were viewed. AMG and Mercedes have since been under the same roof pumping out some of histories craziest performance cars all centered around the mega 6.3 V8!
These 300SEL Limousine’s were strikingly quick for the times – 0-100km/h in 6.6 sec for a 2 ton sedan that could fly over 200km/h. Business men, CEO’s and Dictators around the world rejoiced!
At the time of the release it was the fastest four door car with loads of standard features like, Air Suspension, ventilated 4 wheel power disc brakes, power windows, central locking, Air conditioning, power steering and much more what you would find in a modern day car.
These cars were so fast for the times, the German’s built a few racing cars, namely the “Red Pig” where the engine were enlarged to a even bigger 6.8 liters capacity. On debut, the now famously ‘Red Pig’ came 2nd in the 24hours of SPA in 1971 outright and cleaned up first in class. Not long after, Mercedes entered the 24hrs of Hockenheim and won race outright – a complete out of the ordinary phenomenon for the day for what was essentially a road car being raced. The big AMG engine was immortalized in history for ever more as it can still be seen today in AMG sports super sedans!
A total of 6526 units were produced and today these vehicles are very collectable with very few RHD’s ever going under the hammer.
The car in the spotlight is dressed in Ivory with a brown leather interior. 2 owners from new and its always been a high veld car and been stored indoors most of its life. The original leather seats are still in good condition with normal wear and tear. The exterior has been resprayed at some point in its life however it’s still in good condition. This specific model came in an Automatic transmission like 600 Limousine model.
This is a really rare car and the real collector will know the potential of parking this in his garage as this will outshine most modern day AMG models.
Get in touch if you are interested.
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On offer is a stunning lowlight camper that is free of rust and that is in great condition.
Mechanically this kombi is sound and recently completed a rod trip down from Durban to Cape Town.
Early in 2019 the kombi was repainted.
This kombi is ready for any road trip and many more memories to be created.
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Fibre Glass edition
Mileage: 34 378 miles
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On offer is this highly sought Fibre Glass edition of the coveted Ferrari 308 GTB….originally launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1975, this Ferrari literally set the world alight. Pininfarina was once again in business with this spectacular pointy nose wedge design coupled with the right layout where the mid engined motor lay behind the 2 seater sportscar. Production started with the GTB Berlinetta in 1976, with the 308 GTS Targa variant being introduced in 1977. The first 702 308 Ferraris built wore fibreglass bodies before the company switched to steel. In total, just over 12 000 308’s were produced from ’76 to ’85 with the Fibre Glass bodies becoming an ultra-desirable car within Ferrari collectors garages. The early carburettor models of which this is one are the more sought after because of the strong performance and less hassles that fuel injection brought about.
This car’s 8 cylinder, 2927cc engine makes a glorious 255hp as the 4 (yes, you heard right, 4) weber carbs give life to a roughty-ness we love so much from classic cars. Its an absolute riot when the engine is at full chat just behind your head and surprising, the car still pulls hard even by modern standards making for a scintillating and proper involving drive. Weighing in at only 1050kg’s (a full 200kg’s lighter than the steel body) this is the type of car you get in when you want to clear your head, blow off steam and enjoy a proper car with the art of driving fast for what it is…pure bliss. It’s no wonder this model went on to win racing championships the world over.
So now that we know this is a proper Ferrari for the collection…where does this leave us with this car? Well, it’s a much more world-wide desirable LHD for starters and then there’s is the condition: Close to perfect, unrestored, unpainted absolute beauty with only 34 378 miles. ONLY 34k MILES!! That’s only 800 miles a year on average and that is what you need to know, this car has only had 3 custodians from new who have driven this Q car on special occasions within from these collectors. It honestly feels as tight as it was when it first danced off the factory floor, something truly special now some 43 years later. Full service records and all original books with tool kits, spare wheel and even the original radio is in tact and working making this car a real time capsule!
1977 Triumph TR8
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On offer is a TR7 converted to full TR8 specification as supplied to the USA. As there were only a handful produced back then, these are very hard to come by, especially one in this condition. Due to the very reliable Rover engine, British Leyland kept some of the engines back for the Range Rovers and various other models they produced and the TR8 had to sit on the back burners.
The car in question is dressed in red with cream leather interior. Starts on the button and drives really well. The 3.5 Litre powerplant has ample power with the renown V8 sound that gives any petrol head goosebumps when it starts revving up. Overall this car is in great shape and priced really well.
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1979 Mercedes-Benz R107 450SL
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On offer is a remarkable example of all luxury convertibles – the 450SL R107 2door roadster. Production started out in 1972 when Mercedes manufactured the 350SL carrying the 4.5 liter V8 powerplant. In 1973, the car’s name was revised to the 450SL and that was the designation moving forward. Also, this year the horsepower was adjusted down from 230 to 190 and that was the way the manufacturer kept it going forward. The car offered a 3 speed Automatic transmission and a fully independent suspension as well as 4-wheel disc braking which was standard. In 1978 Mercedes introduced automatic climate control and 14-inch aluminium wheels as standard equipment.
The car in question is simply immaculate, if not concourse, with super low mileage of only 22100km. This car still has the original paint from factory and presents itself in showroom condition. It’s by far one of the cleanest models around and with the interior still smelling brand new with hardly any signs of use, the proof is in the pudding. While driving it, you will be absolutely amazed how tight this car still feels, as if it just rolled off the factory floor. This car has been in a private collection for many years and only on occasion, taken out to enjoy the luxury of the late seventies and time warp in history. Being close to the end of the production line, this makes it very special and a must to own. Add it to your collection to enjoy and reap the rewards of this investment as it increases in value. Not a penny to spend.