Classic Corner

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

A RIDE IN THE SPORTS CAR OF THE CENTURY

A RIDE IN THE SPORTS CAR OF THE CENTURY

Mercedes-Benz introduced the much more conventional 300SL Roadster in 1957 after the launch of the famous “Gullwing” version. It was a lot more user-friendly and the hard top could be folded away for fine-weather. The top speed of 260km/h was mind-blowing for its day!

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THE PROAUTO RUBBER VETERAN AND VINTAGE TOUR

THE PROAUTO RUBBER VETERAN AND VINTAGE TOUR

The 2023 ProAuto Rubber Veteran and Vintage Tour took place in sweltering Western Cape weather and drew over 30 car entries and six motorcycles. The tour has been running in South Africa since the mid-1950s when these old cars were mere spring chickens; most were less than 30 years old then!

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FROM AC TO ZAGATO

FROM AC TO ZAGATO

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show at the NEC near Birmingham, UK, had thousands of eager enthusiasts straining at the leash to be first into their motoring paradise, all waiting for the six enormous halls to open, each jam packed with everything classic car, restoration workshops, seminars and much more.

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TIME WARP JAG

TIME WARP JAG

This 1969 Jaguar E-Type has had one owner and has never been restored or repainted. The unique patina of its original Opalescent Golden Sand colour tells a great many tales of its life over the past 50-something years.

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SHAPE-SHIFTING THE CARS HE LOVED AS A BOY

SHAPE-SHIFTING THE CARS HE LOVED AS A BOY

As a young boy Pierino Scalco dreamed of beautiful cars and as a retired panelbeater he now rebuilds all these care that dreamed about. As a teen he assisted the famous English racing driver, David Piper. He has many projects under the belt, including this beautiful Ferrari 250 GTO project.

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IS THIS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JAGUAR RACER EVER BUILT?

IS THIS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JAGUAR RACER EVER BUILT?

The C-Type shape was designed by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, won Le Mans twice, in 1951 and 1953 and is possibly the most beautiful Jaguar ever built. Kobus van Wyk embarked on a two-and-a-half year project to build an exacting replica of one of the most significant racing Jaguars to date.

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THE BEST OF THE HEALEYS

THE BEST OF THE HEALEYS

Venter’s beautifully restored Austin Healey 3000 is a 1967 Mk III model, boasting an attractive curved windscreen, wind-up windows and a lovely walnut wood dashboard. It has raised ground clearance at the rear which eased an exhaust-pipe snagging problem that had plagued the model since its introduction.

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DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

CLASSIC CARS & RESTORATIONS

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology is extremely important.Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads, as well as bringing new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help, organisations are in place to train and we have other helpful information that may crop-up when fixing the cars of now, and those that are still to come.

DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.