|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!!
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.
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.
|1980 Range Rover 2 door Classic|
|Car Manufacture:||Land Rover|
|Car Model:||Range Rover|
|Discription:||This Classic 2 door Range Rover presented to you in Olive green and the original grey cloth interior has been recently been resprayed. Mechanically this vehicle is sound and drives really well. Interior does need some freshening up, however the important bits are there and not damaged. Own a legendary Range Rover that will only increase in value.|
Mileage: 115 000km
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On offer is car number 75 of the 212 built in the eighties with only 115 000km’s. A true South African icon, ultra-rare and steeped in history that is still spoken about today on any given Sunday at racetrack. Car Magazine ran the 3litre to 224km/h back in the day! This example is in excellent condition in and out, however the interior is simply amazing! It features the greatly preferred long dashboard with no cracks. This lovely example has recently had a full ‘going-over’ by renowned Alf Motorsport, where the owner was one of ‘the’ pit crew mechanical guys when these beasts were first unleashed on local soil. Italian Passion at its finest. The highly sought after compomotive rims have had a polish up and now look new from the factory. A few years ago, this vehicle had a blow over so the paint looks good, but an absolute perfectionist may want to freshen this up.
|CAV GT40 for sale by Road & Race|
|Rolling chassis price||POA|
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|Ferarri GTO California Recreation|
|Car Model:||GTO California Recreation|
|Discription:||The remarkable fulfillment of one man’s dream – a unique Ferrari recreation 250 GT. The original Ferrari 250 GT Californias are amongst the world’s most sought-after and expensive classic cars, selling for as much as £20 million. The driving force behind the stunning recreation on offer at Barons is an Italian car aficionado who had long dreamt of owning such an iconic machine, and who has now – with exhaustive attention to detail and a deep dedication to authenticity – created a beautiful car that is almost indistinguishable from the original.
Based on a 1997 BMW Z3 M Sport – itself a highly desirable car and one that is the identical size, wheel-to-wheel to the original 250 GT – the recreation is a labour of love that offers the attention-gathering beauty and appeal of a classic 250 GT combined with the benefits of modern motoring technology and German engineering. The result is a true collector’s item which, in the words of its creator, ‘Looks like the real thing and sounds like the real thing but can be serviced in any modern garage facility without that service costing tens of thousands of pounds.”
Every item on the car, from the body panels to the seats, has either been purchased from Ferrari or GTO Engineering or bespoke manufactured to the most demanding standards. Original Ferrari parts include the indicator stalks (installed at a cost of €1,800), grille, window winders, door handles, badging, headlamps and rear view mirror. Even the ashtray is an original Ferrari item, bought from GTO Engineering for £400. To acquire one correct Nardi steering wheel as sported by the 250 GT, the owner actually had to buy four of them. The car runs on the original size Pirelli tyres, wrapped around an €8,000 set of Borrani wheels.
The £4,000 stainless steel exhaust features a resonator box so it sounds like a V12 on carburetors – and steroids! To create the bumpers, the vendor had a mold made and the bumpers were then cast in stainless steel – at a cost of £3,000. The engine is the 325 HP BMW M3 E36 power unit, giving outstanding reliability and even more power than the original 250 GT.
Fascinating attention to detail has resulted in modern features not sported by the original being cleverly disguised. For example, while the doors feature Ferrari window winders, opening the ashtray reveals the controls for the electric windows and heated seats. The seats themselves are precise replicas of the Ferrari originals – only with the benefit of heating for colder climates. Beneath the period radio sits a speaker with a difference. Entirely in keeping with the authentic 250 GT styling, this was made specially in Germany by Becker. It pulls down to reveal the air conditioning controls hidden behind. And the vendor chose to have the car painted black, with black upholstery, in tribute to the ‘lost Ferrari 250 GT, the black on black machine which has never been found.
This stunning and meticulously created machine offers the chance to acquire a recreation that is visually almost identical to the original 250 GT, built to the highest of standards and featuring an extensive range of Ferrari or bespoke-manufactured parts.
The vendor – a former Chairman of two Italian motor clubs and a lifelong enthusiast for Italian cars and motorcycles – commented, “I have owned some 500 cars, many of them very beautiful, but no other machine I have driven has attracted such a huge amount of positive attention.”
Original Ferrari 250 GT Californias sell for some £20 million. The estimate for this glorious and intricately detailed recreation is £70,000-£100,000.