SPORT CARS SOUTH AFRICA
The Puma GT was originally designed by an Italian, Rino Malzoni who lived and worked in Brazil. Based on VW running gear he designed a very pretty sports car. Volkswagen do Brazil had no qualms about selling parts and subassemb''es to Puma whose factory produ,°.d about 30 units a month. The SOULh African connection started when a businessman called Vic Borcherds became aware of thc. Brazilian Puma. As South Africa was already producing the Beetle with many local parts and assemblies. Vic reasoned that he could produce the cars in South Africa. He imported a Burnt orange coloured Puma to test the market. Unfortunately the quality of Brazilian tires was so bad that he lost control during a rainstorm and wrapped the car around an Armco barrier. It is not clear whether he imported other examples as well. As the Brazilian puma was based on the wider Karmann Ghia chassis, the body was redesigned by Puma Brazil.
Lotus Cars, the sports car division of Group Lotus, has appointed Pearl Automotive to distribute Lotus cars in South Africa. Pearl already distributes MG, Rover and Bentley products here and Land Rover products in sub-Saharan Africa. "The Lotus brand will complement our 'Best of British stable perfectly" said Piet Rademeyer, Pearl's executive director. "We are very excited to be able to offer these superb sports cars to the South African market.
Gum Tree is a importer of quality used japanese sports cars as well as German/American Cars
Birkin Cars has been an international icon since 1983. A company entrenched with a deep motorsport history and rich lineage that captured the imagination of thousands of sports car purists around the globe. After a brief spell in the Australasian market, Birkin Cars is back. Birkin Australia speaks exclusively to the founder of Birkin Cars, John Watson, on a number of topics including the re-entry of Birkin into the Australasian Market.
The Internet Motor Company is owned and run by motoring enthusiast Brian Noik. Brian is very active in the South African vintage car movement, A car lover since an early age, Brian Has a passion for Vintage and Classic Motor Cars
These are the cars you loved to drive or dreamed you could. Because they were true sports cars. Engineered for hair-raising performances, they were designed to excite the spirit and fire the soul of every motor enthusiast. Now you can stop dreaming and start collecting... own your very own fleet of spirited dream machines. An international collection of precision die-cast models, each crafted with outstanding detail and accuracy.
The V8 Vantage is a high-performance sports car, yet the engine is so tractable, the handling so predictable, the visibility so good and the controls so easy to use that it is as comfortable in town or city as it is on country roads or even the track. The car's tailgate adds to its day-to-day practicality, while high safety standards provide reassurance whatever the driving conditions. All of which means the V8 Vantage can be a weekday working car, as well as a weekend treat.
By 1927, he'd progressed to building special bodied cars, which in 1931 resulted in the launch of the legendary SS1 – a car which set the stage for the first true Jaguar. As the range improved and expanded, it needed a name to reflect its speed, power and sleekness and in 1935 the Jaguar name was born. During World War II, whilst concentrating primarily on the manufacture of sidecars for military use, the company also learnt aircraft design and production techniques. When Jaguar subsequently introduced its new XK120 at the 1948 Motor Show – with an engine output of an unprecedented 160 BHP – it was destined to become one of the greatest sports cars of all time. The Mark VII saloon was unveiled at the 1950 Motor Show and once again Lyons 'stole the show'. Jaguar now had a fine reputation, a superb large saloon and a very fine sports car, but it needed a high volume smaller car. In 1955, the company invested £1 million on designing and developing the Jaguar 2.4 to fill the gap.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 300,000 employees and 108 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company.
Mazda offers its new and used sports cars for sale.
Mercedes Benz offers its new and used sports cars for sale.
Mitsubishi Motors offers its new and used sports cars for sale.
Nissan SA has received three Gold Awards in the latest Synovate Competitive Customer Satisfaction Index (CCSI) survey. By taking gold in the Sales Index categories for both passenger and light commercial vehicles and the Service Index category for light commercial vehicles, we have achieved gold in three of the four categories among all motor companies surveyed in the period January to December 2007! Nissan has also claimed top spot in both Sales Index categories!
Opel offers its new and used sports cars for sale.
Peugeot's rate of development since its 2002 inception as a company and a brand in South Africa has exceeded all expectations To import a complete range of stylish, elegant and innovative products and to set up a dealer network from where the public could gain access to these products, obviously topped the priority list in 2002. Since then, Peugeot Motors South Africa continued to introduce new models to our shores as soon as possible after their respective international launches, resulting in a wide range of vehicles available to appeal to customers across most market segments.
Immerse yourself in the 100-year history of the Targa Florio and discover the success stories that Porsche has chalked up during this extraordinary race. Ferdinand Porsche was setting automotive milestones long before he built the first sports car under his own name in 1948. We never forget where we are from. Surely we are not a large enterprise, but what counts for us are our tradition and our history.
Toyota offers its new and used sports cars for sale.
Peu is a black-owned and black-managed investment holding company, established in 1996. Peu targets investments with high-growth potential, a proven track record and where it has the ability to add value. The Group holds long-term investments in financial services, information and communication technologies ("ICT"), supply chain, fleet lease and automotive sectors. Peu, through its sound investment philosophy, aims to achieve high value growth and returns to ensure the prosperity of the group and to offer long-term benefits to its clients, employees and community.