A car-obsessed dentist who has amassed Britain ’s biggest private car collection is selling the whole lot for £100 million. [Read more…]
Though there had been other hatchbacks before it (such as the Renault 16TS), the Mazda 323 which was introduced in South Africa in 1977 was the car that popularised hatchbacks here. It was a sensation. [Read more…]
Chevrolet Firenza (HC). 1971–5 (prod. unknown; 100 Can Am). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1158, 1256, 2507 cm³ (4 cyl. OHV), 5047 cm³ (V8 OHV). South African development of Vauxhall Viva (HC), with differences in badging and engine range. Range featured a 2·5-litre four, but collectors cherish the Can Am V8, a homologation special with a Chevrolet Camaro engine, built to compete in South African racing and a rival to the Ford Capri Perana, costing R5,800 at a time when the next top Firenza was R2,700.