Business might have slowed down a bit over the last year but the demand for classic British Sports cars is still there.I have had no problem selling a really nice MGA Roadster, a sidescreen Triumph or an Austin Healey.Also becoming popular are the chrome bumper MGB Roadsters and top quality MGBGT’s the latter being bought by older folk that don’t want there bald heads burnt by he African sun.
Just a month ago I sold an MGA to a very large man that had been visiting my showroom for ten years. I always had time to listen to him reminisce about the MGA he owned some 40 years ago but never took him seriously as he stands at about 6 ft 5 tall and is by no means small.
In this business we do have a lot of “wheel kickers” but as it just shows that “one never knows who you are dealing with”
A well know restorer in Knysna is building Austin Healey replicas to a very high standard. These cars will be using BMW 325 running gear and will be difficult to tell apart from the real thing.
We have sold two already and the first one will be ready in about a month.
Theses cars cost half the price of a real one, will be twice as nice to drive and probably three times more reliable. The price with all the best equipment like Chrome wire wheels,Lucas lights and leather seats is R250,000.