Ferrari F40 scoops best in show at Sun City

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MO­TOR­ING COR­RE­SPON­DENT

ABEAUTIFULLY pre­pared 1989 Ferrari F40 is the over­all win­ner of Con­cours South Africa 2017, held at Sun City this past week­end.

The iconic Ferrari, which cel­e­brated 40 years of Ferrari man­u­fac­ture when it was an­nounced in the late 1980s, was also the fi­nal project over­seen by the great Enzo Ferrari, be­fore his death in 1988. This im­mac­u­late ex­am­ple, one of just a hand­ful re­sid­ing in South Africa, is owned by Keith Rivers, fa­mous in South Africa as one of the founder mem­bers of the Tiger Wheels or­gan­i­sa­tion, and also for his ex­ploits in mo­tocross and mo­tor­cy­cle en­duros.

Sec­ond place over­all went to the un­re­stored and im­mac­u­lately-pre­served 1968 Shelby Mus­tang GT350H owned by Dain­fern’s Ravi Chetty. This car was one of the last spe­cial Hertz rent-a-car Mus­tangs pro­duced by Ford and Shelby in 1968, and was im­ported here from the USA a cou­ple of years ago.

In third place was the im­mac­u­late 1970 Porsche 911 S “short-wheel­base” model, owned by Porsche ex­pert Tim Ab­bot of Jo­han­nes­burg.

“We have taken a huge step for­ward with our sec­ond Con­cours South Africa event,” said or­gan­iser Paul Ken­nard. “Not only was the en­try well up, but the stan­dard of en­tries rose ex­po­nen­tially over our in­au­gu­ral year in 2016. This year we had in­ter­na­tional pres­ence with guests from New York and the UK, and we have even big­ger plans for next year!”

This year there were some achingly beau­ti­ful cars on dis­play, rang­ing in age from a 1913 Buick to a 1989 Porsche 928 S4.

Favourites amongst the pub­lic were two re­cent restora­tions, a 1971 Dino 246 GTB (the small Ferrari) owned by Vic and Ger­hard Cam­pher, and Peter Bai­ley’s 1970 Lamborghini Miura S.

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