Ferrari F40 scoops best in show at Sun City
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.