Hot race car comes home
THERE is a happy ending to the theft of a unique racing car reported in Wheels last week.
A man from Pretoria north who buys, repairs and sell classic cars, bought the Sana RD11 F5000 race car days after it was stolen in Johannesburg.
The unique car was towed away in broad daylight after thieves had broken the gate to the house of Dr Greg Mills, head of the Brenthurst Foundation in Parkview, Johannesburg.
The Sana is worth more than R1 million. Mills bought the car in the UK in 2008 and repaired it locally.
Only two Sana RD11 F5000 race cars were built in the 1970s.
Spokesperson for the Parkview police station, Sergeant Lloyd Ramovha, confirmed the car was reported found on Thursday after it was reported stolen on Tuesday.
A friend of Mills went to the station on Thursday morning to say he received a call from a classic car dealer in Kameeldrift, north of Pretoria, who said he had unwittingly bought the Sana.
Detective Sergeant Timmy Rikhotso said the man bought the car from an unknown man, and did not know it was stolen. When he found out the entire racing fraternity was looking for the Sana, he found Mills to say he had his car.
Ramovha said the man was co-operating fully with police to find the thieves, but no one has yet been arrested. — WR.