Concours SA: Classics come out to wow

Ferrari F40 trio

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Concours South Africa returned this past weekend and nearly 50 stunning machines competed for glory at Broadacres Centre in Fourways.

Images: Stefan Kotze

It's not often that you see a Ferrari F40 in South Africa, but to see three of the iconic Italian supercars parked next to one another in the same place is truly a sight to behold. 

Ferrari 512TR

In fact, Concours SA presented a true feast for the eyes, particularly for fans of the Prancing Horse, with other examples including a 512 TR, Dino 246, 328 GTS, 355 F1 Spider, F355 Challenge and very rare 550 Barchetta.

Lamborghini Diablo SV

Of course, what would a show like this be without a Lamborghini, and in this instance visual pleasure was provided by a silver Diablo SV. Fans of more modern Raging Bulls could also ogle a metallic red Aventador roadster.

Fiat 500 wagon

Sticking to the Italian theme, Fiat was represented by a number of cute classic 500s (including an adorable blue wagon), as well as a lovely example of the X1/9.

Toyota 2000GT

Toyota's recently restored 2000GT, looking drop-dead gorgeous in red, was also in attendance and drew big crowds.

Jaguar E-Type

For the Brits there was a pair of lovely Triumphs (TR3 and TR4) to drool over, as well as two very neat Austin-Healeys and a Jaguar E-Type coupe, in an unusual light yellow colour. A modern-day DBS added a splash of Bond to the event.


And then, when it came to the Germans, a special section was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of BMW's M division. In fact, two BMWs took home silverware - a 2006 M5 placed first overall in the Show & Shine category, while a 2000 M5 took third place in the Best of Show (main) category.

Mercedes-Benz 220SE

In fact, it was a German clean sweep in the Best of Show category, which in previous years was dominated by Italian cars. In second place was a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera and taking overall honours was a stunning 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE.

Mercedes classic

Two other Mercedes-Benzes that caught the eye were a black 190SL and the silver Pagoda SL that also took part in The Cape 1000 earlier this year.

Nash Metropolitan

Finally, what would a Concours be without a truly oddball or quirky car? This year that prize certainly went to the Nash Metropolitan!

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