Cars.co.za's SentiMETAL brand has launched a very limited series of prints, each paying tribute to uniquely South African cars. The first 10 in the series are available now.
The rise in interest in cars unique to South Africa is not only noticeable in the prices these cars demand these days, but was also very obvious at the recent Concours South Africa, for example, where a large selection of SA Specials vied for the overall trophy, including our very own Opel Kadett GSi Superboss.
"It's apt that these prints are launched in Heritage month," says Cars.co.za Consumer Experience Manager, Hannes Oosthuizen. "We have a very rich automotive heritage, and it's important that we not only protect it, but also celebrate it."
One of the most popular prints thus far has been the BMW 530 MLE, widely regarded as the first M-car.
The first 10 prints feature the BMW 325iS (popularly known as the "Gusheshe"), BMW 333i, 530 MLE, Opel Kadett Superboss, Alfa GTV6 3.0, Ford Sierra XR-8, Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am, Caracal, Fiat 131 Racing and the Ford Capri Perana. "We've gone for bright, strong colours and simple design, to put the focus on the machines," says Oosthuizen. "Artist Wayne Batty's drawings are simply phenomenal in their detail." Future editions will include the likes of the Renault R8 Alconi and GSM Dart.
SentiMETAL will only be printing 50 of each of these prints (in both sizes), and each will be individually numbered. "Ultimately, we may end up producing around 30 of these Editions, because that's more or less the number of cars worthy of poster status," says Oosthuizen. "Imagine what an office or mancave would look like with all 30 of these colourful prints!"
Nationwide shipping is free. Order 3 ore more prints and you get an automatic 20% discount.