Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Pre-war Buicks retire in Windhoek
The Old Wheelers Club annually celebrates what they call, the Day of the Old Wheeler. To the amazement of visitors, the club members find, restore and pamper old cars for a hobby. Many of these vehicles are sound investment assets and are worth many hundreds of thousands more than when they were young.
At the recent Day of the Old Wheeler, a 1948 Willy’s pick-up and a 1963 Ford Consul Capri auctioned for values substantially above their reserve prices. The day’s highlight was the draw of the winning raffle ticket for a beautiful Italian Lancia (1972 model). The car was won by Christo du Plessis.
The Old Wheelers Club expressed their appreciation to Standard Bank for its substantial sponsorship to make the Day of the Old Wheeler a huge success. The event is part of the club’s on-going fund raising initiatives to construct a new club house.