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Pre-war Buicks retire in Windhoek

Grand old ladies, the 1938 Buick and her sister, the1938 Buick Limited, both restored by Peter Breitenstein, revelled in all the attention they received at the Day of the Old Wheelers. The members of the club, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique motor vehicles, are the custodians of mobile history.

Grand old ladies, the 1938 Buick and her sister, the1938 Buick Limited, both restored by Peter Breitenstein, revelled in all the attention they received at the Day of the Old Wheelers. The members of the club, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique motor vehicles, are the custodians of mobile history.

The very active members of the Old Wheelers Club brought together more than 180 cars, scooters and bikes of days gone by at their successful exhibition and auction, earlier this month. For the first time, a restored 1938 Buick 8 Limited was on display.
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.

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