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After many years of enjoyment and ownership, Mr. Carel Smit decided it was time to restore his much loved 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche fixed head coupe. A man of uncompromising detail, this project had to be completed to what was in his minds eye. Having selected a beautiful colour for the exterior and interior, a top quality carpet for the interior and boot, it was all systems go. A long, and sometimes arduous journey lay ahead.

As a company, we realized that to reach Mr. Smith’s expectations and more, we would have to manage the process to ensure a very high standard of quality. This we managed and much to Mr.Smit’s  delight, the car he spent so much time and effort to get to his requirements, won it’s class in the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners Club concourse.

Have a look at the photographs and see the final gorgeous result that has everyone in rapture. Enjoy, and [...]

 

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Springfield-built 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster, Best of Show at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. Photo by David Droschak.

In December of 1924, a young but already wealthy Howard Hughes ordered a 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster from a dealer in New York City, paying a reported $13,450 for the luxury automobile. Later, this car would spend over 40 years in a Florida barn before being discovered by current owner Guy Lewis of Pinecrest, Florida, in 2014. Fresh from a multi-year restoration completed in February 2017, this Springfield-built Rolls-Royce earned Best of Show honors at the recent Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Though the Rolls-Royce name is indelibly linked to England, the firm once manufactured automobiles on U.S. soil, in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1920 until 1931. The reasons for this business venture [...]

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Castrol Classic and PL Motors

PL Motors is very proud to announce the inclusion of the Castrol Classic Range to the business. We have been awarded the right to use and distribute the range of products recently made available in South Africa by Castrol Classic.

For many years now there has been a void in the availability of the correctly formulated oil with correct viscosities for our classic cars as was originally developed and recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.

As technology has advance, we have been forced to use the lubrications that have been developed for the modern engines manufactured. These have different temperature and pressure values to what is required by our beloved classic cars. The oil galleries are also narrower and hence the oils have become thinner. Our beloved classics still need the original specification oils [...]

 

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Taken from the SAVVA website, this helps all collectible car owners to classify their vehicles correctly. Antique, Vintage and Classic cars have subtle but important differences, and the terms shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

Class A
Ancestor – Built prior to December 31, 1904

Class B
Veteran – Built between January 1905 & December 31, 1918
Generally the above classes are rallied together under the banner of Veteran

Class C
Vintage – Built between January 1919 & December 31, 1930

Class D
Post Vintage – Built between January 1931 & December 31, 1945

Class E
Post War – Built between January 1946 & December 31, 1960

Class F
Post 60 Built between January 1961 & December 31, 1970

Class G
Post 70 Built between January 1971 [...]

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