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PASSION FOR PORSCHE

For local enthusiasts, the names ‘Abbot’ and ‘Porsche’ go hand in hand. It’s no wonder, with John Abbot’s showroom and workshop having been a mainstay in supporting the famed brand for years. Even if you didn’t own one of Stuttgart’s finest, the perfect placement of the company building in Kyalami Office Park meant that one could ogle the exotica while on the way to watch the racing action from the equally iconic Fat Arnie’s pub, located on the out… Read Story

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Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-8V Turbo

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-8V Turbo

The Mercedes-Benz W210 was the internal designation for the 190 series sedans, the firm's first foray into compact class vehicles. Built between 1982 and 1993 it was a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-door sedan design… Read More

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Porsche 911T Targa

Porsche 911T Targa

The 911T was the base model 911 and no, the ‘T’ does not stand for ‘Targa’ but rather for ‘Touring’. Introduced in 1967, the 911T was meant to replace the four-cylinder 912. The 1973 911 received a larger 2.4-litre engine, a ma… Read More

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PASSION FOR PORSCHE
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PASSION FOR PORSCHE

For local enthusiasts, the names ‘Abbot’ and ‘Porsche’ go hand in hand. It’s no wonder, with John Abbot’s showroom and workshop having been a mainstay in supporting the famed brand for years. Even if you didn’t own one of Stuttgart’s finest, the perfect placement of the company building in Kyalami Office Park meant that one could ogle the exotica while on the way to watch the racing action from the equal… Read Story

190E WINS AT KYALAMI – A FIRST FOR ABS
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190E WINS AT KYALAMI – A FIRST FOR ABS

Just over 30 years ago, on 18 November 1990, Mercedes-Benz ‘st – sport technik’ surprised the competition with its 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II racing touring car at a DTM invitation race in Kyalami. This EVO II was the first works test car to be equipped with the special anti-lock braking system (ABS) for racing, which had been jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch. Against tough competition, Roland… Read Story

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MERC R 107 SL HITS 50

Fifty years ago, in April 1971, Mercedes-Benz initiated a new chapter in the fascinating history of the SL sport… Read Story

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MAKING A MARQUE

Two milestones in the history of Mercedes-Benz were achieved at the ‘Nice Week’ racing event, which ran from 25… Read Story

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Live Online Auction: 1973 Porsche 911T Targa

This pristine car, painted the same Sepia Brown hue as it left the factory in, has been immaculately and lovingly restored to its original glory by master Porsche craftsman Tim Abbot. No detail has been omitted – even the original toolkit and 1973 owner’s manual are included. With only 336km on the clock since full restoration, you couldn’t find a more perfect example of the Porsche 911T around.

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