One of the cars consigned to the first SA racing-car auction is this Nissan 370Z formerly used by the GT Academy

Wednesday 24 July will see what the organiser says is the first auction sale of racing cars in South Africa, with 19 competition vehicles on the block, ranging from small Production-Class hatchbacks - including a 98kW Group N Opel Corsa and a Mk1 VW Golf in full track trim with an 86kW two-litre, eight-valve long-block engine - to fire-breathing big-bore classics such as a Ford GT40 (professionally built by Bailey Edwards and resplendent in period Gulf Oil livery) and a 370kW Chev V8-powered Lola T70.

Also up for grabs is one of the Nissan 370Z coupes used by the GT Academy (pictured above), complete with air jacks, Brembo brakes, a spare set of rims and Motec electronics, as well as an ultra-rare 2.4-litre Fiat Stilo Abarth production racer, also with uprated brakes, spare rims and Motec engine management.

HOT STREET CAR

One of the few (barely) street-legal cars in this exclusive group is a 2005 Daytona Coupe, with less than 4000km on the clock, boasting a 375kW, 6.6-litre V8, six-speed manual ‘box and limited-slip diff, believed to be capable of 0-100 in 3.8 seconds.

The cars can be viewed the day before the sale at Park Village Auctions, 221 Main Road, Martindale, or you can download the catalogue from their website.

The auction will begin at 10.30am on Wednesday, and there is also a facility to bid online.

For more information contact Jon Matos on 082-568-1970.