Coastal Customs Mossel Bay

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24 Voorloper Cresent, Mossdustria, Mossel Bay, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: -34.161208, 22.008598

People will travel all across the world and pay small fortunes for a beautiful Classic car.

Auction companies love when one of these rolls onto their block. Potential buyers go crazy over them. People will travel all across the world for the chance to buy it. Unfortunately, only one person will drive away in their new car. The rest of those potential buyers will more than likely leave with something else in order to make their trip worthwhile. Because these cars bring in some very fat wallets, the auction company makes more money on all the cars just because the one highly collectible model was available.

This list is all about muscle cars. There are some criteria a car must meet in order to be considered a “classic” muscle car, and therefore be included on this list. First the car must be equipped with a V-8 engine. It also must be made in America during the late 1960s or early 1970s. Most muscle cars have only two doors. Four door models are the subject of a long argument between muscle car fans; however all agree that two-door models are muscle cars. Lastly, they must have been production cars. This means they are not race cars. Someone could have actually gone to a dealership and bought one these. It does not matter if it was available on lots or if it had to be specially ordered from the manufacturer. It just has to a car that could be purchased by anyone.

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The Mythical aspect of the name ‘ Hot Rod ’

There are many theories on the origins of the name “Hot-Rod” and it has fueled many heated discussions around braais and family dining room tables. This American term became commonplace in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been “hopped up” by modifying the engine in various ways to achieve higher performance. A term that was common in the early days to refer to a hot rod was a “gow job”. This has fallen into total disuse except with historians. Out of curiosity we have decided to share a couple of the stories out there.

Some might argue that the term simply was born due to the replacement of the camshaft with a new (“hotter”) version, sometimes known as a hot stick or hot rod, when manufacturing these beautiful machines.

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The 10 Greatest Old Muscle Cars Of All Time

Because it is a genre that enthusiasts are passionate about, you are bound to generate some criticism when compiling a list of the 10 greatest muscle cars of all time. Some enthusiasts trace the history of muscle cars, to the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. But the heyday of this genre ran from 1965 to 1970 before collapsing under the weight of higher gas prices, more stringent exhaust emissions regulations and soaring insurance costs.

What is a muscle car? There isn’t a settled definition, but most experts agree it’s a smaller, two-door car powered by a high-displacement engine typically found in a larger, full-size sedan. Some argue that pony cars, such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, aren’t muscle cars at all, but for this list, we chose not to make that distinction.

Manufacturers have engineered muscle cars for straight-line speed, inspiring more than an occasional Saturday night drag race between traffic lights. Neither built nor sold in huge numbers, muscle cars were bait, luring buyers into showrooms where they would purchase more mundane models. Yet, the muscle-car mystique lives on. Here’s our list, Enjoy!!!

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A word of warning

We would like to warn fellow car enthusiasts and businesses of Classic Car Windscreens ( Owner: Julien Labutte ). We have had an incident with said supplier whereby incorrect windscreens were supplied, and duly returned, yet no monies refunded. We urge you to be careful when doing business with them as it is at a high risk.

It is unfortunate that these types of things occur but when they do, we feelit is best we share the information with our fellow enthusiasts.

Our team at the grand opening of Coin Park

If you missed the grand opening of Coin Park in Hartenbos, Mossel Bay, then you missed out not only on an event to remember but also on having a chance to look through some exquisite vehicles.

Coastal Customs had a large display of all their latest and greatest projects that have recently been completed, including the 1956 Dodge Custom Royal and the 1971 Cadillac Eldorado. These cars truly are works of motoring art.

If you did miss our display, not to worry! All these vehicles will be on display on our website, and if you would like to have a closer look just give us a call to arrange a viewing.

Join Coastal Customs at the 2015 Knysna Motor Show

Have you ever seen a work of motoring art? Would you like to? Then join Coastal Customs and all the other petrol heads in the area at the the 2015 Knysna Motor Show. We will be exhibiting a number of our custom build and fully restored vehicles, such as our custom 1934 Ford Panelvan and the 1939 Chevrolet Coupe Master Deluxe.

Moreover the motor show – Peter Pretorius, Chairman of the Garden Route Motor Club, invites the public to come and experience the original art of the automobile and motorcycle. The event will take place on Saturday May 9 at the Knysna High School sports grounds located on Waterfront Drive. Gates open to the public from 09:30 to 16:00 and the entrance charge is R30 per adult and children under 18 free.

Over and above all the fantastic veteran / vintage cars, the old and modern classic cars, the educational and motor related stands and the respective franchise dealer new cars on display, a strong focus will be the amazing display of vintage and classic motorcycles, as well as unusual custom motorcycle.

Hope to see you there!

Coastal Customs spends a day with The Parlotones

Coastal Customs recently enjoyed a day out with The Parlotones (who clearly needs no introduction). They spent two days in Mossel Bay with scheduled shows at The Barn, and while they weren’t rocking their fans with their songs, they explored Mossel Bay in two of our cars. First on the list was a tasting at the local craft brewery, which was followed by a quick stop at The Point for a photoshoot with our cars and The Parlotones against the ocean and the lighthouse as natural backdrops. Lunch at Pinnacle Point (and more awesome photographs) followed before they returned to The Barn for their evening performance.

Coastal Customs wants to thank The Parlotones for their positive feedback and obvious enjoyment of our vehicles. We look forward to seeing them again in our beautiful town, and showing them around some more.

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Coastal Customs Barnyard Theatre Mossel Bay Photoshoot

Coastal Customs specialises in restoring vintage vehicles and building hot rods and customised vehicles. Some of these gorgeous vehicles were recently photographed at the Barnyard Theatre Mossel Bay, coupled with some stunning local beauties provided by Ace Models.

The Barnyard Theatre Mossel Bay was chosen as the venue for the shoot, as the look and feel worked with the vehicles. With the farm backdrop and of course the rugged-looking buildings, we were able to create an overall “way-back-then” feel with the photographs. The day ran out with a gorgeous sunset, allowing for even more stunning photographs. Then as a completely unexpected bonus, dramatic cloud settings added atmosphere to some of the images.

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