Dealership walk-ins have decreased dramatically over the last few years, which is why the car industry is determined to make their showrooms as intriguing and entertaining as possible, adding restaurants, bars, displays and other elements to their offering (and selling a lot of cars in the process). Gumtree Auto identified their top picks for petrol heads:
Viper Lounge, Table View
If you love bikes, The Viper Lounge is the place for you. There are a variety of brands on their showroom floor, all which have been cleared by a qualified technician, including a few awesome Harley Davidsons. Best of all, Cape Town’s favourite food truck, The N.O.B (No Ordinary Burger) regularly parks there to serve up their signature burgers.
Crossley & Webb, Gardens
Dozens of classic and collectible cars, a full service centre and an awesome coffee bar makes Crossley & Webb the ideal hangout for car enthusiasts. There are dozens of Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches and Rolls Royce on display from their personal and private collections, either for sale or just to admire.
Bloomsbury Investment Cars, Milnerton
Who says cars can’t be investments? This nifty dealership sells amazing cars from 1950 to 2018 that are guaranteed to pay dividends in the future. Come for the cars, stay for the stories – the staff will eagerly and knowledgeably share the history of the unique rides on their showroom floor.
JB Classic Cars, Meadowridge
If you are looking for a dealership owned and operated by petrol heads, JB Classic Cars is the ideal spot to visit. Muscle cars, classic cars and simply incredibly interesting cars can be viewed, sold and admired online or in person.
Darling Motorcycle Works, Darling
This West Coast gem sells and restores vintage bikes at incredibly affordable prices. The showroom has no doubt inspired many a nostalgic road trip, with bikes from the 70s and 80s regularly on display.