AWZ P70s were sold in South Africa for just 6 months, in 1958. This particular car, purchased by Mr P.E. Rolle from BOS Motors in Pretoria, is one of only three known to have survived locally and the only one of these in original condition. Mr Rolle, an employee at Yskor, used it as a commuter around Pretoria for 20 years.
When he became ill, the car was parked up and then scrapped and deregistered in 1978. He left the car to his apprentice at Yskor, who at the age of 83 sold it on to the current custodian in Johannesburg in 2019 – this was the first time the P70 had ever left the Pretoria region.
It is an extremely well-preserved and original, unrestored example that includes the factory toolkit, jack, wheel spanner, petrol gauge (a calibrated stick), manual, AA membership cards and the actual Engelbert tyres it left the showroom with in ’58. The P70 starts up first time, drives and the cable brakes on all corners do a good job of stopping it. Everything works, including the beautiful interior light, but a small radiator leak repair, taillight fix and replacement of the plywood boot floor would be on the job card.
A fresh 12-volt battery, tyres and reintroduction to the eNaTIS system would be recommended before hitting the road on the likes of the Oily Rag run. Included in the sale is a box of service items and spares, including a gearbox.
It is available for viewing by appointment in Johannesburg.
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