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Lady & The Beast

Lady & The Beast

My name is Carolette van Neel, I am 37 years old and grew up in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. I am a creditors administrator and I currently reside in Kuilsriver, Cape Town, in the Northern Suburbs. My love for cars started with my father, George Plaatjies. I started to take an interest in cars so that I could spend more time with him as it was his passion and favourite pastime. Over time I have come to share my love for cars with my own children. My choice with regards to buying my Ford Mustang goes back to the love my father instilled in me for these types of cars. When my dad passed away in September 2013 I decided to realise a dream we had shared for many years. He had always wanted to own a 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback Boss 351 but he never had the means to own one. When the opportunity arose to buy the Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost I just could not let it slip through my fingers. It is not exactly what we had in mind but I love the sleek, modern sexy look and feel of the car and I think my dad would be proud of my choice. When I bought the car I had the full V8 exhaust system installed because the sound I wanted was not there without it. I also had black racing stripes put onto the car and this was done by Wrapmaster in Thornton, Cape Town. Currently she “purrs” like a lion just as American muscle should. My plans are to put a Cobb front mount intercooler, Cobb 3 down pipe and Cobb cold air intake onto the car. At the end of the day she will definitely not be a s


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