MOUTON LOTTER 1930 MODEL A PHAETON

Model: 1930 Phaeton

Nickname: Sally

 

History

I know the history of Sally since 1942 - so do not know the previous ownership. She was obtained by Mr AP (“Apie”) Keyter in 1942. He was a University student at the time and had a lot of fun with her. He also used the car in his early days as a teacher. In 1954, he gave Sally to his brother in law, Mr Piet Mills, who was a veterinary inspector in the then Northern Transvaal . He used her in his daily business throughout the area of Zoekmekaar, Groblersdal & even Louis Trichardt. He drove Sally to the point of no repair and she was lying in his yard in Groblersdal. In the mean time my father, Johan Lotter, met Apie Keyter in 1957 in Pretoria, where he was studying part-time at Pretoria University while they were working at Pretoria Municipalitty.

 

They became friends through their mutual interest in boxing. During this time about 1960, they decided to reclaim Sally from Oom Piet and do a restoration. On completion in 1963, Oom Apie gave Sally to my father. It was also the year of my birth and Oom Apie became my Godfather. Sally was then formally a member of our family. I was christened with Sally as the transportation to church, as well as both my brothers in 1965 & 1967. During this time, Mother Mari used Sally as daily commute in Pretoria until we moved to Standerton in 1965 - where she continued. In 1970, we moved to Pietersburg, and again mom & Sally became a familiar sight in town. Sally also played a role in many a wedding1

 

In 1983 to 85, I had Sally back in Pretoria, where we had great fun as the official vehicle for Mopanie residence at Pretria University. After this period, I started work in Secunda, while my parents moved to Glentana in Sothern Cape. Due to lack of storage space, the bad climate in Secunda, we had Sally stored on a farm near Brits for a couple of years during which unfortunately her condition deteriorated. In 2002, I convinced dad to do a complete restoration and we transported Sally to Mossel Bay. Dad, true to his nature, did a magnificent job over a period of 10 years with help of many enthusiasts (Oom Fanie van Wyngaardt at age of 80 something did the spray painting and Dwyne Caine did the upholstery and roof).

 

 

In May 2013, I took ownership with Sally being teasferred to my name - a magnificent 50th birthday present! As a promise from dad to Oom Apie - Sally is to remain in our family. I have three sons - and we will decide on the future home for Sally when the time comes. In the mean time - we will look after her and enjoy every moment!

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