If you're familiar with our YouTube channel, Ciro De Siena requires no introduction. And, if you've ever wondered what car "our video guy" is proud to call his own, then this video will answer that question...
Hello hello, Ciro here! Yes, this is the first car I've ever bought myself. I've been a motoring journalist since I was 19 and so I've never had to buy myself a car.
When I decided to take the plunge, I was on the lookout for something special. I wasn't too fussy and I went to test drive a few modern classics. But then this little Mazda came up at the Crossley & Webb dealership in Cape Town.
This car had one owner and was garaged its whole life in Johannesburg with only 44 000 km on the clock. It was an absolute gem. The interior is in mint condition and completely original, except for the sneaky little boost gauge sitting on the steering column. And that is the first clue to what's happening under the bonnet. This car has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, and I'd love for you to watch the video and let me know what you think.
This car means very much to me. It puts a smile on my face every single time I drive it, and that's how I know I bought the right car. I don't think I'll lose money on it, these are so rare in South Africa, but I almost don't care. I love this car and it makes me immensely happy. And that, I suppose, is priceless.