We all love American cars, Japanese cars, European cars, and Australian cars, but nobody remembers African cars like the Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am and its Ford rival, the Capri Perana
These were factory road racers, built by stuffing V8s into pony car bodies. Ford of South Africa put a five-liter into their Capri and Chevy sourced their own 302 ci motor from Trans-Am Camaro Z28s.
These cars weren't put on sale anywhere else and were purely South African-market cars, made with the country's popular sports and touring car races in mind. Jim Brennan of Hooniverse has a fantastic write-up on both of those cars and you should go read it.
Of course, not everyone knows about the awesome cars present in the African market, as we found out in the post heralding the coming of the 1.0 liter Ford Fiesta. A few of our readers set the domestic markets against each other.