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RIP Louis and Mrs Coetzer

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RIP Louis Coetzer and Hermien condolences to the family of this tragic loss. Together for ever.
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Louis Coetzer is not to be confused with Gerhard Ryksen of Volksie Museum.

Louis had a huge collection of classic Mercedes-Benzes and other cars (including every configuration of 1959 Chevy Impala). I was privileged to visit his private museum several times, including a tour of his other warehouses full of Mercedes-Benz classics.

My condolences to their family and friends and may their souls rest in peace.
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What I have heard was that they where involved in an accident in the Naudes Nek.

May you both RIP

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Very sad news to here.

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fig wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:30 am
Louis Coetzer is not to be confused with Gerhard Ryksen of Volksie Museum.
Indeed. Louis was a good looking man.

On a serious note, condolences to family and friends
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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retrovan wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:32 am
What I have heard was that they where involved in an accident in the Naudes Nek.

May you both RIP

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Yes, the alert I received said they died in a car crash.
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Sad news. RIP Louis and Hermien. I also had the privilege to visit his warehouse in Bloemfontein to admire his collection many years ago.

Below a video from 2014, showing his collection:


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.........., very tragic, a hart attack is suspected.

Very sad last minute.......

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RIP oom Louis en Tannie

I also had the Privilege to visit som of his vehicles the past year

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Having watched the video posted above by Pine, I think I saw Louis at the Late Estate Bester classic car auction in Stellenbosch on 09-Nov-19. He was quite prominent because he bought a number of items, so the camera was on him a lot. The whole 6 hour auction can be viewed on YouTube. I particularly remember the stack of Mercedes hubcaps that he got, which I was also interested in, that went for about R12k. I heard afterwards that he had probably the biggest collection of hub caps in South Africa.

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