Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
3 minute read
18 Jul 2020
7:23 am

Boet, you can still get a decent Bantam

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Most of the listings include aftermarket extras such as canopies, tonneau covers or doors, rubberised loadboxes and tow bars.

There have been plenty of speculation about Ford’s plans to unveil a brand new small bakkie in North America that could eventually find its way to South Africa. But until a such time, a spiritual successor for the Bantam hits our showfloors, should that ever happen, the pre-owned market is the only place you’ll find South Africa’s beloved little Blue Oval half-tonner. The third generation of the locally built Bantam went out of production in 2011 and even after almost a decade, these vehicles are still plentiful on our roads. Whether they are used for work or recreation, they are...