A man with a talent for building real-life wire cars recently wowed crowds with his skills when he built up a Shelby Cobra for a Matric Dance.


Charles Smith from Bloemfontein discovered Seun Diphoko’s talent for building wire cars. He was drawn to the creative entrepreneur and his ability to build John Deere Tractors and South African Police Service vehicles.

Intrigued by the talent, Charles wrote a story about Seun for the Volksblad. The story caught peoples attention and soon they started placing orders with Seun.

Wire Car

Then one day, the biggest order he had ever received came in.

A young lady by the name of Charné Strauss from Potchefstroom wanted a wire car for her matric dance. Seun started working on the Shelby Cobra’s body, adding clever wireframes to the vehicle which enhanced the look but made it completely unique.

He even put Charné’s name on the front of the unique car.

With all the interest in Seun’s skills, a bursary fund was also established for his children.

Geroldine Strauss, Charné’s mother, started a children’s scholarship fund after building Charne, her daughter, a car. She wrote him a letter of thanks after the event.

“Dear Seun Diphoko, thank you for helping us build our daughter’s dream car for the matric farewell. In January 2018, Charne Strauss read an article by Charles Smith who handled your wonderful talent and sometimes decided to build a wire rack as a matric farewell car.

I think we were all shocked and wondered how are we going ever realized that, but you immediately said “anything is possible”, “bring the car I will make him”.

“We know there are still big things for you, you are one of a kind”

You can contact Seun here if you would like to find out more.

Sources: Supplied / Facebook
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