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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make AC
History          
Year 1930
Originally owned by Harold Miles Sylvanus of London.Sold in 1934 to Charles Hewartson Banks of Bristol, then fifteen months later to Harold Cummins Hansford also of Bristol. Harold took the car to Rhodesia in 1936. When he died in 1966 the car was acquired by Eric Deacon, though by this time the car had deteriorated. In 1982 the car was rescued by Christopher Gael, who rebuilt the car with a Montlery style 2-seater boat-tail sports body, pine frame with aluminium panels, cycle wings made by Neill Snatt. Regularly used in events in Zimbabwe. Sold in 1999 to Nigel Tucker who stored the car in South Africa before shipping it to the UK.  
Model Acedes Magna
Chassis No. 15924
Engine No. 3467
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe, then 2-seater boat-tail sports
Colours              
Registration Numbers GC 8585, 424-326-Y/ZIM
References Nigel Tucker
 
1930 AC1930 AC

 

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History          
Year   Possibly the Edward car which was AC engined? Photographed at Kyalami in December 1961.
Model Aceca
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-4172/SRH
References Photo CJ du Toit via Gian Marcon


 
AC Aceca

 

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History          
Year 1958
Owned by A. Yarwood in Rhodesia. Later owners include M. Nurse and later R. Louth in the UK.
Model Aceca
Chassis No. AE 697
Engine No. CLB 2383
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers TU-2804/SAF, CYN 95 V
References Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby

 
 

 

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History          
Year 1956
Bristol engined. Owned by Eric Glasby then a Mr. Yarwood. Owned by Tom Kenyon in the late 1950s. Later owners include B. Vant, P. Morgan, Pat Clough, R. McPherson (both in South Africa). Later acquired by Bruce Glasby of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe who used the car regularly -  (Photo shows Cyril Bucham leaning against car).
Model Aceca
Chassis No. BE 584
Engine No. 100B2/3805, now 100D2/904
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers B-6060/SRH; 307-332-F/RHO
References Nick Wood, Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby
 
 1955
                      Aceca

 

Make AC
History          
Year 1958
Ex Eric Glasby, later owned by Dave Riley of Bulawayo then Jack Clough in South Africa. Auctioned in Johannesburg in April 2007, registered NPN-202. RHD, Bristol 100 D2 engine AC close ration gearbox superleggera all aluminium body, recently repainted in original red. Huge racing history, multiple winner in sports car championship racing in Rhodesia, South Africa and Mozambique in late 1950s early 1960s. Class winner and 3rd overall in SouthAfrican 9 hour. Estimate R850 000 - R875 000.

There were three of these cars imported into Rhodesia and all were maroon. One was owned by Eric Glasby of Bulawayo (later owned by Pat Clough), one by Dave Riley of Bulawayo (later owned by Jack Clough) and one by Glyn Edwards of Salisbury. Glasby also owned a vintage AC. 
Model Ace
Chassis No. BE 496
Engine No. 100D2/874, now 100D2/3514
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers RB-6376/SRH, NPN-202/SAF
References Stephan Welz Auction March 2007, Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby
 

 

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History          
Year 1958
Owned by Eric Glasby of Bulawayo. Later owned by Pat Clough in South Africa, then Morgan, Kopsch, Bond, Watson, Illnan, W. Oswald UK, C. Browning, A. Hall, W. Brante USA.
Model Ace
Chassis No. BE 1024
Engine No. 100D2/904
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon, now red
           
Registration Numbers RB-9/SRH, MSV 512
References Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby
 
AC BristolAC
                      Bristol

 

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History          
Year 1959
Owned by Herman-Gill then Cruikshank of Kenya. Imported into Rhodesia where it was owned by Wright. Later acquired by Eric Glasby, the car passed onto his son who took the car to Australia.
Model Ace
Chassis No. BE 1110
Engine No. 100D2/957, now 100D2/1021
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours metallic blue, now red
           
Registration Numbers
References Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby
 

 

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History          
Year 1961
Owned by Glyn Edwards of Salisbury, later by Brian Tyler in South Africa. 
Model Ace
Chassis No. BE 1179
Engine No. 100D2/1114
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon, now red
           
Registration Numbers RSB-5/SRH
References Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby
 
AC Bristol

 

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History          
Year 1961
Imported through Glasby's into Rhodesia by Dave Riley of Bulawayo. Later owned by Eric Glasby of Bulawayo, Maurice Gill of Salisbury, then back to Eric Glasby. Now owned by Jack Clough in Durban, South Africa.Currently fitted with a Ford 2.6-litre engine.
Model Greyhound
Chassis No. BEF-2560
Engine No. 100D2/1130
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic blue, now grey?
           
Registration Numbers 904 CGT, CER-2083/SAF
References Nick Wood, Pat Clough, Geoff Dowdle, Ivan Glasby - Photo Brian Noik
 
AC Greyhound
 

Make AC Cobra Kit car
History          
Year
Built by Arkie Kassim with a Chev 350 engine and BMW suspension. Sold in 2009 to Alan Cacace.


Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers ABK-0016/ZIM
References
 
AC CobraAC
                      Cobra

 

Make AC Cobra Kit car
History          
Year
Owned by Basil Barnes


Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers ABD-4252/ZIM
References
 
AC CobraAC
                      Cobra

 

Make AC Cobra Kit car
History          
Year
Chev V8, owned by J. Evans


Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue            
Registration Numbers ABP-2838/ZIM
References
 
AC Cobra

 


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