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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1916 (1915?)
Owned by Roy Acutt of Fort Victoria in 1974. Roy later went to South Africa and possibly took the bike with him.
Model
Chassis No. 19427
Engine No. C13553/15
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19151915



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1919
Bought from Gwelo car breakers in 1961 and rebuilt by Frank Thompson. Believed taken to the UK when Frank moved there. Ridden by R.F. Gager of Salisbury in the 1st Durban - Johannesburg Commemorative Motor Cycle Trial 1970.
Model 500cc SV
Chassis No.
Engine No. 21447
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black  / green tank
           
Registration Numbers G-40-C/SRH
References
 
1919 BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1924
Owned and rebuilt by LouisStrydom of Fort Victoria in the 1970s. Later acquired by Alan O'Hara, who stored it until 1996 when John Jackson bought it and re-restored it. Taken by John to the UK in 2005.
Model Model B
Chassis No. B3397
Engine No. B3345
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black  / green tank            
Registration Numbers B-1923/SRH
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1925
Remains sold by Albert Massyn of Bulawayo to Glynn Morris. Glynn sold them to John Jackson who restored the bike and later sold it.
Model Model B25
Chassis No. B11906
Engine No. B22490
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1926
First owner A. Ward in Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, then R. Richards of Marandellas, Southern Rhodesia in 1965. Had several owners before it was acquired and rebuilt by P.D. Campbell around 1974. Sold to George Alexander Campbell in 1976. Later acquired by Jeremy Bromley who still owns the bike in Australia.
Model
Chassis No. U9297
Engine No. H7475
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers 278-831-B/RHO
References
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1927
Exported to Rhodesia in 1927, taken to Cape Town in 1932. Owned for many years by a British Airways pilot, who successfully competed in numerous vintage motorcycle events in the 1970s and 80s. When the pilot died in the 1990s, the bike was acquired by his son who took the bike to the UK. For sale in 2007 by Brightwells auction , the vendor having owned the bike for 6 years.  
Model S27 Deluxe 'Sloper' 500cc
Chassis No. U6345
Engine No. M13089
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black / green
           
Registration Numbers USL 789
References Photo: Brightwells Auction
 
1927 BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Registered in Umtali in 1928. Owned by David Francis Scott of Salisbury in 1966.
Model
Chassis No. P3679
Engine No. P4033
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with BRG tank
           
Registration Numbers U-74-C/SRH
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Owned by D. Scott in 1984.
Model Sloper
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 294-586-D/RHO
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1929
770cc twin. Registered on 01/10/1929. Owned by I.E. Curtis 1947, Witham Hull until Feb 1964, Sheps Motorcycle Spares, Salisbury, Owen Rishworth 1965, Alan O'Hara.
Model
Chassis No. 241
Engine No. 189
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers WF2787
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1929
A rare machine as from 1928 most BSAs were 500cc. Side valve engine and wide colonialtype mudguards. Owned by J.G. Thompson in 1973, taken to South Africa in the early 1980s
Model 439cc
Chassis No. G13405
Engine No. M21056 L8W
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Frame
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1930
Built in Nov 1930, supplied to African Lakes Corporation. Owned by A. Johnson in 1970, ridden by J. Badger of Salisbury in the 3rd (1972) & 4th (1973) Durban - Johannesburg Commemorative Motor Cycle Trial. Later went to the USA.
Model Sloper 500cc OHV
Chassis No. Y2-665
Engine No. Y10-1257
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers RV-1930/SRH
References
 
1930 BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1930
Owned by Richard William Clarke in 1968.
Model
Chassis No. P13586
Engine No. XS2270
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Black / green
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1930
Acquired by Norman May from David Scott of Umtali. Restorted by Norman  around 1972.
Model
Chassis No. XB7924
Engine No. XP2476
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1930
Obtained in Malawi in 1969, complete but derelict. Rebuilt buy George Campbell around 1972.
Model
Chassis No. XB124
Engine No. XT1044
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1933
Built by Willie van Leeuwen from parts acquired from Ian Glasby, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Thompson. Still owned by his family in 2011 in Harare.
Model
Chassis No. E10-1220
Engine No. A10-1013
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1934
Acquired as a non-runner by Mac Bailey from the Glasby's in Bulawayo in 1988. Sold to Austin Whitehead who rebuilt it and stillowns it today.
Model M34-12
Chassis No. A10-1714
Engine No. B12-697
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1939
Owned by Les Skeates, sold to Nigel Smith aroudn 1991, bike possibly went to the UK when Nigel moved there.
Model M20
Chassis No. 20-5104
Engine No. M20-73662
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver grey tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1940
Owned by Cyril Nisbet in 1978.
Model
Chassis No. YM 20762
Engine No. YM21 1939
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 284-592-N/RHO
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1946
Rebuilt by John Jackson and later sold to Nigel Smith.
Model M20
Chassis No. M21-**** (unreadable)
Engine No. M20-6576
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver grey tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1948
Remains acquired in Bulawayo by Archie Milligan in the late 1990s. Part restored in Zimbabwe and then taken to Motherwell, Scotland, where the restoration was completed. Sold in 2005 on eBay to a buyer in Motherwell.
Model A7
Chassis No. YA7-1786
Engine No. YA7-1793
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Red and chrome
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1948 BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1950
Owned by John Jackson in 1992.
Model M21
Chassis No. ZM207268
Engine No. ZM215398
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1951
Noted in Zimbabwe in 1984 owned by D. Scott.
Model Bantum
Chassis No.
Engine No. 737174D
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by Ken Purse
Model Bantum
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Light green
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1951
Bike acquired from Eric Deacon in pieces by Willie van Leeuwen, who rebuilt the bike around 1989. Still owned by the Van Leeuwen family.
Model M21
Chassis No. M20-10664
Engine No. ZM21 5357
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black / chrome
           
Registration Numbers 335-839-R/ZIM
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by the Late Willie van Leeuwen, stil owned by his family
Model Gold Star
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by J. Whyte of Harare
Model Gold Star
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by Bob Crook of Harare
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1952
Reasonably omplete bike obtained from Lee Sinclair by Roy Remnant. Rebuilt for Roy by Lat Fuller. Sold after Roy passed away.
Model B31
Chassis No. 19962
Engine No. ZB31-24033
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1952 bsa



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1952
Bought in pieces and restored by Lat Fuller around 1998/99. Later taken to Australia when Lat moved there.
Model B31
Chassis No. 21809
Engine No. ZB31-26063
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with maroon tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
B31



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1952
Ex Mutare, later acquired by Beckley of Bulawayo, now owned by Ross Muir of Harare.
Model
Chassis No. ZM20 S 603
Engine No. ZM21 10790
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black / green
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1952
Owned and restored by Greg Smith around 1992.
Model C11
Chassis No. ZC10-S4-4224
Engine No. ZC11-30249
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1957
Owned by Mrs. Carol Van Leeuwen in 2013, part of her motorcycle collection.
Model C12 250cc
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers
References Pic Viv Westbury
 
C12



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1959
Found in Kwe Kwe, the original frame was scrapped and a replacement frame was found in Bulawayo. Rebuilt by Archie Milligan around 1997/98. Later sold.
Model A10 Golden Flash
Chassis No. FA712256
Engine No. DA10-13083
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with chrome tank
           
Registration Numbers 741-860-T/ZIM
References
 
BSA A10BSA A10



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year 1962
According to the registration book thsi bike was registered in 1961 with frame no. JA722668, but this frame number does not appear to be listed in the BSA books. Bought by Lennart Nordstrom from Hayden Higgs and restored by Lennart around 1993. Believed to have gone to Norway with Lennart.
Model A10 Golden Flash
Chassis No. GA7-22668
Engine No. DA10-17497
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with black & chrome tank
           
Registration Numbers 216-021-E/RHO
References
 
 



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by Ed Lanca in 2013.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
BSA



Make BSA Motorcycle
History          
Year
Rebuilt by Roy Willard, later sold to someone in Zambia.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
BSA


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