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Classic Cars in Rhodesia


Make Buick History          
Year 1928
Restored by Bert Smith of Selous in the mid 1980s. Taken to South Africa where it was sold by his daughter in the late 1980s. Seen in Randburg in 1997.

Bert also had the remains of a 1929 Silver Anniversary sedan and a 1925 Master 6, which were passed onto Clive Southon.
Model  
Chassis No. 1647838
Engine No. 1704809
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports tourer
Colours Blue / Black fenders
           
Registration Numbers   References
 
1928



Make  Buick History          
Year   Owner unknown.
Model  
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References Nick Wood
 
 Buick
 


Make Buick History          
Year 1931
Owned by someone in Bulawayo in the 1970s, often used as a wedding car (photo shows the car in use at the wedding of my Dad and Step-Mother in  1973). Possibly belonged to the Jennings family.
Model Straight 8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours Red over black
           
Registration Numbers B-3111/SRH
References Photo Randal Kennerley
 
Dodge wedding car
 


Make Buick History          
Year 1931
Noted in Harare in 2011.Noted for sale in 2017
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Pics Viv Westbury, James Hewitt Jnr
 
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Make Buick History          
Year 1935
Double sidemount spare wheels. Owned by Malcolm Keith Clarke of Salisbury in 1970. When acquired by Mr. Clarke,  the car had done 59,000 miles. Later went to Bulawayo.
Model 35-50 straight 8
Chassis No. 2811336
Engine No. 2980618
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Prussian blue
           
Registration Numbers   References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 

 

Make Buick History          
Year 1938 Noted for sale at Arkie Kassim's yard in 2013.
Model  
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References
 
 19381938



Make Buick History          
Year 1941
Owned by Connie Gouws of Fort Victoria in 1980.
Model  
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References 7th Annual VCC Zim Rally
 
 



Make Buick History          
Year 1946 Owned for many years by Rob Stirling. After Rob died the car was acquired from his son Brendan by Maurice Beckley of Bulawayo. The car was used in the film 'The Power of One', as a police car.
Model Super
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours              
Registration Numbers  287-445-P/RHO References Bruce Beckley
 
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Make Buick History          
Year 1947 ex T O'Leary
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2 door
Colours Two tone blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
buick 2dr



Make Buick History          
Year 1955
Model Roadmaster
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Buick


Make Buick History          
Year 1968
Owned by Colin Bailes of Bulawayo in 2011.
Model GS
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Red with black stripe and roof
           
Registration Numbers ABO-5336/ZIM
References Bruce Beckley
 
Buick GS


Make Buick History          
Year 1968
Earliest known owner was Rob Stirling of Bulawayo, the car was red at the time. He sold it to Reg Harverye who sprayed the car and rebuilt it mechanically. Rob reacquired the car when Reg passed away. Upon Rob passing away it was sold by his son Brendon to a Bulawayo man who kept the car for 15 years but hardly used it. It was subsequently found in Zvishavane in 2014 and sold to Colin Bailes who recommisioned the car and got it running again before reselling to a Harare collector. The car has a 430 motor and auto box.
Model Riviera
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 140-392-Z/RHO
References Colin Bailes
 
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Make Buick History          
Year 1978?
Noted for sale in Zimbabwe in 2016
Model Skyhawk?
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Lloyd Manhopi Snr
 
1978


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