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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

Make Cadillac History          
Year 1928
Double sidemounted spare wheels. Originally owned by General Motors, Port Elizabeth. Shown at the Port ELizabeth Agricultural show 09/08/1928. Bought in October 1929 by a frustrated Rhodesian batchelor, who was chief engineer of the Rhodesia Railways. He had been on leave in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, intent on speding his honeymoon there, but had been jilted at the last moment. This is apparently the first right hand drive Cadillac to reach Rhodesia. Used by the Mayor of Bulawayo sometime pre war at a School function, painted maroon and black. Discovered c 1955 in a Bulawayo basement garage by Denis Standish-White, who had been at the school when the mayor visited. After another 15 years of polite letter writing and discussion, the fourth owner (who also owned a 1914 Rolls-Royce and a 1926 Chevrolet) Paul Walker sold the car to Denis in South Africa. Repainted plushy pomegranate over royal brown with off white upholstery and top. Apparently the car was owned by Alex MacKay around 1973, registered B-3621. Later noted in Germany, painted white and baby blue.
Model V8 341B
Chassis No. 7684
Engine No. 507339
Coachbuilder Fleetwood
Body Style All weather phaeton
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers B-3621/SRH,  TSN-**** References Automobilist 4/3 + 22/3; Recent photo thanks to George Schwalbach on Flickr; David MacKenzie
 
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1953
Owned by Mike O'Leary in Zimbabwe, also owns a 1961 sedan de ville and a 1958 model.
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Body Style Coupe de Ville
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1954
Owned by Colin Bales of Bulawayo. Later acquired by B. Bichard
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Body Style Sedan de Ville
Colours White            
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1954
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1956
Owned by Lloyd Clarke, driven out of the Congo when the uprisings occurred there. The car still has bullet holes in the bodywork
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Registration Numbers ABO-7443/ZIM
References
 
1956
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1957
Said to be ex Elvis Preseley, possibly imported into Zimbabwe by Rob Stirling, later owned by Lou Hughes, then B. Bichard.
Model
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Body Style 2-door de Ville
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1961
Ex Dana Winter, later owned by Colin Bailes then B. Bichard.
Model Seville
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Year 1963
Ex S. Attwell, ex Benatar who imported the car from America. Noted in Harare in 2014. Sold to someone in South Africa.
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Body Style Convertible
Colours              
Registration Numbers 621-515-J/RHO
References
 
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1965
Owned by Keith Stewart of Bulawayo, car ex Herbert Ushewekunze.
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Body Style Convertible
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1965
Owned at some stage by Colin Bailes of Bulawayo.
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1970
Noted at the 1979 Motorama Car Show in Bulawayo. Later owned by Keith Stewart
Model de ville
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Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours  Red            
Registration Numbers 108-142-V/RHO
References Keith Stewart
 
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1970
Owned by Ralph Abdullah of Harare.
Model Fleetwood
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Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers 60-391-R/RHO
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Make Cadillac History          
Year c1984
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2015
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Body Style
Colours White            
Registration Numbers 702-445-B/ZIM
References Photo source unknown
 
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Make Cadillac History          
Year 1984
Owned by Lloyd Clarke in 2010.
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Body Style
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Registration Numbers ABR-0364/ZIM
References
 
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