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Make Chevrolet History          
Year 1941
Owned by T. Wells in 1986.
Model
Chassis No. XGCFP178511
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 474-043-N/RHO
References
 

 

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Year 1941

Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4dr sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 4-778-K/RHO
References
 
Chev 41
 


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Year 1946
Given to the Salvation Army at Masiye Camp at Lushimbe Matopos, possibly by a farmer, so that they could use it when they were building the camp. It stood there undercover for some years. Acquired by Dave Gill in 2016
odel Heavy Duty 2 ton
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Dave Gill
 
1946 Chev1946 Chev 2
                      ton
 

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Year 1946 or 47
Noted in Harare in the mid 1990s. Possibly the 1947 Fleetmaster below?
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References David MacKenzie
 
Chevrolet
 

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Year 1946-48
Ex Bulawayo car
Model Fleetline Aero
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 292-178-J/RHO
References
 
FleetlineFleetline
 


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Year 1947
Owned by R.A. Dunne between 1958 and at least 1985.
Model Fleetmaster
Chassis No. FAM129747
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 292-880-X/RHO
References
 

 


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Year 1946-48 Noted at Ruwa in 2014
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White and red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
chevchev
 



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Year 1947 Owned by Jason Hankey
Model Stylemaster Businessmans Coupe Imperial
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe with load bed
Colours White and Red, then Gold
           
Registration Numbers 211-587-K/RHO
References Jason Hankey
 
1947
19471947
 

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Year 1948
Owned by Robin Barratt, ex Arkie Kassim.
Model Coupe Imp
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe with load bed
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 227-427-C/RHO
References
 
Chev 1948Chev
                      1948
 


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Year 1949
Owned by Ken Hopkins before he acquired a 1951 model.
Model Sedan delivery
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers B-5580/SRH
References Michael Hopkins
 
1949 Chev
 

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Year 1950
Owned by Wally Lacey of Bulawayo in 2011.
Model Deluxe
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 221-195-D/RHO
References
 
1950 Chev
 


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Year 1950
Shown new at the Bulawayo show in 1950. Acquired by an Aunt of Judy Duff, the subsequent owner of the car, who bought it in the early 1990s with her husband Dave. Car restored with new paint colour, later sold to Pat Hallett around 1999, changed hands a few more times and was last noted with Kevin Woods.
Model
Chassis No. SA53016
Engine No. 382708
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Deluxe sedan
Colours Originally black, later turquoise green.
           
Registration Numbers 291-862-Q/RHO
References
 
Chev DeluxeChev
                      Deluxe
 


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Year 1951
Purchased from the factory in Port Elizabeth in Jan 1952 by Ken Hopkins, used for many years of extensive travelling in Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland and Mocambique - Written off in 1954 near Fort Victoria
Model Sedan delivery
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers B-216*/SRH
References Michael Hopkins
 
1951 CHev
 


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Year 1951
Lack of chrome trims means this is not a deluxe
Model Styleline
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports coupe
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References Saafwan Zoolay
 
StylelineStyleline
 


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Year c1951
Owned by C. Green, big block V8
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pickup
Colours Green & gold
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19511951
 

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Year 1952
Acquired by Howard Butler from Gweru. Sold to Robin Hurst, currently for sale
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1953 Chev1953
                      Chev
 

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Year 1954
Viv Westbury found the remains of this car (minus axle) in Lockinvar car breakers c1982 and restored it using the chassis and rolling gear of a 54 panelvan. It is believed it was at one time owned by the Sanders (store) family. Sold to Paul Rhodes and after changing hands and appearing in a movie the car has ended up with Mike O'Leary.
Model Belair Townsman Station Wagon
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic Blue & White
           
Registration Numbers 299-790-H/RHO
References Viv Westbury
 
Belair
 

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History          
Year 1955
Owned by Wally Lacey of Bulawayo in 2011.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1955 Chev
 

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History          
Year 1955
Noted in Arkie Kassim's yard in Harare around 2103.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19551955
 

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History          
Year 1955
Rebuilt by Ivan Smith's brother Duncan in Bulawayo, later taken over by Ivan
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Pale Yellow
           
Registration Numbers 84-191-L/RHO
References Ivan Smith
 
55 Chev55 Chev
 

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Year 1955
First owner worked for Puzey & Diss in Umtali. Inherited from his estate by Vanessa Ford of Vumba. Acquired by Jon Atkinson in the late 1980s, taken to Australia in 2002, sold to someone in Melbourne in 2005.
Model Bel Air 265ci V8
Chassis No. 20721
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Powerglide 4 door
Colours Two-tone blue
           
Registration Numbers 949-HHG/AUS
References
 
chevchev
 

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Year 1955
Noted in Harare, possibly now scrapped
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
55 Chev
 

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Year 1955
Noted in Harare, ex Kariba
Model V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 21-962-W/RHO
References
 
1955
 

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Year 1955
Owned by the late Rob Stirling. Sold to someone in Cape Town.
Model Belair
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

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Year 1956
Owned in Bulawayo by the Late Rob Stirling - Now in New Zealand with his son Brendan Stirling
Model Belair
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Red & White
           
Registration Numbers 153-818-S/RHO
References
 
1957
                      Belair1957 Belair1957 Belair
 

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Year 1956
Noted in Harare, possibly now scrapped
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
56 Chev
 

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Year 1956 Noted for sale by Paul Trigg in the UK around 2010. Imported new to Rhodesia, RHD. 350 V8 with 4-speed automatic transmission. Engine rebuilt with Dart II heads, flat topped pistons, Rochester quadrojet carb, Edelbrock aluminium intake manifold. Dual master cylinder and brake servo, modernised electrics. Imported from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s. Owned by Mac Bailey in Zimbabwe before being sold to Paul Trigg who did the restoration and shipped the car to the UK.
Model 150 series
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door Sedan
Colours Purple/blue then Red with grey leather and draylon interior
           
Registration Numbers 661 UXJ
References Carandclassic.co.uk
 
 1956
                      Chevrolet
 

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Year 1956 In Bulawayo with Bryan Christie - 1973 Chevrolet Impala 4dr in the background.
Model 210
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Bryan Christie
 
210
 

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Year 1956 Noted derelict in Arkie Kassim's yard around 2013 with early Ford Popular alongside.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Cut up
                      1956
 

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Year 1956 ex T. O'Leary
Model 210
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours two tone blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
210
 

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Year 1956 Owned by Colin Bales of Bulawayo.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Hearse
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 307-491-D/RHO
References
 
1956hearseHearse
 

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Year 1957
Registered in Salisbury in Sept. 1957. Rebuilt in 1991-93 by Darryl Lindsay of Harare. Originally a 6-cylinder car, the current engine is a 1972 350cu V8. Left with Darryl's father Lionel when Daryl emigrated to Australia, later sold to Rob Weston.
Model 210
Chassis No. 57-2103-SA5-19007
Engine No. TO331D80872 (not original)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers S-60180/SRH, 229-389-K/RHO References
 

 

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Year 1957
Owned by the late Rob Stirling of Bulawayo - Sold to the Winterboer family in Bulawayo and believed to still be with them.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

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Year 1957
Owned by  the Winterboer family in Bulawayo
Model Belair
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

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Year 1957
Owned by Clayton Green
Model 210
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers ACG-6216/ZIM
References
 
Chev 210
 

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Year 1957
Owned by Arkie Kassim in 2013.
Model 210
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers ABY-4558/ZIM
References
 
210 V8
 

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Year 1957
Owned by D. Erasmus in 2013.
Model 210
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers AAA-5492/ZIM
References
 
210 V8
 

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Year 1957
Owned by Arkie Kassim of Harare
Model 210
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19571957
 

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Year 1957
Ex Zane Higgs, changed to turquoise, then owned by Wally Hankey, Faizal (who resprayed the car red and white.Also at some stage with B. Bichard.
Model 210 V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Canyon Coral / white then turquise now red & white
           
Registration Numbers ABW-0342/ZIM
References
 
210210
 

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Year 1957
Owned by Ian Merrington. Photos from around 1969.
Model Bel Air
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RSD-4961/RHO
References Ian Merrington
 
57 Bel-air57
                      Bel-air
 

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Year 1957
Owned by Arkie Kassim of Harare, cut down into a fun vehicle
Model Wagon
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
19571957
 

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Year 1957
Viv Westbury found this 1957 Chev Belair in Juru growth point towards Shamva in 1991, where it was in terrible state. Acquired from Lloyd Motsi, Viv then spent 3 months working overtime to restore it for his sister to drive around zim in 92.

Car was ex Port Elizabeth, imported into Rhodesia in 1976. Original motor was rebuilt by Dennis Aschmann in late 70's, when he worked at Mike Appel. It is now fitted with a 350 OMC engine as the original motor was badly damaged by the previous owner.

At the time Viv owned the car, the late Des ?? told him he worked in PE when these cars were new, they built 12 LHD then 12 RHD on the assembly line. The LHD cars were mainly exported to the Congo.This car he seemed to think may have been owned by the Manager at the assembly plant, as he recalled the guy having a LHD the same as this with the canyon coral color.

All SA built 57's differ from their american counterparts in that the Yanky ones the two tone paint changes at the door level, on SA built ones it changes at the roof line. Also the SA built ones have the same door panel design as the americans but the seats were pleated design like the 55's in the USA.

This car is now owned by Ken Arnold in Pietermaritzburg.
Model Belair
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Canyon Coral with white roof
           
Registration Numbers 224-965-B/SAF
References
 
1957 Chev
                      Belair
 

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Year 1958
Owned by John Frazer Lister in the 1960s and 70s
Model Biscayne
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Rob Lister
 
Chev
 

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Year 1958
Acquired as a write-off by Neil Greenway - Restoration completed around 2010.
Model Bel Air
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4dr hardtop
Colours
           
Registration Numbers ABT-0408/ZIM
References Photo: Viv Westbury
 
58 Impala58
                      Impala
 

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Year 1958
Noted for sale in Zimbabwe in 2016.
Model Biscayne
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1958
                      Biscayne1958 Biscayne1958 Biscayne
 

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Year 1958
Owned by D.M. O'Leary in Ndola, Zambia, acquired second hand in the 1960s, sold in 1975.
Model Biscayne
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Pat Barlow
 
Biscayne
 

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Year 1958
In the Dave Potter collection in Bulawayo around 2010 - Acquired in 2014 by Clyde Schuster of South Africa who rebuilt the car over four months.
Model Delray
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2dr sedan
Colours Beige, now white over red
           
Registration Numbers 150-779-P?/RHO
References Clyde Schuster
 
delraydelray
 

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Year
ex Kariba
Model Corvair
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue and white
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
corvair
 

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Year 1960
Believed to have been brought new by a Mr. Treger. Later acquired by his secretary. Later owned by Miles Skinner and then Tim O'Leary in Harare. Now in South Africa.
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door hardtop
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo: Viv Westbury
 
1960 Impala1960
                      Impala
 

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Year 1960
Straight six, assembled in South Africa. Supplied by Cairn's of Gatooma (GM Dealer). Previously owned by Michael Kaschula, acquired from his family by Dave Gill of Bulawayo. 74,400 miles

Model Biscayne
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Crocus cream, now blue with white roof
           
Registration Numbers 141-994-Q/RHO, ADL-4253/ZIM
References Dave Gill
 
196019601960
 

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Year 1959
ex Bulawayo, found in 2014 by Jason Hankey, the car had been painted with house paint by the garden maintenance engineer and was remarkably complete having not run for eight years. Undergoing a light restoration.

Model 4 door
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Jason Hankey
 
19591959
 

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Year 1959
Acquired from Arkie Kassim in Harare by Jason Hankey - Being restored in 2014.
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References

impalaimpalaimpalaimpalaimpalaimpalaImpalaImpala
 

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Year 1960
Noted in a yard in Harare in 2013, believed to be ex Chris Kirsten, ex South Africa. Lots of parts missing.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1960 Conv1960 ConvImpala
 


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Year 1961
Owned by John Dodds, acquired new his father.
Model Bel Air
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door hardtop
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers AAV-2152/ZIM
References Bruce Beckley
 
1961 Belair1961
                      Belair
 


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Year 1963
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2014
Model Bel Air
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door hardtop
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 155-336-S/RHO
References Pics James Hewitt
 
BelairBelairBelairBelair
 


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Year 1963
Noted in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 2015.
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door hardtop
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 57-448-S/SAF
References Pics Eddy Reid
 
1963
                      Impala1963 Impala
 

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Year 1964
Owned by Maurice Beckley of Bulawayo. Since sold on
Model Biscayne
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley
 

 

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Year 1965
Acquired some years back by Ralph Stead,later sold on.
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Yellow with black roof
           
Registration Numbers IMPALA/ZIM?
References
 
65 Impala
 

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Year 1965
Noted in Harare in 2016
Model Belair
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers ACB-6208/ZIM
References
 
v8v8
 

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Year
Owned by J. Jones in 2015
Model Constantia
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Silver grey
           
Registration Numbers ABY-4041/ZIM
References
 
ConstantiaConstantia
 

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Year
Used by Roger Capper on Police duties
Model Pickup with Holden Engine
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 11-982-Y/RHO
References Roger Capper
 
ChevChev
 

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Year 1966
Owned and restored by Lionel Lindsay in 1995, later sold to Rob Henwood.
Model Impala
Chassis No. 324365
Engine No. 9V268625
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4dr pillarless sedan
Colours Red with black roof
           
Registration Numbers 286-902-Z/RHO
References
 
66 Chev Impala66 Chev
                      Impala
 


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Year 1967
Used by the Rhodesian Air Force for Senior Officers
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo: Roger Capper
 
1967
                      Impala
 

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Year 1968 Noted in Harare in 2014. 396ci super sports
Model Chevelle SS
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers
References
 
SS 68
 

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Year 1969
Noted in Harare in 2011.
Model Impala
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers AAU-0642/ZIM
References
 
69 Impala69
                      Impala
 

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Year 1968
Acquired by Eric Sweeck from ABC Auctions for $800, written off whilst driving home from the auction.
Model Malibu
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Brown with black roof and red upholstery
           
Registration Numbers 209-523-R/RHO
References Marc Sweeck
 
Chev
                      ImpalaChev ImpalaChev Impala
 

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Year 1970 Noted in Harare in 2014. 396ci super sports
Model Chevelle SS
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Maroon            
Registration Numbers 43-384-F/RHO
References
 
SS
 

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Year
Noted in Harare around 2014.
Model Camaro
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Red with black bonnet and roof, flames on bonnet
           
Registration Numbers CAMARO/ZIM
References
 
Camaro
 

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Year 1972
Owned by Ralph Stead of Harare. Acquired from John Love of Bulawayo who had the car at least since 1979. Also owned at some stage by the Late Bruce Beale. Appears to have a factory vinyl roof in light covert.
Model Camaro 350 V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Metallic Bronze / Brown? now White
           
Registration Numbers 148-687-Q/RHO, 280-062-P/RHO
References Photo from 1979 Gary Hoffman
 
JLove
CamaroCamaro
 

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Year
Owned by Ralph Stead of Harare. Rebuilt around 2016/17 after an accident with a cow.
Model Camaro RS
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White, black stripes added after a repaint c 2017
           
Registration Numbers A**-8022
References Photo Bob Rose
 
Camaro

 

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Year
Owned in 2015 by James Hewitt jnr. later sold on
Model El Camino
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pickup
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 30-015-Z
References James Hewitt
 
El Camino
 

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Year
Owned by Herschell Pietersen.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pickup
Colours Blue and white
           
Registration Numbers ADG-2380/ZIM
References
 
Chev
                      pickup
 

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