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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Citroen History          
Year 1922 Built by C. 'Ted' McDonald from a pile of scrap parts, home built body around 1963/64. The 3rd owner is believed to have swapped a Chrysler tourer with a dentist in Choma in 1927 for the car. Used to hunt guinea fowl in the bush around Choma. The car was then given to the owner's sister in Umtali around 1930, she used the car until 1939 when it was put on the farm scrapeheap. Colour photo taken near lake McIlwane, outside Salisbury in 1964. Believed to have been taken to Germany by Ted's daughter.
Model 5CV
Chassis No.  
Engine No. VA48504
Coachbuilder  
Body Style "Clover Leaf" 3-seat tourer
Colours Yellow with black wings and wheels
           
Registration Numbers RSE-1700/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
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                      Citroen
1922

 

Make Citroen
History          
Year 1924
Owned by Richard E. Lay around 1965 and later Alex MacKay, then W. Wynguard, then Bill North. Pic taken on Shell Umtali run 1964. Probably the same car used by E.W. Marshall on the 1963 Annual Vintage Reliability Run. Believed to still  be in Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Model
Chassis No. 50019
Engine No. 1733YF (BR 5925YO)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black then grey / black
           
Registration Numbers U-573/SRH
References Nick Wood; 1963 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
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                      Citroen1924
                      Citroen
Citroen

 

Make Citroen History          
Year c1926
Remains noted at Bill Wood's yard in 1964, had been discovered out in the
bush.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood
 
Citroen Chassis

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1948
Slough built Citroen, appears to have been delivered new to Rhodesia. Later owned in South Africa by Charlie Mather of Sterkspruit. Acquired in November 1980 by Noel Wium of Gonubie, near East London, for R3000. Lower portion of the body was badly corroded and extensive repair and strngthening was carried out. Was one of only three Big 6 'Traction' Citroens known to be in South Africa in 1986.

Model Big 6, 3-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers CE-4805/SAF
References
 

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1948
French built. Restored and owned by Roy Willard around the mid 1990s.

Model Light 15
Chassis No. 500521
Engine No. AF03855
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan, body no. AR75788
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1951
Owned by B.L. Gehring of Bulawayo in the 1970s.
Model Light 15
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 190-896-V/RHO
References Photo Roger Donaldson
 
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                      Light 15
 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1949
Originally owned by Peter Zacharias who imported the car from the UK to Northern Rhodesia, the car having been assembled in Slough. Taken to Southern Rhodesia around 1954. When he retired from the Railways, Peter stripped the car for restoration, but suffered a heart attack before he could finish the rebuild. Acquired by his nephew, Dino Androuliakos, of Bulawayo who completed the rebuild.

Model Light 15
Chassis No. 1234593
Engine No. ALO6354
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black, now blue
           
Registration Numbers 240-208-V/RHO, AAE-2844/ZIM
References Dino Androuliakos
 
Citroen

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1949
Owned by Gillie Oberholzer from 1990.

Model Type 11CL8 Light 15
Chassis No. 132696
Engine No. AD06277
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Beige with light green mudguards, later ivory with maroon mudguards.
           
Registration Numbers 293-110-X/RHO
References
 
Light 15

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1950
Built in the UK in 1950. Owned by Darren Nisbet in the late 1970s. Owned by Jake Ewing in 1994, later taken to South Africa.

Model Light 15
Chassis No. 134905
Engine No. AM 08936
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 166-587-X/RHO
References
 
Citroen Light 15

 

Make Citroen History          
Year
Delivered to a Mr. Small in Rhodesia through Saker Bartle Motors of Salisbury. Acquired from Mr. Small in 1976 by E.B. Boniface. Sold at Bonhams auction at Beaulieu in the UK in July 1985.
Model Light 15
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 65-314-S/RHO
References
 
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                      15

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1954?
Owned by Bill Matuschka of Harare in 2011.
Model Light 15
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 397-299-W/RHO
References
 
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                      15

 

Make Citroen History          
Year
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2014.
Model Light 15?
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green and Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
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Make Citroen History          
Year
Acquired as a nine month old car (though as new due to new cars not being readily available) in 1972 by E.B. Boniface. Sold on around 1976/77
Model DS 20
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 17-362-A/RHO
References E.B. Boniface
 
DS20

 

Make Citroen History          
Year 1972
Believed to have been imported into Rhodesia through Kenya. Owned by Mike Hartwell between 1980 and 1983, acquired from a Salisbury Car dealer. Sold onto a farmer in Karoi. Car noted in Karoi in 1996.
Model DS21
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 72-766-S/RHO
References Mike Hartwell
 
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