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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

 

Make De Dion Bouton
History          
Year 1910
Single sylinder, apparently had a top speed of about 28mph - Owned for many years by Frank Riley in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, certainly since 1964 when used on that year's Annual Vintage Reliability Run. Offered for sale by Frank Riley in Durban in 1979. Owned by Frank Wilkens in 1988. Stored for many years in the Klein Jukskei Museum. Still owned by Frank in 1995. The car then passed on to Peter Malknecht. Owned by Brian Bruce of Knysna in 2014 - On display in his car museum in Knysna.
Model 8hp
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours Blue with black upholstery            
Registration Numbers RBA-1910/RHO, NPN-44024/SAF References Automobilist Vol.3/3 - 5/3 - 13/5
 
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Make De Dion Bouton
History          
Year
The Late Dave Forbes recovered a De Dion engine, possibly from Chakari near Chegutu, the engine was rebuilt and was then owned by his widow.

There was also a rumour of a De Dion chassis that had beenthrown down a well in the Chadcolm/Hatfield area.
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References Viv Westbury
 
 

 

 

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