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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

Make Desoto
History          
Year 1929
Was being restored by Jimmy Shields, later sold to Tony Hutchings, a butcher in Macheke.


Model 6-cylinder
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Sedan
Colours Dark blue or green
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo thanks to Malcolm Shield
 
De Soto sedan

 

Make Desoto
History          
Year 1929
Owned by the Killeff (tobacco) family. Later acquired by Chris Wantenaar, then Don Walker who restored the car. Last noted with Don in 2000.


Model 6-cylinder
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Yellow with black fenders, brown buffalo upholstery. Main body colour later changed to maroon
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo thanks to Norman Mothj
 
De Soto

 

Make Desoto                                                    
History          
Year 1930
All steel body, believed to be 1 of 6 built by Budd with all steel body, dual side mounts. Entered on the first Umtali Run in 1959. Owned by Chris R. Annesley around 1961/62. Later acquired by Norrie Spicer - In 1968, whilst travelling at night on the Vintage run to Beira, Norrie hit a Sonap petrol bowser parked half in the road, damaging the left side of the car (see pic). Currently owned by Howard Butler in Harare, having acquired the car in the 1980s from Norrie's daughter.
Model CF8
Chassis No. LO77ER
Engine No. CF 7703
Coachbuilder Budd
Body Style All steel tourer
Colours Powder blue / blaxk, now dark Washington blue, black fenders, cream upholstery & wheels.
           
Registration Numbers S-5320/SRH References Nick Wood
 
 1930 De
                      Soto

 

Make Desoto
History          
Year 1934? Remains lie near Chapman golf course in Harare. Believed to have been brought into Zimbabwe from South Africa by Chris Kirsten in the 1980s.

Another 1934/35 Airflow lies at Somabula, between Gweru and Bulawayo, had been involved in a bad rollover.


Model Airflow
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Desoto
History          
Year 1936 Owned by Doug Malcolm, later acquired by someone in Harare.


Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style 4dr sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 


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