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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

Make Ferrari History          
Year 1951 Shown at the Brussel s show in 1951, then sold to Leon Sven via Comptoir Automobiles of Brussels. Raced in 1957 in the Liege-Rome Rally by De Lannoy and Henry. Later went to Rhodesia where it was noted for sale in Umtali in the early 1970s. Later worked on by Derek Henderson. Owned since the 1960s? till late 2000s by William D.M. Hay, car still in Zimbabwe around 1988. Restored in 2003 by Hall & Hall. Driven in the 2006 Mille Miglia by Mr. Hay. Offered for sale by RM Auction in 2008, car unsold. Acquired after the auction by Fritz Neuser of Germany, laster acquired by Werner Schmidt who used the car in the 2009 Mille Miglia. 

Model 195 Inter
Chassis No. 0089S
Engine No. 0089S
Coachbuilder Ghia
Body Style Berlinetta coupe
Colours Rosso corsa, currently red with black sides            
Registration Numbers 803 UXC,
References Nick Wood; RM Auctions; Photo thanks to Yvo Alexander
 
195 Inter

 

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Year 1964 (1961?)
Owned by Clive Geary in Lusaka, Zambia in 1972. Later Clive and his wife Wendy lived in Malenda, Bulawayo where the car was seen in late 1970s. Sold to Mike Hollinshead of Harare sometime after 1996. Mike owned the car till 2004 when it was sold through Motostars of Cape Town to Peter Jillings of Surrey, who used the car in Cape Town. At this stage the car was painted red over black, the car is currently all red. Later sold to Alex Fortman of Constantia and then in 2010 to Henny Vollenberg of Belgium.
Model 250GTE 2+2
Chassis No. 3289GT
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Silver            
Registration Numbers CA-80854/SAF
References Bugantics 35/4 winter 72/73; Motostars
 
250GTE3289GT

 

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Year
Seen in 1984 by Bill Orth in rural North Florida
Model 250GTE
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Pininfarina
Body Style Coupe
Colours Silver            
Registration Numbers
References http://www.fcarmr.com /ONES%20THAT%20GOT%20AWAY.htm
 
 

 

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Year
Owned and restored by Henry Faber of Harare, ex Peter Brewer.


Henry's brother Chris owned at some stage a Ferrari Dino, possibly #01008. Henry also owned a Ferrari 400i that went to Mike Hollinshead in a trade for a Lamborghini Espada.
Model 365GT 2+2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Coupe
Colours Silver            
Registration Numbers ADE-5895/ZIM
References Photo via Rob Davison
 
365

 

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History          
Year 1969
Acquired new by Bob Bardolia of Rhodesia through a dealer in Italy, painted blue. After Mr. Bardolia passed away in a car accident around 1974/75, the car was acquired by a Mr. Jaffa, in whose ownership the car was a dark orange. Later taken to South Africa by Mr, Jaffa, who owned the car till 2005, when the car went to America. Between 1989 and 2004 the car was taken off the road and restored by Viglietti Brothers of Cape Town, during which the car was repainted blue. 
Model 365GTC
Chassis No. 12217
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue caracalla with beige interior, dark orange, blue
           
Registration Numbers
References Ferrarichat.com
 
365GTC

 

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Year   Owned by a Mr. Francios of Salisbury in the early to mid 1970s. Possibly the car noted in Harare in eh 1990s registered 209-120-D/RHO.
Model Daytona
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Joel Benatar
 
 

 

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Year   Imported by Mr. Nick Benatar of Salisbury, from Switzerland. Collected at the port in Cape Town and driven back to Salisbury, Rhodesia. Sold four years later. Also owned; Yellow Fairlane, Blue Pontiac Grand Prix, Gold Cadillac DeVille, Cadillac Eldorado, Jaguar 420, Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, Mercedes 280 SL, Jaguar XJ6 4.2, Jaguar XJ6 2.8, Rolls Royce, Jaguar 3.8s.
Model 330GT 2+2 (4 headlamp model)
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White with red leather
           
Registration Numbers
References Joel Benatar
 
 


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Year   Delivered new in Italy. Owned by a Mr. Faber in England 1985-88, registered on Zimbabwean plates. Possibly the blue Dino seen in Salisbury in the late 1970s by Richard Fenner

Model Dino
Chassis No. #01008
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic blue with black interior
           
Registration Numbers 254-961-F/RHO
References Dino register
 
 

 

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Year   Delivered new in Italy. Shipped at some stage to Rhodesia / Zimbabwe. Acquired by Mike Hollinshead in Harare, as a wreck. The body shell is still in Harare.


Model Dino
Chassis No. #03388
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Dino register
 
 

 

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Year 1973
RHD. Acquired new in 1973 by Angus Ogilvy. Purchased by Peter Grove in 1979. Sold to someone in South Africa in 1984.


Model Dino 246GT
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Deep red
           
Registration Numbers 250-836-X/RHO
References Peter Grove
 
Dino 246GT

 

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Year   Owned by Mr. Nick Benatar of Salisbury, 1971-1975/6.

Model 365GT 2+2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic silver with black leather
           
Registration Numbers
References Joel Benatar
 
 

 

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Year   Owned by Mark Treger of Salisbury

Model Dino 246
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers Yellow
References Joel Benatar
 
 

 

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Year 1982
Sold by Ferreira's Auctions around 2000 and acquired by Henry Faber. Later acquired by Mike Hollinshead together with a whole lot of Ferrari spares (traded for a Lamborghini Espada), who rebuilt the car, some of the work being done by Martin Hobbs. Taken to Australia where it was acquired by Al Campbell. Said to be in poor condition, missing parts and in need of restoration.
Model 400i
Chassis No. 40877
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

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Year 1984 Owned by Mike Hollinshead of Harare. later sold through Motostars of Cape Town. [Mike also owned 365GTB/4 (red), 365GTB/4 (blue), 330GT, 365GT4, 400i, 308GT4]

Model 512BBi
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Motostars
 
512 BBi

 

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