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Classic Cars in Rhodesia




Make Ford
History          
Year 1927
Owned by Ken Stowell of Salisbury in 1965, believed to have gone to Cape Town, South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA 13093
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers S-75/SRH,
RSB-1499/SRH
References
 
 

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1927
Very early Model A with single braking system. Owned by Trevor W. Rackham of Bulawayo in 1968. Later went to Johannesburg.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA1242
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Dawn grey / black
           
Registration Numbers B-2146/SRH

References
 
 

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1928
Built up from scrap by Bill Charnock in the mid 1970s, now in South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA3900
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Brown / white
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1928
Owned by Brian Louth of Bulawayo. Rebuilt in 1997 from parts acquired from various scrapyards, from Arthur Claasen, and from a collection of parts acquired by the VCCM in Bulawayo from the estate of Guy Acutt. The chassis and the majority of the body was retrieved from the Honeymoon Hotel on the banks of the Umgusa river. Rebuild finished around July 1998.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers 244-969-V/RHO
References Photo Bruce Beckley, Dino Androuliakos
 
Ford AFord A1928 A1928 A

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1928
Built up from parts by Jimmy Williamson in the mid 1970s. Taken with him to South Africa in the 1980s.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA148264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers 295-191-J/RHO
References 7th Annual VVC Zimbabwe Rally.
 
1928 A

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1928
Owned by Dr. P.J.D. Van Wyk in 1968, later acquired by a Dr. Ryan, then Alan Reid who possibly took the car to South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA67211
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-2816/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928 Owned by Alec Philp since around 1968. Passed onto his son Liam after Alec passed away.


Model Model A
Chassis No. CA79797
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Black then green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3608/SRH, RSH-7722/SRH, 228-090-Y/RHO
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally; 1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run.
 
1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928 Built up by Bob Southon around 1982. Believed sold to an American film director who took the car back to America.


Model Model A
Chassis No. 573960
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Tan / brown
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
1928 Ford Pickup

 

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Year 1928
Fitted with steel wire spoke wheels, fairly rare in Southern Africa, thought to be the only one in Rhodesia in 1976, owned by Alan W.B. Napier. Restoration nearing completion in 1976.
Model Model AA
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style LWB 1 1/2 Ton truck
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist Vol. 2/3
 



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Year 1928
Built up from parts by Mike Le Patourel in Rusape. By 1970 the car had been used on 2 Shell Umtali and 2 Beira runs. Owned by Mike till he passed away in 2009, car owned by his wife Jenny who too the car to Australia.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAH11398
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Beige / grey with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers B-393/SRH
References
 




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Year 1928
American built car. Owned by Arthur Claasen of Bulawayo in 1970. Found as a pile of scrap in 1952 and completely restored.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-2653/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928
                      Ford A
 


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Year 1928
Fitted with a model B engine. Owned by A. Nicholson in 1965. Later owned by M. Stephenson, Tony' A.E. Roe of Salisbury in 1970 & 72, then Sue Davidge-Pitts. A much rallied car, believed to now be in South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder C101094
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers B-3009/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928
                      Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Body found on a farm in Marondellas, rolling chassis in Hatfield. Rebuilt and used daily by Dave G. Parsons of Salisbury from around 1965. Completed 5 reliability runs to Umtali and two Beira runs. Acquired by Howard Butler in August 2011.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 115832
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Beige / black
           
Registration Numbers RSF-2108/SRH, 61-993-H/RHO
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
1928 Ford A1928
                      Ford AModel
                      A

 

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Year 1928 Body No F2591. Owned by Bill Wood 1972-1975, ex George Allman (1965). Photo taken at Bill Wood's residence, Salisbury. Later noted with T. Jefferies of Cape Town.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA115649
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up with wooden box body
Colours Desert sand with black wings
           
Registration Numbers G-1126/SRH
References Nick Wood; 1965 Annual Vintage Reliability Run; 1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Owned by Dr. B. Perchman in 1965. Car was involved in an accident in Beira on one of the Beira runs - Repaired and driven back home.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA17476
Coachbuilder
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Green & black
           
Registration Numbers S-17765/SRH
References
 
 

 

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Year 1928
Purchased by John Apps from a farmer in Daiseyfield, between Shangani and Gweru in 1987. The original body was a phaeton. Amongst the spares was a pick-up body which was renovated. A 1928 truck bed was acquired from a farmer in the Honde Valley. The rebuild was given low priority until 2006. Fitted with a temporary thatched roof. Still owned by John in Bulawayo in 2015.


Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA35798
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours
           
Registration Numbers Dawn grey / green with black fenders
References Photo (R) Mark Addenbrooke
 
1928 AFord

 

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Year 1928
Acquired by Doug Berry's father from the original owner, used as a family car till 1945. Then cut in half and used as a chicken run. Doug Berry restored the car in 1963 and used it regularly, often towing a caravan to South Africa for holidays. Acquired by John Apps after Doug passed away.


Model Model A
Chassis No. CA79163
Engine No. CA37732
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-3005/SRH
References
 
 

 

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Year 1928
Body no. 0007773Owned by Colin R. Morris of Salisbury in 1965-1970, who was the car's third owner. The car was running regularly until 1952. Found virtually complete and restored in 1963. The original owner believed that only two coupes were sold in Salisbury in 1928. Competed seven Umtali runs, won the "Charles Griffiths" trophy three times and competed in numerous local events.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAO3741
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Special coupe with rumble seat
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3784/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928
                      Ford A1928
                      Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Canadian built. Rebuilt from parts by Eddie Flawn in the 1970s, completed around 1979. Later sold to Howard Butler then Gordon Read then Dawie Erasmus who still has the car in Harare. Newer photos show the car at a Motor Show in Harare in 2011.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA94554
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer (Phaeton?)
Colours Shadowlite green, dawn grey / black then cream / black fenders
           
Registration Numbers H-795/SRH, 322-893-V/RHO, AAC-0057/ZIM
References
 
1928 Ford AFord AFord A
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Francis Scott of Umtali in 1966.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA94880
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Beige / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Fred Sargent in 1965.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA66579
Engine No. CA137845
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers H-49/SRH
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Rob Marshall of Harare since the 1970s. Engine removed and fitted to Rob's roadster. Car for sale in 2010.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAA97043
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2 door sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Belonged to W.C. Jamieson of Bromley in 1936, the earliest date in the registration book. Licensed till 1951, the car then stood on blocks till 1968 when it was acquires by E.F. Tessendorf of Gatooma.  
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAR244
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours Dark green
           
Registration Numbers S-4010/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Trevor Wiggington in 1973.
Model Model A
Chassis No. A3010C1
Engine No. CA114732
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Found in derelict condition in Glendale by Matt Stevenson, sold to Stan Dent (around 1970?). Body found by Bill Clarke and Wiggy Bennett at Den Sheperds Farm in Norton.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA/171
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Cream / chocolate brown
           
Registration Numbers Q-1928/SRH
References
 

 

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Year 1928
Rebuilt by Lat Fuller for his brother Roy around 1987. Later sold to Howard Butler, then to someone in Botswana.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAO 6346
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Niagara blue and duchess blue with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Acquired by George Posselt from the original owners, rebuild completed in 1984. Later sold to Steve Garrett, possibly now in Australia.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA57808
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Special coupe
Colours Arabian sand / copra drab / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Edward Fay of Bulawayo in 1967.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAQ1840
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers B-14130/SRH
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Built out of several scrap heaps. Most parts came from H. Truter of Odzi. Engine is from a 1930 sedan, chassis from a 1928 car. The sedan windscreen was mounted onto the 28 tourer body, steering was found in the Maranke Reserve. Rebuilt and owned by H. Lombard of Odzi in 1967. Believed to be in South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA111362
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Lemon chrome / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Acquired by Kowie Lombard in Rhodesia in 1965. Kowie was farming tobacco near Odzi and noticed the car on a farm he passed through to visit a friend. On calling on the owner, Henry Truter, he was told that the car and the farm had been given to Mr. Truter's father by the Rhodesian Government due to the family's historical ties with Cecil John Rhodes. Members of the family having been employed by Mr. Rhodes as ox drivers. Kowie traded 5 bags of fertilzer for the car. The rear half of the chassis and axle had been given to a local chief who used it as a cart, these were eventually located and acquired. The engine and radiator were found in a plantation nearby. Many missing bits and pieces were acquired around Umtali until Kowie had sufficient parts for almost two cars. The car  was fully restored in time for the 1967 rally from Salisbury to Beira, Mozambique. The only trouble was before the rally when Kowie realised be had installed the clutch plate back to front. This was rectified in front of the Meikles Hotel by the light of a petrol pump. The rally then went without a hitch. Still owned by Kowie, the car is due to undergo restoration again.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours
           
Registration Numbers NV-72/SAF
References Kowie Lombard
 
1928 A
 

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Year 1928
Found as a running farm truck in Chipinga, most of the body was missing, rebuilt by James Hardaker of Umtali in 1975.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA28232
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Tan / black
           
Registration Numbers 248-503-L/RHO
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Model A assembled in Geelong, Australia. Differences from Canadian models include more use of timber in the construction, for instance the seat supports and body bearers were timber and not pressed steel as in the Canadian cars. Discovered in a country town in Western Australia minus front axle and wheels - Restored in Perth by John Collingwood before being taken to Rhodesia when he emigrated there in 1967. Shipped to Durban and driven to Salisbury and later Bulawayo. Sold around 1977 to Jeff Lacey of Bulawayo.

First photo shows a cavalcade of vintage cars carrying the Mayor and Mayoress of Bulawayo and the Town Clerk during the 75th Anniversary of the City of Bulawayo, lower photo is the car's dating certificate from the Vintage Car Club of Matabeleland. Last photo shows the car in Bulawayo just after it arrived in the country (the car to the left is Trevor Rackham's 1927 Model A).
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA8682
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Bronson yellow with brown trim and red detail
           
Registration Numbers UXK-770/AUS, RBC-1/SRH
References John Collingwood
 
1928 Ford
                      A1928 ADating Cert1928 A

 

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Year 1928
Owned by John Apps of Bulawayo - A very rare vehicle, has a fifth wheel behind the cab and its original articulated trailer.
Model Model AA Articulated Truck
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAA62569
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 
AA
                      Articulated truck
 

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Year 1928/29
Belongs to Alan Howard of Bulawayo.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA8703
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 

 


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Year 1929
Canadian built Ford. Acquired by Eddie Flawn in 1957 from Puzey & Diss salesman Nicky Belford. Used by Eddie in the 1st Annual Vintage Reliability Run in 1959 and in many others, including the the 50th Anniversary run in 2009. Still owned by Eddie. 
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAW 260
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports Coupe, body no. F2-1505
Colours Blue, then Black with green hood, now brown
           
Registration Numbers B-3598/SRH, 290-900-V/RHO, AAT-5230/ZIM.
References Eddie Flawn; VCCZ Newsletter July 1990, Nick Wood, 1961 Annual Vintage Reliability Run; Photo (R) Allan Watkins
 
 Ford AModel A
 

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Year 1929 Chassis and axles with wooden spoke wheels and cable brakes, fairly rare,
owned by Alan W.B. Napier in 1976


Model Model AC
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 1 1/2 Ton truck
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist Vol. 2/3
 
 

 

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Year 1929 Built up from scrap by Frank Thompson in Gwelo in 1965/66. Later taken to South Africa by Frank. Possibly the car shown in the photo below

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA148264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Closed cab pick-up
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
closed cab pickup

 

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Year 1929 Canadian built Model A, shipped to South Africa and later Southern Rhodesia. Axles, engine, gearbox bought as scrap in Nyanga. Body and chassis bought from R. Skipwith in Penhalonga. Rebuilt by Brian William Barrett around 1980. Imported to the UK in 1984 where it had three owners before being sold at auction by Richard Edmonds Auctions in October 2010. Car believed to have been restored in 1988, during which time the car was repainted and the engine seems to have been changed as well. Owner before the auction acquired the car in 2006, some repairs carried out at that time. Auction price guide £12,500 - 13,000.
Model Model A
Chassis No. 07108
Engine No. CAQ2108
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Dark andalucite blue / black
           
Registration Numbers 329-721-R/RHO, SV 8599 References
 
 
 

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Year 1929
Originally a tourer which was cut behind the front seat and fitted with a pick-up box. Owned by Tommy Lemon from 1977 until he passed away. Sold by his widow around 2006, possibly to someone in South Africa.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA49241
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer / pick-up
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers H-525/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1929 Owned jointly by Messrs. M. Wakefield, C. Stobart and M. Tippet in 1973.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA73505
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick up
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

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Year 1929
RHD. Manufactured in Canada and shipped to either South Africa or Southern Rhodesia. Discovered in Bulawayo by the Matthews family around 1970. Partially restored and used on various car runs. Sold in 1994 to Nigel Tucker, another partial restoration carried out, folding top fitted, major engine work carried out. Used extensively for rallies and outings in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Shipped to the UK in 1998.  


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAY9930
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Arabian sand / copra drab / black fenders
           
Registration Numbers 183-349-N/RHO
References Nigel Tucker, Pic Brian Goodall
 
1929 Ford AFord A

 

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Year 1929
Owned by A.J.E. Needham of Sinoia in 1970. Found on a farm in 1967, fitted with a home made pick-up body. Restored with tudor sedan body.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-3647/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
1929 Ford A

 

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Year 1929
Canadian built car. Originally purchased by a Vicar in Fort Victoria, Southern Rhodesia. It was later acquired by Ian Bull, from whom Alex Atkinson of Salisbury acquired the car in 1964, exchanging it for a blue Mercedes 180 saloon and some cash. Winner of the 'Donas Elviras' rally in Beira in 1965, runner up in 1966 to Alex McKay's 1928 Cadillac. Competed in all the Shell Runs till 1981, car known as 'My Fair Lady'. Also on 1961 AVRR - See 1972 AVRR. Used on the 1964 SAVVA Johannesburg to Lourenceo Marques rally as well as the trip to and from the rally. Regulary serviced by Fred & Lionel Hickman of Amalgamated Services in Salisbury. Fitted with a period folding luggage rack at the back to carry suitcases on the long runs to Beira and also a towing hook to pull our caravan. Kept in the original colour scheme, with occasional touchups. Re-upholstered in 1972 and again in 1982 after a disgruntled Cape Town hotel employee slashed the seats with a razor. Taken to Cape Town, South Africa in August 1982 having done 40,000miles. When the car was sold in 1988/89 it was at 60,000 miles. Sold to a car business in Belville, the new owners repainted it inappropriately in gaudy colours (possibly orange?). Colour photo taken on a Fort Victoria Run.

Does anyone know where the car is now?
Model Model A
Chassis No. CAW1031
Engine No. CAW1031
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers V-707/SRH, 299-707-SRHO, CA-392-241/SAF
References Henry Atkinson
 
 1930
                      Ford A1930
                      Ford A
                                                                                     Alex and Julie Atkinson at the Concours d'Elegance Beira 1965

 


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