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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Ford History          
Year 1926 or 27
Raced by Peter West in the 1950s
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-3526/SRH
References Morag Tritt Photograph
 
Ford T
 


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Year 1917
Owned by Dave Schoeman since at least 1963. Photo shows car driven by Dave's son-in-law, with Dave's daughter alongside. Later owned by Dave's son, Thordan. Later sold to Lloyd Clarke then Dawie Erasmus who still owns the car in Harare.

Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 7452782 (later engine)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster, homebuilt
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers RSE-8427/SRH
References Nick Wood; 1963 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
1917 Ford T

 

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Year 1918
Owned by J. Wat Pringle in 1984
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C746483
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

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Year 1918
Steel artillery wheels which are not correct for this model. Chassis and engine bought from Francis Newman of Mount Hampden, Salisbury, body taken off a car previously owned by Graham Gentles. Owned by Peter Bartlett in 1965, known as Brahmaputra after the river in India, where Peter was from. Rolled at some stage and rebodied with a wooden pickup body. Later sold to Neville Moore of Mhangura and later to A.J. and Debbie Bradnick who farm south of Plumtree.
odel T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Van? pick-up
Colours Black fenders, olive green homemade body (was cream with black wings at some stage), currently all black with yellow wheels
           
Registration Numbers S-7027/SRH, 10-715-W/RHO References Nick Wood, Debbie Bradnick
 
Ford TFord TModel TModel T

 

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Year 1920
Owned by Dick & Elise Pakeman in Rhodesia. Taken to Australia in 1982,
still owned by them in 2001.
Model TT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 1 Ton truck
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Elise Pakeman
 
 

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1920
Owned by Guy Acutt who restored the car having found it down a well in Howick, Natal South Africa. Later used, but not owned, by Arthur Claasen of Bulawayo. After Arthur passed away the car passed onto Guy's widow. 
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers 450-785-H/ZIM
References
 
Ford TFord T

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1923
Fitted with 1927 wire wheels. Owned by C.E. Holmes in 1965.

Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C 473941
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers RL-2313/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1923 Seen on the Cover of the Shell Rhodesia 1st National Vintage Motor Rally
1965 programme, owned by Graeme Gentles. Built up by Graeme from parts acquired from numerous sources. Later acquired by Julius Rudolph, then Alan Napier, Mike O'Leary. Now owned by Howard Butler. 


Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C 473942
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Black, also green at some stage
           
Registration Numbers RSA-2234/SRH
References B&W Photo Allan Watkins
 
 1923
                      Ford TModel T

 

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Year 1924
Owned by Frank Riley of Bulawayo, built around 1974. Sheet steel rivetted to a framework of steel tubing. Inspired by a postcard picked up in the UK. At the rear are double doors with small oval windows, savva dated 1924. Sign written "Rileys Rolls Express delivery" on the sides. Possibly taken to South Africa when Frank moved to Durban.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Frank Riley
Body Style Bread van
Colours Cream
           
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist Vol. 8/2 p.10
 
Ford T Van

 

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Year 1924
Car no 1300. Wooden wheels. Owned by E.N.T. Rochester in 1965, later acquired by a Mr. Scott, possibly of Umtali.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C 313394
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 


Make Ford History          
Year 1925
Wooden wheels. Found in Avondale, Salisbury and acquired by Graham Gentles in 1954. Swapped for a 1929 Chevrolet with Peter Bartlett in 1956, still owned by Peter in 1965.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C510016
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers S-747/SRH
References Peter Bartlett
 
1925 Model
                      T


Make Ford History          
Year 1926 Ruxtell axle. Owed by Peter Bartlett then in the 1950s by Graeme Gentles. Acquired by Frank Riley around 1965, taken to Durban, South Africa.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C 679454
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pickup
Colours Black, later black & cream
           
Registration Numbers S-18278/SRH
References G. Gentles
 
 Ford TT

 

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Year 1926 Owned by Dick & Elise Pakeman in Rhodesia. Taken to Australia in 1982, still owned by them in 2001.


Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Elise Pakeman; 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
Ford T

 

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Year 1926
Owned by Peter Blignaut in 1965, passed to his son Glenn, who still owns the car in Harare.



Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. C 668291
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers RSF-8123/SRH
References
 
1926 Ford T

 

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Year 1926
Wooden artillery wheels. Owned by Dave Schoeman. Photo taken on a Shell Umtali run. Later sold to Chris Walker, car then taken to the UK by his ex wife.
Model T
Chassis No. C631429
Engine No. C631429
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers RSC-9870/SRH
References Nick Wood, Justin Van Rensburg
 
1926 Ford TFord T

 

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Year 1926 Wooden artillery wheels, ruxtell axle. Body salvaged from Silo pit on C.J. Campbell's farm near Gatooma, rest of the car built up from spares acquired around the country by Ray Holderness, dated in Rhodesia in 1964. Noted with Chris Holderness in 1964. Photo take on a Shell Umtali Run. Believed sold to Bill North of Gwelo where it is believed the car was damaged by fire.


Model T
Chassis No. C14193999
Engine No. C14193999
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2dr Doctors Coupe
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers RH-999/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
1926 Ford T1926 TO

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1926
Ruxtel axle, Hayes wire wheels. Owned by Alex McKay in 1964, then by a Mr. Van Rooyen, P. Brewer then Roger Link. Photo taken on a Shell Umtali Run.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 6668288
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Greeen / black
           
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood
 
 1927
                      Ford T


Make Ford History          
Year 1926
Owned by Arthur Claasen
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours

           
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley
 
Ford T


Make Ford History          
Year 1926
Owned by R.W. Clarke of Salisbury in 1966, later with a Mr. Lombard of Odzi. Believed to have gone to South Africa.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 7952782 (USA)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick up
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 


Make Ford History          
Year 1920
Put together from parts acquired from across the country by Dave Edwards of Bulawayo. Body is from 1926 but the running gear is believed to be 1920. The body was put together from parts of two bodies that were welded together, with new door skins and a hand made bonnet. Still in Bulawayo in 2016.
Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley
 
Model T


Make Ford History          
Year 1926
Acquired by Maurice Beckley from Bertie Hall.


Model T
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick up
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley
 
Ford T
 

Make Ford History          
Year 1926
Owned by L.A.G. Cawood of Salisbury in 1969. Later owned by Tony Roe then Alan Napier.
Model T Tractor
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 668952
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Fordson blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 


Make Ford History          
Year 1926/27 Recovered from Richard Laurie's farm in Mazoe by Howard Butler and Viv Westbury around 1993. Sold to someone in Belgium, then to UK 
Model T
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Ford T

 

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Year 1927 Wooden artillery wheels, ruxtell axle. Car acquired by Chris Holderness in 1958 from Ken Southey of Gatooma. Original owner believed to be Chris James who bought the car new in 1927. Believed to have been sold around 1969 to P. Gilpin of Fort Victoria.Current whereabouts unknown.
Model T
Chassis No. C73440
Engine No. C73440
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Gun metal blue / black
           
Registration Numbers RH-1111/SRH
References Pic Craig Fourie
 
Model T

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1927 Purchased by Major Charles Duly, the founder of Dulys in 1926 as his personal car. Still owned by the Dulys Motor Company in Harare in 2011 in original condition.
Model T
Chassis No.
Engine No. C476255
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Ford TFord T

 

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