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Classic Cars in Rhodesia




Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned by Brian Goodwin in 1959.
Model Prefect
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Brian Goodwin
 
Prefect



Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned by Lloyd Manhopi Snr in 2014
Model Anglia
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Lloyd Manhopi Snr
 
Anglia



Make Ford
History          
Year
Early Pop, noted in Arkie Kassim;s yard in Harare around 2013
Model Popular
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Ford Pop



Make Ford
History          
Year 1955
Owned by John (Jake) Ewing in 1992. Later sold to Bruce Simpson-Aitken. Later owned by Buster Bichard who sold the car to the Joshua Trust. The Trust then gave the car to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a birthday present.
Model Zephyr MK1
Chassis No. 152230
Engine No. 152230
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 38-504-B/RHO, ADF-3175/ZIM
References
 




Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned by someone in Mutare
Model Zephyr
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 205-496-P/RHO
References
 
Zephyr




Make Ford
History          
Year
Belonged to Fickling family who ranch on the Mighty Umsweswe late 1960s -
Model Zephyr
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RH-1421/SRH
References Fred Fickling
 
Zephyr


Make Ford
History          
Year
Ex Hankey later with S. Brown
Model Zephyr Zodiac MK2
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Grey now red and white
           
Registration Numbers ADF-8399/ZIM
References
 
Zodiac



Make Ford
History          
Year

Model Zodiac MKI
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Two tone green
           
Registration Numbers H-4244/SRH
References James Cosgrove
 
Zodiac



Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned by Norman Reader, acquired from Johnny Muldoon of Bisley fame and owner of the Fife Street service station.
Model Zodiac
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Two tone blue
           
Registration Numbers G-8328/SRH
References Norman Reader
 
Zodiac



Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned by Ed Doble
Model Zephyr MKII
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 232-977-K/RHO
References
 
Zephyr



Make Ford
History          
Year
Body acquired from Rob Stirling of Bulawayo by John Jackson in 1981. Body was in appalling condition but John restored the car using a sedan as a donor car, restoration completed around 1985. Later sold to Mike Hollinshead and now believed to be with Malcom Cheney in Chinoyi.
Model Zephyr MK 2
Chassis No. 206E176183
Engine No. 206E128217
Coachbuilder Carbodies, body no. 2406049
Body Style Convertible
Colours Red / white
           
Registration Numbers 210-694-P/ZIM
References
 




Make Ford
History          
Year 1956
Owned by Arkie Kassim of Harare on 2011.
Model Prefect 100E
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 288-397-Z/RHO
References
 
Ford PrefectFord
                      Prefect



Make Ford
History          
Year 1958
Owned by Fred van Coller in 1986. Later sold but to whom?
Model Popular 103E
Chassis No. C 935971
Engine No. C 935971
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers 286-493-E/ZIM
References
 




Make Ford
History          
Year 1959
Owned by Trevor Vyvyan Walton in Umtali in 1965
Model Prefect
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RH-232/SRH
References
 
Prefect



Make Ford
History          
Year 1959
Owned from new by the Robbie family. Later sold to Howard Butler, then Angus Ogilvie and recently to Buster Bichard.
Model Zephyr Zodiac Mk2
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Zodiac mk2Zodiac Mk2



Make Ford
History          
Year 1964/65
Owned by Bob Rankin
Model Consul 315
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RBA-9572/SRH
References Bob Rankin
 
Consul
                      315



Make Ford
History          
Year
Owned for a few years in the early 1960s by George Tokarczyk, acquired from Dulys in Lusaka. Sold in 1966.
Model Consul Capri
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Coupe
Colours White with red interior
           
Registration Numbers EL-6504/NRH
References George Tokarczyk
 
Consul
                      CapriConsul Capri



Make Ford
History          
Year
Ex Denzil Bhana of Bulawayo, now in Harare.
Model Consul Capri
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Coupe
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers ABW-4924/ZIM
References
 
Consul
                      capri



Make Ford History          
Year 1965
Private import to Rhodesia on 16.11.1965, just a few days after Rhodesia declared Unilateral Independence. Bill Thomson acquired the car from Mike Hatfield and rebuilt the car to a high standard. Bill took the car to Australia in 1982 and sold it to Anthony List in 1988. Advertised for sale in Perth, Australia for $50 000 around 2007, still with its Rhodesian Dunlop tyres. Bought by Chris Kokkinis of Sydney.
Model Lotus Cortina MK1
Chassis No. BA74EA59480
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers RSF-633/RHO; 98-026-Z/RHO; 7KL-903/AUS, LC-0065/AUS
References Nick Wood
 
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                      Cortina
Lotus
                      CortinaLotus
                      Cortina

 

Make Ford History          
Year
Authentic Lotus Cortina, rebuilt by G. Law.
Model Lotus Cortina MK1
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers AAN-6301/ZIM
References
 
Lotus
                      Cortina

 

Make Ford History          
Year
Initially fitted with a 1200 motor the car is was being rebuilt by Scott Orchard of Harare with a 1760x-flow unit and other modifications. Sold to a Mr. Black. Owned in 2015 by P. Lottering.
Model Cortina Mk1
Chassis No. Z89D629C51K
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours  Yellow            
Registration Numbers ADM-6632/ZIM
References Photo: Viv Westbury

Cortina MK1Cortina MK1
 
 

Make Ford History          
Year 1968
Bought new from Dulys in Kitwe, Zambia by Bill Thomson. Bill took the car to Rhodesia and in 1978 sold it to Paul Henry.
Model Cortina MK2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers RSJ 1750, NA 1560/NRH, 75-589-Y/RHO
References Nick Wood
 
 Cortina
                      MK2

Make Ford History          
Year 1964
Owned by Peter Burgess
Model Cortina GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours LIght blue
           
Registration Numbers RSE-2928/RHO
References Peter Burgess
 
Cortina


Make Ford History          
Year
Owned by the Sargeant family, acquired in the mid 1960s, sold in the late 1970s
Model Cortina GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers
References Mark Sargeant
 
Cortina
                      GT


Make Ford History          
Year 1965/66
Built by Ford Motor Co., Rhodesia. Acquired from the Concession area, fairly complete but very rusted. Used for parts to rebuilt another GT
Model Cortina GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red & white            
Registration Numbers 159-582-H/RHO
References
 
GTGT


Make Ford History          
Year 1965/66

Model Cortina (Lotus Cortina?)
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Bob Rose
 
Cortina


Make Ford History          
Year 1967
Ex Wally Hankey and others
Model F100
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers ACU-22**
References
 
F100


Make Ford History          
Year 1968
Owned by Trevor Vyvyan Walton in Umtali, Rhodesia and Port Elizabeth, South Africa between 1977 and 1983. Wheels upgraded to 15" with citroen hubcaps. Once the car had been moved to Port Elizabeth, it was fitted with 14" Ford Falcon wheels and the dash was upgraded to Zodiac spec.
Model Zephyr
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red with black bonnet centre
           
Registration Numbers 6-744-E/RHO, CB-86857/SAF
References Trevor Vyvyan Walton
 
ZephyrZephyr


Make Ford History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2014
Model Anglia
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 296-139-P/RHO
References James Sydney Hewitt
 
AngliaAngliaAnglia



Make Ford History          
Year
Owned at some stage by Roger Donaldson
Model Anglia
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RV-1142/SRH
References Roger Donaldson
 
AngliaAnglia




Make Ford History          
Year
Raced by Denzil Bhana of Bulawayo
Model Anglia
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 
Anglia

Make Ford History          
Year
Owned and raced by Peter Burgess
Model Cortina GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Peter Burgess
 
BeforeAfter



Make Ford History          
Year 1970
Acquired new by Terry Attwell's father, currently with Terry Attwell.
Model Capri
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Gunston orange and white
           
Registration Numbers ACG-2531/ZIM
References Terry Attwell
 
CapriCapriCapri

 


Make Ford History          
Year 1970
Discovered in a scrapyard by Terry Attwell, currently being rebuilt.
Model Capri
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers
References Terry Attwell
 
Capri

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1971
Acquired new from the factory by Mr and Mrs Wentworth and used to tour the UK and Europe. It was then shipped to Cape Town and driven to Salisbury, Rhodesia where it was registered in 1972. Acquired in 2002 by Mac Bailey. The car is different to South African built cars in that it has a power bulge in the bonnet and the rear side windows do not open.
Model Capri
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers 178-215-L/RHO, ABP-2444/ZIM
References
 
CapriCapriCapri

 

Make Ford History          
Year
Ron Lupson imported a Capri Perana into Rhodesia in 1974 or 75, sold to Ray Yeo who sold it to Nick Sherwood in Joburg, Nick restored it & ran it for a number of years in historic events. Car now sold. ( Not sure to whom) 
 
The photo of the white car is as it arrived from South Africa into Rhodesia.
Model Capri perana
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Yellow then white
           
Registration Numbers
References Photos: Steve Lupson via Rob Davison
 
Capri
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