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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

MODEL T; MODEL A; OTHER FORD



Make Ford
History          
Year 1941
Ex Wally Hankey, a plaque on the dash shows it used to belong to the Southern Rhodesia Defence Dept. vehicle no.? B94. Used for some years by Ericsson Communications. Noted in Harare in 2014.
Model V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
V8 SR
                      Defence DeptV8 SR Defence
                      DeptV8 SR Defence
                      Dept



Make Ford
History          
Year 1948-50
V8, photo shows vehicle at Marondera Auctions in 2007.
Model F-1
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
V8 pick-up



Make Ford
History          
Year c1948-50
Noted at a panel beaters in Harare in 2011.
Model V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
Canadian V8Canadian V8



Make Ford
History          
Year 1946
Bought by Mike Hopkins from Atlas Motors, Bulawayo in Feb 1960 (when he turned 18) for £105. Sold in mid 1961 to a young farmer in Lalapanzi for £165

Model 4.2-litre V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Opera coupe
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Mike Hopkins (Bulawayo 1961)
 
1946 Ford opera coupe



Make Ford
History          
Year 1947
Same body as the 1946 but with sidelights in a different location

Model Super deluxe
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Opera coupe
Colours Cream
           
Registration Numbers 470-023-T/RHO
References Saafwan Zoolay
 
Opera
                      CoupeOpera Coupe



Make Ford
History          
Year 1947
Hot rodded in the 1970s by Dennis Aschmann. Around 2013 the car appeared again and was acquired by Wally Hankey in need of restoration.

Model V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours ?, Red, now yellow
           
Registration Numbers 71-335-M/RHO
References
 
FordFord



Make Ford
History          
Year 1956
Owned by Lloyd Clarke, rebuilt for racing, 429ci motor - Photos show the car at Donnybrook race track in 2013 and 2014
Model Customline
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
56
                      customlineCustomline
                      1956



Make Ford
History          
Year 1956
Noted for sale in Harare in January 2015 for US$5,000. Owned by J. Dodd
Model Customline
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 70-499-D/RHO
References Michael Taylor
 
Customline



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Owned by Dave Potter
Model Customline
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Blue and white
           
Registration Numbers 65-186-A/RHO
References Photo: Colin Bailes
 
1957
                      Customline



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Ex Wally Hankey
Model V8 pick-up
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 1-512-S/RHO
References Pics Viv Westbury
 
19571957



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Bought from Alex Henderson Motors, Bulawayo in March 1965 by Mike Hopkins, for £390. Sold back to them in late 1966.

Model Country Sedan, 4.7-litre V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Station wagon
Colours White & red
           
Registration Numbers V-3748/SRH
References Photo Mike Hopkins (Kariba 1966)
 
1957 Ford1957
                      Ford



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Owned by Wally Hankey, photo shows car on 2009 Mutare run. Sold to someone in South Africa.
Model Fairlane 500 - Automatic
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style 4-door pillarless
Colours Red and white
           
Registration Numbers 313-622-S/ZIM
References Eddie Flawn
 
57 Fairlane



Make Ford
History          
Year 1958
Owned at one stage by Allan Watkins
Model Fairlane 500
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RS-4358/SRH
References Allan Watkins
 
500



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Ex Colin Bales of Bulawayo, later sold to B. Bichard, then someone in South Africa
Model Fairlane 500
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style 2 door pillarless
Colours Red and white            
Registration Numbers 32-802-D/RHO
References
 
Fairlane



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Owned By Bichard, ex Faisal Suleman, ex Wally Hankey, ex Henderson of Bulawayo.
Model Fairlane 500
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style 2 door pillarless
Colours Two tone blue with white roof
           
Registration Numbers 346-572-R/ZIM
References Faisal Suleman
 
Fairlane
                      5001957 Fairlane
                      500



Make Ford
History          
Year 1957
Purchased by Colin Ross from John Odendaal Salisbury around 1979. The car is now resident in Queensland, Australia. 
Model Ranchero
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 




Make Ford
History          
Year 1958
Noted up on the heights in Kariba
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Wagon
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1958
                      Wagon1958 Wagon



Make Ford
History          
Year 1958
Owned in 2010 by Tim O'Leary, acquired from Wally Hankey - Possibly ex Keith Henderson.
Model Custom 300
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style 4-door
Colours Two tone green
           
Registration Numbers 499-748-O/RHO
References
 
1958 Fairlane1958
                      Fairlane



Make Ford
History          
Year 1958
Owned by Roger Donaldson in 1969
Model Custom 300
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RG-5135/SRH
References Roger Donaldson
 
19581958



Make Ford
History          
Year 1959
Photo shows car at Arthur Claasen's farm. Owned by Neal Leach of Bulawayo.
Model Fairlane
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours Red / white
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Ford Galaxy



Make Ford
History          
Year 1959
Owned by Wally Hankey, later sold to someone in South Africa.
Model Galaxy 500
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours White and light green
           
Registration Numbers ACB-2008?/ZIM
References
 
Galaxy
                      500



Make Ford
History          
Year 1964

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


Make Ford
History          
Year 1961
ex Wally Hankey, ex K Henderson of Bulawayo, noted in Harare in 2014
Model Country sedan
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Station wagon
Colours Red with white roof
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Ford 1961



Make Ford
History          
Year 1963
Owned by Marc Guy Baker of Cape Town. Believed to have come from Rhodesia, possibly from someone at Sharon Mission - No engine, gearbox or differential.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Country sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Marc Guy Baker
 
19631963



Make Ford
History          
Year 1963
260ci 3 speed, recently (c2015) imported into Zambia
Model Mustang
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Convertible
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References Theo Pieterse
 
Ford 1963



Make Ford History          
Year 1966
Imported by Dulys and owned by the Dulys family for many years. Recently acquired by Arkie Kassim.
Model Galaxie
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers AAN-9837/ZIM
References

66 Galaxie
 
   

Make Ford History          
Year 1966
Assembled in Rhodesia - Noted for sale in 2014 in Botswana
Model Fairlane
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References

FairlaneFairlane
 
 

Make Ford History          
Year 1964
Owned by Ralph Stead in Harare in 2014.
Model Mustang V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers ABV-8137/ZIM
References Bob Rose
 
Mustang1964

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1970
Noted in Harare around Christmas 1989.
Model Mustang
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe?
Colours              
Registration Numbers *60-305-F/RHO
References Marc Sweeck
 
Mustang

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1966
Owned by Kevin Dufty since around 1996, ex Hyham who owned Mercury Motors.
Model Mustang
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Mustang


Make Ford History          
Year 1967
Owned by Arkie Kassim , ex Herschelle Pietersen, imported into Zimbabwe in the 2000s. Sold around 2015.
Model Mustang
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers ACV-6660/ZIM
References Viv Westbury
 
Mustang
                      KassimMustang

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1967
Sold by Mac Bailey to a car dealer in Arundel, Harare. Believed exported to South Africa in 2009.
Model Mustang GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers 75-660-?/RHO
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
MustangMustang

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1967 or 68
Possibly imported into Rhodesia by James Logan. Later sold to Rob Harvey who took the car to South Africa and later New Zealand.  
Model Shelby Mustang GT350
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 


Make Ford History          
Year 1968
Acquired in a Californian used car dealer's yard around 1973 and imported into Rhodesia by James Logan. Sold soon after arriving in Rhodesia, the car was later acquired by J. Rodriques who owned it for many years. Acquired by Wally Hankey of Harare in the late 1990s, restored by Wally around 2013.
Model Shelby Mustang GT500
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Green            
Registration Numbers ABO-0033/ZIM
References
 

Shelby 500GT
Shelby 500GTShelby 500GT


Make Ford History          
Year
Noted in Rhodesia in the 1970s. Offered to Keith Stewart for Z$10,000 in 1980, but he was unable to take up the offer.
Model Shelby Mustang GT500
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Light Metallic Green
           
Registration Numbers 177-742-X/RHO
References Keith Stewart
 
MustangMustang


Make Ford History          
Year 1969
Owned 1980-81 by Andy Walker
Model Mustang 351GT
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Metallic green
           
Registration Numbers 84-330-M/RHO
References Andy Walker
 
1969 Mustang 351

 

Make Ford History          
Year
Discovered in Zimbabwe around 2015
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo source unknown
 
Mustang

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1969
351ci, 3 speed auto. Original paint, black interior. It originally had a black vinyl roof. Maurice Beckley owned this car from 1992 to 2007 when he sold it to someone in Bulawayo. I believe it was bought off the show room floor in New York by its first owned from Bulawayo and shipped back. Bought when it was a few years old by Brian Chambers who then sold it to Maurice. Brian was also an avid sailor and towed his yacht with the Mustang - thus the tow hitch. It required a lot of mechanical work such as suspension rebuild, steering, brakes, which took 6 odd months to sort it.
Model Mustang
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Hardtop
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 189-500-C/RHO
References Bruce Beckley
 
MustangMustang

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1973
Discovered in Gweru (Gwelo) in February 2014 - Engine missing. Acquired by Buster Bichard.
Model Mustang 302
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 168-347-P/RHO
References Pics Viv Westbury
 
1973 3021973 3021973 302

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1970
Noted in Harare in 2011.
Model LTD
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Blue and white
           
Registration Numbers AAT-9945/ZIM
References
 
Ford LTDFord
                      LTD

 

Make Ford (Australia)
History          
Year 1970?
Noted in Harare in 2014
Model Fairmont
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 75-959-N/RHO
References
 
fairmont

 

Make Ford (Australia)
History          
Year 1971
Noted in Harare in 2014, acquired in Marondera as a parts car for a 1970 Falcon Ute.
Model Falcon 500
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Ute
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 427-006-L/RHO
References
 
Ute

 

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