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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by Guy Acutt of Harare, this was the oldest known running Indian in the world. Sold at auction around 1995, returning to America
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1925
Owned by Louis Strydom of Fort Victoria in 1974.
Model Prince
Chassis No. 2
Engine No. 31Y325
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers 161-925-E/RHO
References
 
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Owned by Robbie Paterson of Paterson Motors in Bulawayo. Later sold to Peter Bartlett.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No. CG2085
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers RBA-6547/SRH
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Owned by A. Johnson in 1970, entered in the 1st Durban - Johanneburg Commemorative Motor Cycle Trial in that year. Later went to the USA.
Model 650cc
Chassis No. 35-D-9
Engine No. DG-89-4
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers RSJ-1928/SRH
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1928
Owned by Rob Panter in 1972. Believed to have been sold to someone in South Africa in the 1990s.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No. DG3649
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1936
Originally owned by an American mission in Umvuma, purchased after WWII by a Mr. Bennett of Bulawayo. After a severe altercationwith a car, the remains were acquired by a Mr. Gloss who started a restoration. After 20 years the bike was acquired by Peter Gregory who completed the restoration around 1985. Taken out of Zimbabwe by Peter, possibly to South Africa.
Model Junior scout
Chassis No. 536-215-30
Engine No. E C F 215 30
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 130-272-G/RHO
References
 
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year
Motorcycle used by the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia - Photo shows the bike with Tom Egleton later a Senior Assistant Commissioner.
Model Model 741
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers SRGP-279/SRH
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Make Indian motorcycle
History          
Year 1947
Acquired around 1973 by Jeremy Bromley from a Mr. Eburne of Hatfield, Salisbury. Fitted with handle bars and fuel tank from a Harley Davidson WLA. Seat, exhaust mudguards, headlights were all no nstandard as were other parts. Taken to Sydney then Perth Australia in 1980 when Jeremy moved there. Rebuilt 1995-97, now in regular use. Photos show the bike as acquired in Rhodesia and now after restoration. 
Model Chief
Chassis No. 3476120
Engine No. 41-3008B (does not appear to be an Indian factory number).
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blood red
           
Registration Numbers RSJ-9494/SRH, 155-585-N/RHO, 47-CHIEF/AUS
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