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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

OTHER JAGUAR; E-TYPE; XK120/140/150; JAGUAR; D-TYPE

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year   Raced in Rhodesia by Peter Wood. Has cut out front arches and fitted with special wire wheels, possibly Borannis. Owned by a Canadian or American working for the Norton Motor Co in Rhodesia in the 1970s. Fitted with 2" sand  cast SU's and other mods.


Model XK120
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
XK120

 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year 1951
Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers. Acquired around 2008 by Brett Peattie of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Brett had the motor and gearbox rebuilt as well as the windscreen pillars which a previous owner had raked.

Model XK120
Chassis No. 660558
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours Silver, later old english white.
           
Registration Numbers TK-13583/SAF, JXK-120-T/SAF, NH-120/SAF, 51XK120-ZN/SAF,
References XKdata.com
 
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Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year
Owned by Ken Jackson, fitted with wire wheels.

Model XK150
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 274-331-K/RHO
References
 
XK150XK150
 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year 1953
Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo in February 1953. This is the fourth RHD chassis to be built and the second to be delivered to an owner, the other two being kept by Jaguar. Found under a tarpaulin in a field in Zimbabwe around 1996. Shipped to the UK around 1999, owned by Tom Harris. (also shipped an XK140 FHC and two MK9 Jaguars)


Model XK120
Chassis No. 669004
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours Cream with red interior
           
Registration Numbers S-34034/SRH
References Tom Harris, Terry McGrath
 
669004XK120 FHC
 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year 1953
Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo. Believed to now be in Switzerland.

Other XK120 FHC sold to Rhodesia include chassis 669011, 669056, 669082 and 680067. Chassis 669104 was noted in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s. 
Model XK120
Chassis No. 669050
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours Suede green
           
Registration Numbers
References XKdata.com
 

 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year 1954
Owned by David Brewer, sold many years back to Eddie Lanca of Harare, currently being restored again. Possibly chassis 661174? Sold to Buster Bichard of Harare in 2012. The car is believed to have come from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and is a special edition with wire wheels and the unique colour of Alpine Mist, though what this colour actually was is unknown.


Model XK120
Chassis No.  S661174
Engine No. 38497
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours Old English white
           
Registration Numbers 102-094-W
References Photo Tony Golding
 
XK120
 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year
Owned in the 1970s by Peter Brewer. Noted in the Klein Jukskei Motor Museum in Johannesburg round 1979/80.
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Peter also owned either a 2.5-litre or 3.5-litre SS Jaguar. 


Model XK120
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours White or cream?
           
Registration Numbers S-36139/SRH
References
 

 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year
Restored by Classic & Sports Cars around 2009 in Harare, owned by someone in Zambia.


Model XK120
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1955 Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo. Later noted in Bloemfontein South Africa. Fitted with Laycock de Normanville overdrive


Model XK140
Chassis No. 800050DN
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours Cream
           
Registration Numbers OB-6742/SAF
References XKdata.com
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1955 Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers. Later noted in South Africa and then from around 1988 in Tasmania where it was being restored around 2010.




Model XK140
Chassis No. 804182
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours Black, now cream
           
Registration Numbers
References XKdata.com
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Owned and restored by Bill Player of the Player Cigarette family. Believed to have been returned to the UK after Bill was murdered on his farm.




Model XK140
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Owned by Sid Moorcroft, who also owned a MKVII Jaguar. Both cars were destroyed when Sid's farm in Mvurwi was attacked during the Rhodesian bush war. Both cars were left in a field after that. Some years later the XK140 was acquired by Steve Garrett and part restored. This car was then acquired by Tom Harris and shipped to the UK.




Model XK140
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1955 Completed 24 October 1955, despatched to Sagers of Salisbury & Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia on 9 November 1955, original owner unknown. Acquired from the Wilson Family of Bulawayo by Dave Stronge. Taken to Australia. Fitted with Laycock de Normanville overdrive.

David also took another XK to Australia.


Model XK140
Chassis No. 807299DN
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Drophead coupe
Colours Black with red trim, black hood
           
Registration Numbers 289-119-J/RHO
References XK Gazette No. 105; Photo Terry McGrath
 
Jag XK140
 

Make Jaguar                                                       
History          
Year 1955 Built in May 1955, LHD sent for delivery to a Belgian customer in the Congo, however the sale fell through and the car was sent to the Jaguar dealer in Kitwe Northern Rhodesia. Acquired by Mr. Lance Munro in July/Aug 1955, who traded in an Austin-Healey 100. By 1956 the car had been repainted in old english white. Used for numerous trips to South Africa as well as around Northern Rhodesia. When Mr. Munro passed away in 1962 the car was sold to someone in Kitwe for £350. The new owner later moved to Bulawayo with the car. In 2005 Paul Cowie, grandson of the original owner, was talking to a school colleague about the car and next day the colleague brought in a newspaper article about a local enthusiast who had acquired an XK140 packed in boxes ready for shipping to Australia. During the restoration the car was converted to RHD and sprayed old english white. Mr. Cowie knew this was his grandfather's car and contacted the current owner who at first was not sure it was the Cowie car but after being told that it was originally black, LHD and had carried an XK150 badge on the boot, realised it was the same car. Fitted with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive
Model XK140
Chassis No. 817309DN
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Drophead coupe
Colours Black then old english white in NR, still old english white today
           
Registration Numbers NM-2***/NRH, NPN-41/SAF
References Paul Cowie, photo shows car in South Africa; XK Gazette No.105
 
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Make Jaguar History          
Year 1957 Last RHD drop head coupe to be built. Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo. Later with Peter Preston of Benoni, South Africa. Noted in Switzerland from 1990. Fitted with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive.


Model XK140
Chassis No. 807480DN
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Drop head coupe
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References XKdata.com
 

 


Make Jaguar History          
Year   Owned by Norman G. Wright in Northern Rhodesia. Possibly the car pictured below. Possibly the 1953 XK140, chassis 669082, delivered to T. Long of Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo.


Model XK140
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fixed head coupe
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Roan Antelope Magazine - Thanks to Heather Chalcraft via www.greatnorthroad.org
 
XK140



Make Jaguar History          
Year   Built 29 February 1960, RHD, S-model with a 3 carburettor engine as used in the Series 1 E-Type, fitted with Laycock de Normanville overdrive. One of sixty three drophead coupes with this engine. Distributed through Henleys of London, dispatched to South Africa on 12 March 1960. Owned by a Mr. Van Rensburg in Zambia, it is understoof that he was given the car (together with a Rolls-Royce and a Ford Model T) to settle a debt. All three cars were later taken to South Africa. The Jaguar then passed onto his son, Dr. Rene van Rensburg, who had some restoration work done by John Bird. The car was then taken over by Mr. Raubenheimer, who had the restoration completed. 

Model XK150 3.8S
Chassis No. T827531DN
Engine No. VAS1133-9
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Dhc
Colours Pearl grey, dark blue, pearl grey - Red interior, black hood.
           
Registration Numbers TLN-275/SAF, FVP-873-GP/SAF
References Gustav Raubenheimer
 
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