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

Make Jaguar
History          
Year 1937
Owned by Doug Mitchell of Kitwe around the mid 1960s. Fitted with a new body to Doug's design.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Northern Rhodesian magazine, title unknown
 
 

 

Make Jaguar                                                      
History          
Year   Acquired in London around 1956, for £300, by Frank Riley of Bulawayo, in rather poor condition. Shipped to Rhodesia and restored in Bulawayo. Taken  to Natal, South Africa when Frank moved there.
Model SS100
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style tourer
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-27073/RHO, NPN-45000/SAF References Automobilist Vol. 5/1 p.10-11
 
 SS-100Jaguar
                      SS100

 

Make Jaguar                                            
History          
Year
Seen in a scrapyard in Lusaka by Bill Wood c1964, possibly in Jack Rouses
yard.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood
 
 Jaguar
                      in NRhodesia

 

Make Jaguar                                                   
History          
Year
Owned in Salisbury (Harare) between 1980 and 1987 by Joe Parker-Weekes.
Model 1.5-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers 124-413-F/RHO
References Joe Parker-Weekes
 
1.5-litre1.5-litre

 

Make Jaguar                                                   
History          
Year
Owned at some stage by Peter Brewer. Unknown if it was a 2.5 or 3.5-litre car.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year c1948
Possibly ex Ian McMillan. Stripped by Classic Cars, half car now missing. Acquired by Arkie Kassim, possibly from Rory Young.

Model 3.5-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
3.5 Jag3.5 Jag
 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1949
RHD. Delivered new to Rhodesia in June 1949. First owner was a lady in Bulawayo who acquired the car in 1950, later acquired by a couple in Salisbury. In 1966 the car was acquired by Mr. A.A.C. Hill, with only 20 000miles on the clock. In 1979 Mr. Hill's son-in-law acquired the car for the cost of a 12" B&W television. Acquired in 1983 by a Mr. Johnson, Managing Director of Leyland Zimbabwe, who swapped two Jaguar Mk2 and some cash for the car. Owned at some stage by a Mr. Abdullah. Acquired in 1995 by Nigel Tucker at which stage the car was in poor condition. Taken to the UK in 1998, engine rebuilt in 2001, registered in 2004, 2005 stripped and resprayed, 2006 fitted with 5-speed Getrag gearbox and Zeus Engineering front disc brakes, 2009 re-registered with private plate 49 MKV.
Model MKV 3.5-litre
Chassis No. 620263
Engine No. T5403
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon, body G1616
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers 246-992-T/RHO, 714 UXC, 49 MKV
References MKV Register, Photos Charles Galloway
 
MK VMK V
 


Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1951
Sold new to Rhodesia, no fog lights fitted. Shipped to the UK in 1989. Owned by Dick Clements from 1999.
Model MKV 3.5-litre
Chassis No. 625833
Engine No. Z5178
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon, body G10328
Colours Red/black
           
Registration Numbers KSK 853
References MKV Register
 
 
 


Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1951
RHD. Exported to Zambia in 1951. Went to South Africa in 1968. Owned by BJ Kruger of Switzerland, though the car was kept in South Africa.
Model MKV 3.5-litre
Chassis No. 625840
Engine No. Z5188
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon, body G10324
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References MKV Register
 
 
 


Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year
Owned in Zambia by Stewart Charlton in 1971. Sold on around 1972 when he left Zambia
Model MKV
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Grey            
Registration Numbers BH-4599/NRH
References Stewart Charlton
 
MKV

 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year
ex R Bar David
Model MKV
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 388-230-N/RHO
References
 
MKVMKV
 


Make Jaguar History          
Year
Started life as a standard MKVII four door saloon, believed to have been delivered in Switzerland. Reputed to have later been in Rhodesia before beign acquired by Ron Peffers of Cape Town around 1973. Body may be of Swiss origin, when stripped the body had thirteen coats of different colour paint. A plate on the body bears the number 007 so there may have been more examples built.
Model MK VII
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon, then drophead coupe
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo - Cape Town Veteran & Vintage Car Show 1978
 
MKVII Drophead
 


Make Jaguar History          
Year 1956
ex Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Jaguar
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White            
Registration Numbers S-514/SRH
References
 
 1956
                      Jag#
 


Make Jaguar History          
Year 1958
Fitted with laycock de normanville overdrive. Shipped to Uganda in 1958 probably from new. The car later found its way to Kenya where it was acquired by David MacKenzie in 1969.  Driven to Mombasa, shipped to Beira on SS Kampala and driven to Salisbury when David moved there. Sold on in 1974 to someone in Salisbury.
Model 2.4-litre Mk1 Special equipment saloon
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours
           
Registration Numbers KGA-797-KEN, RSJ-6475/RHO
References David MacKenzie
 
Jag
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1959
Acquired by Mike Hopkins from a small dealer in Newlands, Salisbury in early 1967. Sold on in 1968

Identical in looks to the MKIX but fitted with a 3.4-litre 6 cylinder engine, whilst the MKIX had a 3.8-litre engine.

Model MK VIII, 3.4-litre 6-cyl
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Light grey & green
           
Registration Numbers S-21663/SRH
References Photo Mike Hopkins (Salisbury)
 
Jag MKVIII



Make Jaguar History          
Year
Noted in Bulawayo in 2016, Body No. A003850



Model MK VIII or MKIX
Chassis No. 761770DN
Engine No. N8812-8
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers 111-054-K/RHO
References
 
Jag MK8 or
                      9Jag MK8 or 9Jag MK8 or 9


Make Jaguar History          
Year 1959
ex Zimbabwean Jaguar
Model MKIX, 3.8-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Two tone blue
           
Registration Numbers RAS 234
References Internet - Classic Cars for Sale 1999
 
 1959
                      MKIX


Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year
Owned by John Levenderis of Harare, photo on left taken in 1998. Noted in 2017 with Mark Warhurst.




Model MKIX, 3.8-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers 204-163-Q/RHO
References Photo: Charles Galloway
 
MK X#Jag
                      MKIX
 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1959
Manual without overdrive - Acquired by Fergus Chance from George Moorcraft. Spent time in Bindura then Umvukwes (now Mvurwi) with the Moorcrafts. The car has not run since the 1970s and is now to be restored. 



Model MKIX
Chassis No. 771480
Engine No. NC5059-8, was NC3374-8
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers RS-6271? /SRH, 41-126-B/RHO, ABC-5489/ZIM
References Fergus Chance
 
Jag MKIXJag
                      MKIXJag
                      MKIX
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Came from a farmer in Inyazura, whose farm was seized by the Government and who then moved to Australia. Acquired unseen by Tony Golding of Harare for spares, who then discovered that it was in mint condition. 


Model 420G
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Light grey
           
Registration Numbers 64-742-W/SAF
References Photo Tony Golding
 
420G

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2011


Model 420G
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 243-571-A/RHO
References
 
420G420G

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1968
Owned by Marc Sweeck 1980-82, believed to have been owned by a Doctor before him.


Model 420G
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Blue, then metallic gold
           
Registration Numbers 49-346-L/RHO ?
References Marc Sweeck
 
420G420G

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1966
Owned by Peter Burgess


Model MK2 2.4
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 110-731-J/RHO
References Peter Burgess
 
2.4

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1963
Noted in Msasa in 2013. Owned by Will Clarke, being restored.
Model S-Type
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
S Type

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Ex Rory Young, now owned by Arkie Kassim.


Model MK2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References http://www.jdcetype.demon.co.uk
 
JagJag

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2014


Model MK2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 47-037-B/RHO
References Safwaan Zoolay
 
JaguarJaguarJaguar

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1963 Owned by John McFadyean, Zimbabwe. Acquired as a 3.8 but the car was fitted with a 3.4 engine. Restored over 13 years with a 3.8 engine


Model MK2 3.8-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 44-668-B/RHO
References http://www.jdcetype.demon.co.uk
 
1963 MK23.8 jaguar

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1963
Owned till 1971 by Julian Watt-Pringle. Acquired by Rob Ecob of Bulawayo in 1971. Rob fitted the car with Chrome wheeels. Sold around 1976 to Colin Phillips of Bulawayo. Colin later took the car to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where Rob Ecob re purchased it. Rob then fitted the original wheels back onto it and sold it around 1980. Possibly the car owned in later years by Fred Rascher, painted white.


Model MK2 3.8-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers 107-654-P/RHO
References Rob Ecob (photo left), Julian Watt-Pringle (photo right)
 
Jag 3.8Jag 3.8

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Acquired by Julian Watt-Pringle around 1982. Rebuilt 1982/83. Taken to South Africa in 1984. Sold it in 1988 for R9500, the new owner kept it until 2014 and then like a fool sold it to someone in Hermanus for R100,000. 
Model 3.8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References Julian Watt-Pringle
 
3.8

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1962
Wire wheels? Rebuilt by Lat Fuller around 1992. Taken to Australia.


Model MK2 3.4-litre
Chassis No. 160774DN
Engine No. KH 6231-8
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 45-778-H/ZIM
References
 
Jag MK2 3.4

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1962
Owned by Christopher Gael who rebuilt the car in the mid 1990s, sold around 2006 when he moved to the UK.


Model MK2 2.4-litre
Chassis No.  114342
Engine No. BG2856-8
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan, body no. 114342DN
Colours Old English white
           
Registration Numbers 606-572-R/ZIM
References http://www.jdcetype.demon.co.uk
 
 

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Owned by Maurice Beckley of Bulawayo


Model MK2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley
 
Jag MK2

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1963
Acquired by Peter Grove in 1966 from Logan Motors, Salisbury. Sold in 1967.
Model MK2 3.4
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Dark grey with grey leather interior
           
Registration Numbers RSD-6321/SRH
References Peter Grove
 
MKII

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1963
Manual with overdrive. Delivered to R.A. Longstaff of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia via Sagers Motors of Bulawayo. Noted in the 1980s in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa with Bobrand Construction. Acquired in May 1984 through Burchmores by Klaus Karius of Germany who has had the car re-sprayed and some areas rebuilt with original parts.

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Model MK2 3.8
Chassis No. 231498DN
Engine No. LC7761-8
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon, body no. S025338
Colours Pearl grey with grey leather interior, now midnight blue
           
Registration Numbers NP-4651/SAF
References Klaus Karius

Jag MK2Jag MK2Jag MK2Jag MK2

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1967
One of the last variants of the Mk2. Fitted with leather as an extra (standard cars fitted with ambla upholstery, as well as overdrive, chromium plated wire wheels, reclining front seats, seatbelts and picnic tables. Acquired by Tony Golding of Harare in 1988. Used in numerous VCCZ events over the years.


Model MK2 340
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers 123-625-Z/SAF
References Photo Tony Golding
 
MK2 340MK2

 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
L-R
Jaguar MK VII, Reg. S-43, light grey owned bby Ron Hendry, believed to have been an ex Mayoral car

1960 Jaguar 2.4, Reg. S-11513, white owned by Hary Hendry

1960 Jaguar 3.4, Reg. RL-161, red owned by Geoff Mason
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Harry Hendry
 
Jaguars
 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1963
Acquired by Neil Galloway in 1965. Owned by the Galloway family till around 2003. By that stage the car had been off the road for 10 years and was undergoing restoration. Donated to the Classic Car Club of Zimbabwe when Charles Galloway moved to Australia. It is believed the car was parted out to owners restoring similar models. 

Neil Galloway also owned a Jaguar MK VIIM from around 1961 to 1965


Model MK X
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RSD-1689/SRH, 243-761-G/RHO
References Charles Galloway
 
1963 Mk X

 

Make Jaguar                                                     
History          
Year 1963
Owned by Brandon McDonald's father. 3.8 Triple SU, E-Type motor electric overdrive and crash gearbox. Umtali circa 1973-1976



Model MK X
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 113-212-F/RHO
References Brandon McDonald
 
MKX
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1971 Owned by Ken Ross, later sold.
Model XJ6
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 313-715-T/RHO
References
 
XJ6
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1978 LWB, South African built model. Owned By Charles Galloway in Zimbabwe, acquired from Alan Dunlop of Pretoria. Sold around 2003 to Gary Pattenden, believed to still be in Zimbabwe.
Model XJ6 Series 2 Executive
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 495-255-J/ZIM
References Charles Galloway
 
1978 XJ6
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1978
Model XJ6 series 1 4.2-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers AAH-0100/ZIM
References
 
XJ6
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year
Manual gearbox, acquired by Ed Lanca around 2013. Only 55000km from new - Being resprayed in 2014
Model XJ6 series 1 4.2-litre
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers ABW-2390/ZIM
References Viv Westbury
 
XJ6XJ6 S1
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1982
Owned by John Evans, fitted with a Chevrolet 350 V8 engine. Photo shows the car on the 2010 Mutare Run.
Model XJS
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers ABI-8146/ZIM
References
 
XJS
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1990
Imported into Zimbabwe in 1994, when acquired by Tony Organ of Harare, who owned the car till around 2012.
Model XJS V12
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers AAB-8495/ZIM
References
 
XJS V12
 

Make Jaguar History          
Year 1988
Taken to Zimbabwe in September 1993 by Shaw Dyson, subsequently owned by Dave Ballantyne. Currently owned by David Curas-Thompson
Model XJS 3.6
Chassis No. SAJJNAEC3CA149017
Engine No. 9PAMA142005
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sport coupe
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers E 427 NCR, 575-559-G/ZIM, ABE-7483/ZIM
References David Curas-Thompson
 
XJS
 

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