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Make De Dion
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Year 1903
First car in East Africa (later Kenya) owned by an Australian, George Wilson.
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Make De Soto
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Year 1929
Used for many years as a taxi, discovered behind some shops in Naivasha. Wooden wheels, hydraulic brakes. Is this the same two-tone De Soto 6
owned by Guy Bromley? And later by David Hopcraft?
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Body Style Tourer
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Make Dodge
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Year 1925
Acquired by Mr. Boedeker in 1939, still owned by him in 1956. Owned by Mr. R. Patel in 1965.
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Body Style Box body
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Registration Numbers B-5645/KEN
References Esso Rally 1965
 

 

Make Dodge
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Owned by R. da Costa, highly polished wooden box body
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Body Style Box body
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References EAVCC Newsletter
 

 

Make Dodge
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Year 1937
Owned by John Wroe.
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Body Style Sedan
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Registration Numbers T-5091/KEN
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Make Douglas Motorcycle
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Owned by Colin Clinton-Carter. Sold in Kenya and later shipped to New Zealand.
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Make Douglas Motorcycle
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Acquired by Guy Bromley in Kenya. Taken back to England (packed in cases) and sold c2003.
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Make Douglas Motorcycle
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Acquired from Alban Barberton by Guy Bromley in 1976. Later taken to the UK, sold to Peter Low (ex Kenya) around 2006
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Registration Numbers B-2252 (or 2263?)
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Make Essex
History          
Year 1926
First registered in Nairobi on the 4th April 1930 to a Mr. John T. Twoney. Acquired by Pall Singh in 1962 and by A.K. Aziz Tejpar in July 1962. Offered for sale by Aziz Tejpar of Nairobi in 1963, for £50. Owned in 1968 by Donald MacDonald, who apparently gave the car to a road contractor who had tarmaced his driveway. Acquired by John Wroe in 2012.
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Registration Numbers B-9850/KEN
References EAVCC Newsletter
 

 

Make Essex
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Year 1928
Acquired in a scrapyard in Eastleigh in Kenya in 1956 for £25, with an additional £15 to get it running (in three weeks) for a rally in 1956.
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Make Ferrari
History          
Year 1977
Owned by E. Balletto in Nairobi 19??-87. Noted at Goodwood revival 1998. Possibly never taken to Kenya - Shown on classicarsforsale as
having been sold at some stage for £19 990 possibly in the mid 2000s. Delivered new and first registered, UVX 160S, by Ferrari main dealers,
Lancaster Garages of Colchester on the 1st August 1977 to Mr Ronald Kelly of Essex. The car was originally finished in Marrone Dino
metallizato (metallic Brown) with Beige cloth. Air-conditioning £600.21and metallic paint £280.80.The then list price (1st July 1977) was
£12,999.87 plus delivery charges, number plates and road tax. It is worth noting the road tax cost £50.00! The car was next registered to
Lancaster Garages on the 29th April 1978, in order to obtain road tax. It was subsequently sold and registered by Lancasters to Elfield Ltd of
Essex 24th July 1978. On the 1st October 1979 it was acquired by Mr Maurice Sharp of Nottingham NG14, followed on 8th July 1980 by Mr
Michael Burgess of Bicester OX6. Jeremy Woodiw of Oxford OX3, next owned the car from the 18th May 1981 registering the car JMW 7.The
current registration mark was allocated to the car on the 27th January 1982.Mrs Jacqui Hamilton of London W4 became the next owner on the
30th April 1982 and it was also noted that the colour had been changed to its current Red. Hendon Way Motors of NW4 were recorded as the
next owners on the 20th October 1983.
It was acquired by Robert Mc Adam of North Shields on the 25th October 1983.Robert or Bob as I came to know him, part-exchanged the car
with me, whilst I was with Modena Engineering Ltd of Surrey, in June 1985 for a 1977 308 GTB. The GT4 had then covered 57,600-recorded
miles and an allowance of £5,650 was made against the £14,650 for the 308 GTB.
Model Dino 308GT
Chassis No. 13066
Engine No. 13066
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Colours Red / cream
           
Registration Numbers MWL 458 S
References classiccarsforsale; ferraribuy.com/dino register
 

 


Make Fiat
History          
Year 1926
Originally owned by Tom Gibbs, then by Maurice Frost's father who acquired the car in 1937 for 300 Kenya Shillings. Pu on blocks during WWII. When Maurice's father passed away, Maurice got the car running and sold it to Per Brockner in 1958 for 600 Kenya Shillings. Per later gave the car to Maurice's Son Richard. Left with Fiat Nairobi for many years for advertising purposes, restored in 1979 by Frank Daykin. Winner of the 1990 Concours in Nairobi. Still owned by Richard Frost in Thika in 2009.
Model 509
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Colours Green with green interior
           
Registration Numbers B-6462/KEN
References EAVCC Newsletter
 

 

Make Ford
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Owned by a Mr. Valpy in 1967.
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Make Ford
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See pic of Bromley 2-seater - Body appears to be a pickup with seats in the back covered by a canvas roof up to the windscreen supports.
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Registration Numbers KPX-627/KEN
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Make Ford
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Year 1928
Canadian built Ford, a very early example, came from South Africa, where it may have been delivered new. Owned by Rev. H.B. Ladbury of Naivasha 1935-1956, T. Rubin Arliss of Naivasha 1956-1962, John Seldon of  Nairobi 1962-1963, A.K. Aziz of Nairobi 1963-70 and Guy Bromley of Nairobi and later UK 1970-date. Dismantled when acquired by Guy Bromley, together with an extensive supply of spares. Restored to concours winning condition, winning the 1983 Car & General Concours in Nairobi and even winning a concours event some 20 years later in 2003. John tried to sell the car to Guy in 1962 for £80. Winner of the 1973 Nairobi to Mombasa event. Now in the UK.
Model Model AR
Chassis No. CA13151
Engine No. CA13151
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Body Style Phaeton
Colours Arabian sand over black
           
Registration Numbers C-2138/KEN, SV 4831
References Guy Bromley
 


Make Ford
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Year 1928
Owned by Ken Tilley - Noted in 1998 with Phil Tilley in Kenya.
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Body Style Box body
Colours Black? over yellow
           
Registration Numbers T-105/KEN
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Make Ford
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Year 1929
Engine of this car fitted to C-2138. Owned by Hugh Stratford, who sold her to Guy Bromley in 1968 for £25. Sold to Brian Smith in 1972, who passed her onto Robin Schalch around 1974. Around 1978, she was sold to the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, where she is displayed to this day. Was painted dark blue and black in 1956. 
Model Ford A
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Body Style 2-seater with dickey
Colours Dark brown
           
Registration Numbers B-9414/KEN, KG-204/Trade Plate
References EAVCC Newsletter
 

 


Make Ford
History          
Year 1930
Owned by Guy Bromley, sold to Jimmy Iqbal. Acquired by John Wroe in 1992, who had acquired the car from Choda scrap metal merchants. John had been after the car for many years but they would not sell it, during which time many parts disappeared, including the original seats. When he eventually acquired the car, he had endless problems during the restoration until it was discovered the chassis was twisted. In 2009 the car was with City Panel who had straightened the chassis and were doing the body work prior to upholstering the car.
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Body Style Saloon
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Registration Numbers F-1190/KEN
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Make Ford
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Year 1932
Owned by the Khambhaita family, acquired in 1998 by John Wroe of Nairobi.
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Registration Numbers T-985/KEN
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Make Ford
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Year V8
Recovered by an employee of Sadolins Paint, from Kajiado where it had apparently been used as a school bus. When acquired by John Wroe from Yusuf Khan on 18 Feb 1993, the engine was siezed solid. John has fitted a similar engine with cast iron heads, but still has the original aluminium head engine. Fitted with a new wooden safari wagon style body.
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Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers KBJ-741/KEN
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