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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

Make La Salle
History          
Year 1927 V8 engine, 303 cubic inches with an updraught carburettor. Delivered to Capt. Dunsmuir of West Nicholson on 09/08/1927, owned by him until he died in 1934 whilst crossing the flooded Umzingwani river with his wife when their car was swept off the bridge. Later acquired by the owner of a large engineering firm in Bulawayo, then to the owner of the Bonsa Cash Store, one of whom was probably Mr. Frampton who owned the car till 1956, by which time the original body had been cut up and a pick-up body fitted. Later fitted with the home built body shown below right. Acquired by David A. Pound who then sold it to a Mr. Lambourn, who stripped the car for restoration. Acquired after Mr. Lambourn died by Mike H. Isaacson of Bulawayo. most of the car being packed into 40 boxes. Restored over two years, fitted with a late 1920s Chrysler product roadster body? Offered for sale by Mike Isaacson of Bulawayo in 1979. Used in 1965 and  1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run. Noted for sale in Pretoria, South Africa in 1996.
Model
Chassis No. 3889
Engine No. 209405
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Body Style Sedan, pick-up, tourer, late 1920s roadster body
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5560/SRH
References Automobilist Vol. 5/1 p.23; 1965 Annual Vintage Reliability Run; 1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
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Make La Salle
History          
Year 1939
Ex Rhodesian Air Force in Gwelo. Aquired by Ian Clayton in 1983, who tried to rod the vehicle, sadly it got stripped and all that remains today is the bodyshell lying at a sandblasters.
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