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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Mercury
History          
Year 1940
Owned by Eddie Doman of Bulawayo. Photo shows the car at the start of a Mutare Run in the early 1980s.
Model V8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Light green
           
Registration Numbers 4-525-W/RHO
References
 
Mercury

 

Make Mercury
History          
Year 1940
Owned by Ant Hiscock in Harare.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Mercury
History          
Year 1946/47
Owned by K Rommens in Harare.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
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Make Mercury
History          
Year 1947
Sold new by Dulys of Gwelo, apparently in lat e1946, though this is a '47 model. Discovered without its axles on a farm in Gwelo by Eddie Doman, who restored the car before selling it to someone else. Acquired by Maurice Beckley of Bulawayo in 1993. The flat head V8 was shot so Maurice and his son Bruce rebuilt it - They did a fair amount of mechanical work to this car but my Maurice hated it after having to strip the engine 3 times after the engineering shop in Bulawayo who resleeved the engine and apparently measured the cam bearings failed to measure the middle one of the three, relying on the readings of the two outer ones at each end of the block. They discovered the hard way that the middle one is the one that wears out and so after two strip downs and start ups where the oil pressure disappeared when warm, they asked the Ford fundu (Eddy Doman) what he thought. He didn't bat an eye lid and told them to check the middle bearing. Problem solved!  Bruce used the car daily for about two years in Bulawayo around 1995, and also did several long runs in her. Sold around 2001 to Steve Van Vuuren in Bulawayo who resprayed the car grey. After Steve passed away the car was acquired by Brian Christie of Bulawayo.
Model 118 inch
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References Bruce Beckley - Photo shows Ford to left and Maurice's Buick Super to the right
 
Ford & Buick



Make Mercury
History          
Year 1947
ex Hankey
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue green
           
Registration Numbers
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1947



Make Mercury
History          
Year 1971
Noted in Harare in 2011. Owned by Lloyd Manhopi Snr in 2014.
Model Cougar
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Metallic red and white
           
Registration Numbers 114-230-M/RHO
References
 
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Make Mercury
History          
Year 1968

Model Cougar
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Cougar

 

Make Mercury
History          
Year 1968

Model Cougar
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Cougar

 

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