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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Morris History          
Year 1919 Owned by C.F. Van Rooyen in 1965, later noted in the Fort Victoria area.


Model Commercial Truck
Chassis No. S5582
Engine No. 7656Z
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Truck
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers S-2652/SRH
References
 
 



Make Morris
History          
Year 1925
Acquired for £10 by Ian Barclay and Bruce Gilbert-Smith having been found in a barn and prepared for their overland trip in 1952 from England to Rhodesia. Shipped to Dover, driven through Spain and then shipped from Gibraltar to Tangiers, driven to Cairo then through Egypt along the Red Sea through Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanganyika, Northen Rhodesia to Salisbury. Trip described in the 'Motor' Jan 1953. Still owned by I.F. Barclay in 1961 who entered that year's Shell Annual Vintage Reliability Run. Around this time the car was fitted with front wings made from ols oil drums. Found languishing on a farm in the Raffingora district of Zimbabwe and acquired by Viv Westbury of Harare, still owned by Mr. Westbury in 2003. Later sold to someone in the Netherlands.
Model Bullnose
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 3/4 coupe
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-33390/SRH
References Automobilist Vol 22/1; 1961 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
 1925
                      Bullnose Morris

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1925
Fitted with a Morris commercial van radiator to aid cooling in Africa. Owned in Rhodesian by a Mr. Du Plooy? who used the car in the first Salisbury to Umtali Vintage Run. Acquired around 1960 by William Stevenson who used the car in the second, third and fourth Salisbury to Umtali Vintage Runs, before shipping the car back to the UK. Second photo below shows the car in the UK after it won the first FIVA International Rally in Eirland. Currently owned by William's Son Alastair.


Model Flat nose cowley
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder Morris
Body Style Tourer
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers S-46144/SRH, 63 EXR
References Alastair Stevenson; Alan Watkins (photo);
 
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Make Morris History          
Year 1928
Car no. 265211. Owned by Arthur William Hill of Umtali in 1969.


Model Flat nose cowley
Chassis No. D262211
Engine No. 298392
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan, tourer?
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers RUB-1928/SRH
References
 
 


Make Morris                                                    
History          
Year 1927 Car no. 180683. Owned by Sir Michael Stafford of Broken Hill, N. Rhod in1953. Had been in the country since 1928. Later owned by Jack Rouse in Northern Rhodesia / Zambia. Acquired by Bill Wood and almost completely restored by him and his son Pete. Taken to Australia by Nick Wood in 1981, sold in 1999 to ex Rhodesian Dudley van Rensburg, south of Perth. Pictured in "The History of the Vintage Sports Car Club" by Peter Hull.


Model Cowley
Chassis No. 192540
Engine No. 192540
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue with black wings
           
Registration Numbers BH-1, S-61/SRH
References The Motor March 18 1953; Nick Wood
 
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                      Truck
Morris


Make Morris                                                     
History          
Year 1929
Built in Cowley, Oxford in 1929, delivered to Southern Rhodesia, to George Arthur Ward, founder of the Tanganda Tea Estates Co. In 1940 the car was acquired by Mary O'Gorman, matron of the Ingutsheni Hospital. Further owners included Cpl. Sydney John Hammond RAF 1941, Flt Sgt. William Owens RAF 1942, Cpl Charles Edward Haines RAF 1943, Flt Lt. Graham Willy Bates RAF 1944, Mary Sims Banket 1944, Donald Lewis Mayor Salisbury 1945, Mrs Rene Lang Sailsbury 1946, Nicholas Johannes Oosterhuisen, Ngorp Farm Headlands 1948. In 1954 the car was driven to Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia by Mrs. Rene Lang (did she re-aquire the car or Mr. Oosterhuisen not actually own the car in 1948?). In the same year the car was crashed and then abandoned at Garneton (Itimpi) about 6 miles outside Kitwe. In 1970 the burnt out wreck was acquired by Peter W. Hills, the car was partially restored in Zambia before being air freighted to the UK in 1984. The restoration was completed in 1992 and the car won best vintage car at the Morris Register National Annual Rally.         
Model Minor
Chassis No. M10228
Engine No. 9668 Overhead cam
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-seat tourer, body no. 10707
Colours Brown and black
           
Registration Numbers U-740/SRH, NK-3177/NRH,  DS 9936
References Peter W. Hills
 
Morris Minor 1954Morris
                      Minor 1970
Morris Minor 2004

 

Make Morris                                                     
History          
Year 1930
Apparently driven from Cairo to Kenya. This car's first owner was a Capt. R.J. Von Mentzer, who was a miner in Soroti, Uganda. Capt. Von Mentzer later moved to Kenya with the car, where she then passed onto Mr. Renshaw Barberton, who acquired her to take him and his bride on their honeymoon. The car was later converted into a pick-up and used as the farm milk lorry, luckily the body panels and interior had been stored in a barn, though the wood had been eaten by white ants. Given to Chris Corry-Thomas in 1964, on the premis that he spent at least £70 on restoring the car. After getting the car to Kimugu Estate, Kericho, the restoration was started and when finished was painted blue. Used for many rallies in Kenya over the years. In 1968 the Corry-Thomas' moved to Malawi and the car was trained from Kericho to Mombasa, shipped to Beira, Mozambique, trained again to Blantyre, Malawi, shipped across Lake Malawi and driven to Chombe Estate. In the 1970s the Corry- Thomas' moved to Rhodesia, where after initial use, the car fell into disrepair and was dismantled by their Sons. In 1989, the Corry-Thomas' moved to England, but the car stayed in what had by then become Zimbabwe. During the next few years the car was restored by Mr. Lat Fuller of Salisbury and resprayed maroon and brown. In 1997 the car returned to England, and is still owned by Chris Corry-Thomas.
Model Cowley
Chassis No. D342301
Engine No. 385074
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4 door folding head saloon
Colours  Blue, then maroon & brown
           
Registration Numbers S-422/UGA, KCF-297/KEN, BC-
4104/MAL, 57-942-E/RHO, 75-728-M/RHO
References EAVCC 66, EAVCC 69; Chris Corry-Thomas
 
 1939
                      Morris

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1929 Owned by Thomas Walter Jennings of Bulawayo in 1965. Still owned by Thomas' son Richard in Durban.


Model Minor
Chassis No. SV4563
Engine No. U4963A
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-5583/SRH
References Richard Jennings
 
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Make Morris History          
Year 1933 Rebuilt by Dave Schoeman around 1976. Car passed onto Dave's grandson Justin Van Rensburg, believed to have gone to South Africa. Now in Canada, still owned by Justin. Car restoration to be started in 2011.
Model Minor
Chassis No. 26947
Engine No. 27209A
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers 245-069-D/RHO
References Justin Van Rensburg
 
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                      MinorMorris Minor



Make Morris History          
Year 1933 Car no. 27671, thought to be ex Thordan Schoeman, rebodied and restored by Neil Snatt in the 1990s. Later sold to Dawie Erasmus. Not the same car as that owned by Dave Schoeman.
Model Minor
Chassis No. 27671
Engine No. 28036A
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Blue with black mudguards
           
Registration Numbers 531-799-R/RHO, AAA-54**/ZIM
References
 
1933 Morris1933
                      Morris



Make Morris History          
Year 1935 Owned by Ian Grant-McKenzie, Bulawayo in 1970, being restored


Model 8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-seater
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References VCC 1970
 
 

 

Make Morris History          
Year c1935
Acquired by the Exton's of Harare from Peter Brewer.


Model 8
Chassis No. SMM / 4319
Engine No. 6839
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
c1935 Morris 8

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1935 Owned by John Neilson of Sinoia in 1973.


Model 8
Chassis No. S1/E 121854
Engine No. 120186
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers 186-818-M/RHO
References VCC 1970
 
 


Make Morris History          
Year 1938
Owned by G. Hulley in 2016, later sold to someone in Bulawayo


Model 8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Orange and Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Morris 8


Make Morris History          
Year
Snatt special, built by Neil Snatt using a Morris 8 chassis and a 1930s Riley engine. Neil fabricated the tourer body as well. Later owned by Rocky Cawood, current owner unknown.


Model 8
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours two tone blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Morris 8
                      specialMorris 8
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                      specialMorris 8
                      special

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1937
Owned by Ian Grant-McKenzie, Bulawayo in 1970
Model 12
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 4-door
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References VCC 1970
 
 

 

Make Morris History          
Year
Owner unknown
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-46144/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
 Morris

 

Make Morris History          
Year
Owner unknown
Model Bullnose
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-49564/SRH
References Nick Wood; B&W Photo Allan Watkins
 
 MorrisBullnose



Make Morris History          
Year 1947
Owned by Tim Stamps
Model 8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers 47-A/ZIM
References
 
8



Make Morris History          
Year 1948/49 Owned by Pat Fynes-Clinton, then T. Valence, Robin Hurst, Angus Ogilvy. Since sold on.


Model Minor lowlight
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers 288-088-N/RHO
References
 
Minor lowlight

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1948/49 Restored around 2015 by P. De Bruin.


Model Minor lowlight
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers ACG-4893/ZIM
References
 
Minor low
                      light

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1948/49 Possibly owned by Ian Hesketh.


Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-14966/SRH
References
 
morrismorris

 

Make Morris History          
Year 1950
Owned by Doug Marsh in 1992
Model Minor
Chassis No. 80544
Engine No. 225285
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers 209-716-B/RHO
References
 




Make Morris History          
Year 1950
Six cylinder 2215cc, ohc, SU carbs. Owned by Mrs. Emily Hopkins in Umtali 1952-58.
Model Six Series MS
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Michael Hopkins
 
Morris



Make Morris History          
Year 1951
Owned by Ray Crow from 1990.
Model Minor series MM
Chassis No. 83815
Engine No. 100685
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 383-436-C/ZIM
References
 




Make Morris History          
Year 1951
Completely rebuilt by Claude Milburn between 1989-91. Owned by Claude till 2009 when he passed away. Acquired by Jeff Cullen in August 2010.
Model Minor series MM
Chassis No. SMM/91606
Engine No. USHM3-96527
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Ivory
           
Registration Numbers 245-140-F/ZIM
References
 
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Make Morris History          
Year
Imported into Rhodesia by a British Embassy staff member. Shipped via Beira, Mozambique and railed to Salisbury. Later returned to the UK possibly in 1970. Noted for sale on eBay in 2016
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers VOB 887 H
References
 
MorrisMorris


                                             
Make Morris History          
Year 1952
Owned by D.J.L. Spencer in 1985.
Model Minor series MM
Chassis No. SMM/127032
Engine No. 124735
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 147-415-H/RHO
References
 



                                             
Make Morris History          
Year 1952
Acquired by Rob Ecob for £50 from an elderly lady. Car had a blown head gasket, rebuiilt by Rob and resprayed

Model Minor sidevalve
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black then powder blue
           
Registration Numbers B-7805/SRH
References Rob Ecob
 
MorrisMorris



Make Morris History          
Year 1953
Body no. 220302. Owned from new by Peter and Myra Gregory, acquired from Puzey & Diss Motors of Salisbury. Still owned by them in 1983, believed to have gone to South Africa with the Gregorys in the mid 1980s.
Model Minor
Chassis No. 22032
Engine No. 44042
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers S-36822/SRH, 126-497-W/RHO
References
 




Make Morris History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2015.
Model Minor
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pickup
Colours Purple
           
Registration Numbers RS-3604/SRH, 302-654-W/RHO
References
 
MM pickupMM pickup




Make Morris History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2014 owned by R. Barrett.
Model Minor
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Van
Colours Light blue
           
Registration Numbers AAH-1822/ZIM
References
 
MM VanMM Van



Make Morris History          
Year 1956?
Owned in 2011 by Martin Waldvogel of Marondera. For sale in late October 2011, recently resprayed.
Model Minor 1000
Chassis No. APJM-H83415
Engine No. MAS3820605
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
<orris



Make Morris History          
Year 1957
Restored and owned by Louis Botha of Harare in 2000. Sold to Basil Barnes in 2009.
Model 1000
Chassis No. 487765
Engine No. H47598
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Marble grey
           
Registration Numbers S-57729/SRH, 293-744-L/RHO
References
 




Make Morris History          
Year Late 1950s
Owned by Bob Rankin. 6-cylinder. Acquired from Bob's father for £50
Model Isis
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers S-45598/SRH
References Bob Rankin
 
Isis



Make Morris History          
Year
Ex Arkie Kassim, later with R. Weston.
Model Isis
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 290-707-K/RHO
References
 
IsisIsis



Make Morris History          
Year c1958
Purchased by Peter W. Hills in 1963 after trading in a Riley Pathfinder. Did a complete overhaul, fitting the latest Michelin tyres. Driven to Johanensburg and back with no problems. Sold in 1965 to Bertie Howard to purchase a Triumph TR4.
Model 1000
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours Grey            
Registration Numbers NC-3357/NRH
References Peter W. Hills
 
Morris 1000



Make Morris History          
Year 1960
First registered in Rhodesia in 1962. Owned and restored by Greg Smith in 1992.
Model Minor 1000
Chassis No. 100
Engine No. GM559944
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Pale ivory
           
Registration Numbers 8-938-R/RHO
References
 



Make Morris History          
Year 1952
Owned by Robin Norton 1970-74 in Chisipite, Salisbury.
Model MM
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon with sun visor
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 38-124-N/RHO
References Robin Norton
 
Morris Minor


Make Morris History          
Year 1959
Owned by Norman Moth, acquired around 2010 by Howard Butler.
Model Minor
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Cream
           
Registration Numbers ABT-2610/ZIM
References
 
MinorMinor



Make Morris History          
Year
Owned by Cavin Bowerman. Acquired from a dealer in Salisbury, repainted black and yellow around 1971, sold on in 1973.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door
Colours
           
Registration Numbers S-30321/RHO
References
 
Morris



Make Morris History          
Year
Owned by someone in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers BH-4353/NRH
References Prewarcar.com

Morris


Make Morris History          
Year 1966
Registered in Rhodesia on 01/07/1966. Owned by Alan Murrell.
Model Mini
Chassis No. 752017
Engine No. 956983
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Traveller
Colours Ivory
           
Registration Numbers 210-573-H/RHO
References
 
Mini



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