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Classic Cars in Rhodesia


Make Nash History          
Year 1920 Acquired many years ago by Tony Wright, remains to Mike Marais after Tony passed away. Purchased by Viv Westbury in 2011. Front axle I beam and part of the differential housing had been stolen and sold for scrap. Later acquired by Uli Meiners.

If anyone has any history on this car we would love to hear from you


Model
Chassis No.
Engine No. 57298 (cast date 24/05/20)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours
           
Registration Numbers B-1451/SRH References Viv Westbury
 
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Make Nash History          
Year 1926 Disc wheels, owned by Gerald Merrington Edwards in 1964, who believed the original owner first registered the car in 1926. Possibly later owned by Ian Grant-MacKenzie and then Martin Sanderson in Bulawayo. Car surfaced in Harare in the late 1970s with Keith Nicholson. Later sold to Eddie Lanca of Kariba then to Viv Westbury in 2006. Engine rebuilt by Precision Grinders in 1965, car believed to have done little mileage since.   


Model Model 261
Chassis No. 402000
Engine No. 285059
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Originally Prussian blue.
           
Registration Numbers RSC-1043/SRH References Viv Westbury
 
1926 Nash
 

Make Nash History          
Year 1930
Car no. 891-35. Owned by J. Malcolm Johnston of Salisbury in 1970. Found in 1965 at Dondo (P.E.A.). Mr. Johnson recognised the car as being the one sold by his father to the A.D.C. of the Governor of Beira in 1930. Picture taken near the Chalet Bar, Salisbury. Later acquired by Peter Brewer of Salisbury then Eric Exner in Johannesburg, from whom the car was acquired by Eric McQuillian. Later sold to a collector in Denmark.
Model Ambassador
Chassis No. 510704
Engine No. 394004
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Cabriolet
Colours Silver / black then maroon / black with cream mouldings
           
Registration Numbers B-363 (Beira, Mocambique?), S-3384/RHO, HTT-818-T/SAF, BKB-079-GP/SAF
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally; Automobilist vol. 18/2; Nick Wood; David MacKenzie
 
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Make Nash History          
Year 1948
Owned by John Frazer Lister in the 1950s.




First photo at Jamaica Inn, second photo at Hot Springs Road
Model Ambassador Super
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Slipstream sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Rob Lister
 
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Make Nash History          
Year
Owned by Gerry Oosthuizen of Bulawayo around 2011. Possibly the car that was owned by Dr. Garry Ferguson in the 1960s. Later sold to someone in Harare.


Model Metropolitan
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red and white
           
Registration Numbers ABM-5561/ZIM
References Bruce Beckley
 
Nash Metropolitan
 


Make Nash History          
Year 1951
Owned by T. N. Macdonald of Umtali around 1952/53. Acquired from a garage in Bulawayo.
Model Rambler
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Station Wagon
Colours
           
Registration Numbers B-20253/SRH
References Mike Hopkins
 
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