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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

 Cars used by Government Officials in Rhodesia

 

Make Maudsley
History          
Year 1910/11
1910/11 Maudslay - The picture shows the arrival of Sir William Henry Milton, then Administrator of Southern Rhodesia, at the Gwelo Public School (later renamed Chaplin School), in 1911, to perform the opening of the new school hostel.

Model

Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References Andre Van de Loo
 
1910-11
                      Maudsley

 

Make Humber
History          
Year 1936
Ordered through Rootes Ltd. for Sir Herbert Stanley, The Governor of Southern Rhodesia on 16 October 1936.

Shown below transporting Sir Herbert and Lady Stanley to Salisbury Station on his departure from Southern Rhodesia in 1942, together with a British South Africa Police mounted escort.

Described in the Thrupp & Maberly records as a Pullman Limousine
Model Pullman

Chassis No.  25/4404
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Thrupp & Maberly
Body Style Pullman landaulette, body no. 6356
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References The Outpost, Feb 1942; Peter Huson
 
Unknown1942

 

Make Humber
History          
Year 1947
One of two limousines converted into landaulettes for the Rhodesian Government, used for the Royal Visit to that country in 1947


Model Pullman

Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style Landaulette
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References
 
Landaulette

 

Make Austin History          
Year   24th February 1960, the Governor General Sir Humphrey Gibbs, pays a visit to St Stephens School, Balla Balla.
Model Princess Vanden Plas
Limousine
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References Photos Rob Hodes
 
VDPVDP

 

Make Rolls-Royce
History          
Year 1957 Fitted with twin forward roof lights behind which could be flown a flag, the front bumpers also had an attachment for reflecting lights. Delivered to H.E. The Governor General of Southern Rhodesia, Sir Peveril Barton Reiby Wallop William-Powlett, in April 1957. Used by all heads of State in Rhodesia and still in use in Zimbabwe today. 
Model Silver Wraith
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Park Ward
Body Style Landaulette
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers   References Photo Vivienne Gardner Jones, shows the car at the BSAP Passing Out Parade at Morris Depot 1970
 
FLW78

 

Make Rolls-Royce
History          
Year 1957 Handed over to H.E. The Governor General of Northern Rhodesia, Sir Arthur Edward Trevor Benson, in May 1957. Owned by the Zambian Government till at least 1967 when a Rolls-Royce Phantom V was delivered. Shipped to the UK by 1973 when it was seen on the Alpine Rally of that year. Later that year the car went to an American owner and is still in America.
Model Silver Wraith
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Park Ward
Body Style Landaulette
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers   References Photo Frank Bennett, shows the car outside Government House, Lusaka
 
FLW86

 

Make
History          
Year
Vehicle used by General Coster of the Rhodesian Army
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers   References Gerry van Tonder
 
Coster

 

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