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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1928
Owned by Arthur P. "Buck" & Ramona Rutherford-Jones in 1980, who restored the car in Bulawayo. Taken to South Africa in the early 1980s.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder Stewart?
Body Style Tourer
Colours Blue and Black
           
Registration Numbers 320-422-J/RHO
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally; Photo Peter Pardey
 
Pontiac1928

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1941
RHD, assembled from a knock down kit at the General Motors Plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Owned from New by a Mr. Pollard in Rhodesia. In 1960 he passed the car onto his grandson, Lister Pollard, who owned the car till the late 2000s. After sitting in a shed for many years, Lister began restoring the car in 1996. Shipped to the UK around 2007. Acquired by someone in Kent who offered the car for sale on eBay in August 2012 for £11 950.  
Model 6 cylinder, 4-litre, model 2519
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Torpedo deluxe 4-door
Colours Blue with grey interior
           
Registration Numbers 840 XUC
References Allen
 
Pontiac 1941

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1954
Ex Rob Stirling, later with one of the Lobel family members. Converted to 12 volt. Passed through several owners before being acquired by Dean Westlake, who painted it red. Noted for sale in Harare in 2015 for US$11,000.

6 cylinder
Model Chieftain Deluxe
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Beige with cream roof, now red with white roof
           
Registration Numbers AAG-9896/ZIM
References Michael Taylor
 
Pontiac
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1957

Model Chieftain
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black and white
           
Registration Numbers
References Saafwan Zoolay
 
ChieftainChieftain
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1963
Noted for sale in Harare in 2015 for US$5,000.
Model Stratocruiser
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red with white roof
           
Registration Numbers AAU-4662/ZIM
References Michael Taylor
 
Stratocruiser
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1965
Owned by Brian Ward in Harare. Believed to now be in Rome. 
Model Bonneville
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Brian Ward
 
BonnevilleBonneville

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year c1966
Noted in Harare in 2014. Stripped by Chris Kirsten, then sold to Peter Fagan, Gareth Johns, Walley Hankey, then to the current owner. Acquired by Jason Hankey and then sold to a collector in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The new owner has imported everything needed from the USA to restore the car. 
Model Bonneville
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door hardtop
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 38-593-Y/RHO
References
 
Bonneville
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1969
Under restoration in Harare.
Model Firebird
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year
Noted for sale in Harare
Model Tempest
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Safari station wagon
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 42-37*-V/RHO
References
 
SWagon
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year
Noted for sale in Harare
Model Tempest
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Tempest
 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1973
Under restoration in Harare.
Model Firebird Esprit
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Orange with white upholstery
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year
Owned by Dave Wade, also owned a camaro, corvette and a Chevelle with a 550ci motor
Model Transam 455ci
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Luis Pacardo DeSousa
 

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1978
Acquired by Brian Ward of Harare around 2009 from a Mr. Marebeni. Sold through a car dealer in Harare. Owned by a Mr. Lottering.
Model Firebird
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 388-324-Q/ZIM, ABV-2811/ZIM
References Brian Ward
 
Firebird

 

Make Pontiac
History          
Year 1968
Car taken from Zambia to Zimbabwe in kit form - Acquired and rebuilt by Darryl Lindsay around 1995. Later sold and taken to South Africa by the new owner.
Model Firebird
Chassis No. 223378-U-123154
Engine No. YJ463041
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Hardtop
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers 639-771-C/ZIM
References
 
Pontiac GTO

 

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