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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Porsche
History          
Year
In 1956/57 Roy Morris (later Wing Commander Morris) brought a new silver 356 back home from Germany, where he did his training. He also brought in a new silver  beetle which he gave to his father, Geoff (Jumbo), both were LHD.
Model 356
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood
 
 

 

Make Porsche History          
Year 1960 Owned by Roger Bull in the late 1960s.Noted to have been involved in an accident prior to Roger acquiring it - He later acquired a Porsche 365A Super




Model 356A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 50-518-K/RHO
References Roger Bull
 
365A
 

Make Porsche History          
Year  
Noted around Hatfield, Salisbury around 1969/70, owned by a Mr. Weeks. The car was fast & allegedly had a Carrera engine. Probably the Joe Parker-Weekes car shown in the photo.



Model 356B
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours White then blue
           
Registration Numbers RSB-249/SRH
References Nick Wood; Joe Parker-Weekes
 
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Make Porsche
History          
Year 1959
Originally owned & raced by Dr. Byron-Moore, light blue, RHD. Ssold onto a Mr. Alves, a local builder, and replaced it with a cream 356B. It then went to?, then in 72/73 it went to John Allen. By then it was painted red & had chrome wide rim wheels & a 356B bonnet with 2 vents fitted. John swapped the wheels with a Mr. Weeks for a standard set plus hubcaps. John sold the car after about a year to a Journalist at the Rhodesia Herald -
Model 356A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Light blue, then red
           
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood, Anthony Bayley (photo)
 
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                      356
 

Make Porsche
History          
Year 1960
Ex B. Bichard, sold c2017 to the UK
Model 356A 1600
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1965
Owned by the owner of The Harare Stamp Company. Acquired c2016 by B. Bichard.
Model 911
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 


Make Porsche
History          
Year
Raced by Frans Kirsten and Grahame Johnson. Photo left shows the car in France after collection from the factory. Photo right shows the car in a Total Rally.
Model 911S
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Orange
           
Registration Numbers 428-Z-6305/GER?, RSJ-4000/RHO
References Glen Martin; Graham Johnson
 
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                      911
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1973
Bill Thomson looked to buy a 1973 light green 911 in Salisbury in about 1978, but didn't buy it because it showed low oil pressure.
Model 911
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Light green
           
Registration Numbers
References Nick Wood
 
 
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1979
Owned by Alain de Jaegere in Zimbabwe.
Model 911 SC Sportomatic
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sports
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 428-753-K/ZIM
References Alain de Jaegere
 
1979 PorscheTarga
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1983
Owned by Robin Curas-Thompson, used  in the 2009 Umtali run. Previously owned by Steve Attwell.
Model 911 SC Targa
Chassis No. WPOZZZ912D5141129
Engine No. 63D5798
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sports
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 496-183-D/ZIM, ABA-9589/ZIM
References David Curas-Thompson
 
83 SC Targa
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1988
Delivered in January 1989 to an owner in Jersey, Channel Islands. Later noted in South Africa and more recently in Zimbabwe where it is owned by Derek Bowling-Scott.
Model 944
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers ACC-8643/ZIM
References
 
Porsche 944
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year 1989
Ordered by Richard Wiley of Zimbabwe, one of the last cars produced for this model, late Jan 1989. Delivered through LSM Distributors of Johannesburg on 28 April 1989. 16 inch Fuchs alloys with BF Goodrich tyres, Blaupunkt radio/tape, air conditioning, front and rear spoilers. Sold to Barry Launder in November 2008, still with original paintwork and brake pads all round, nileage 49000km.
Model Carrera 3.2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sports
Colours Grand Prix white with marine blue leather / pinstrip velour seats.
           
Registration Numbers 481-285-K/ZIM, Flatsix/Zim
References James Wiley
 
Carrera
                      3.2Carrera 3.2
 


Make Porsche
History          
Year
Owned in Zimbabwe by S. Whyte
Model Carrera 2
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door sports
Colours
           
Registration Numbers AAU-8736/ZIM
References
 
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                      2
 

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