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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

 

 

Make Schacht History
Year 1909
Owned and possibly imported by Mr. J. Knott of Pomposa Mine on Chevy Chase Farm, Chakari. Acquired in 1930 by Mr Bunny Cairns, when a farmer from Chakari told him of an old car that had been in a shed on his farm since he acquired it in 1915. Owned since about 1933, when the car appeared in a carnival procession, by Cairns Motors. Displayed for many years in their showroom in Salisbury. Until the late 1980s the car, or auto-buggy, was believed to have dated from 1898 but research showed the car was of later manufacture. Was at some stage in the Bulawayo Museum as well as the Mutare Museum. It was acquired around 1996 by the Omar family when they took over TA Motors in Harare. Car painted red around 2008. Currently stored in South Africa. Two other Schacht's exist in Southern Africa, both in South Africa, one in a private collection and the other in the CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn.
Model Model K auto runabout
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Body Style Corning type 2-seater
Colours Yellow in 1980s, possibly dark green originally, red since 2008
           
Registration Numbers   References Heritage of Zimbabwe No. 9; Mr. Osman Omar; Mimi Shaw
 
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