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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

 

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year  
Indy 500 winner, taken to Rhodesia at some stage where the car was destroyed. Photo on left shows the car driven by Tex Kingon at the 1952 False Bay 100.
Model Indy 500
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Racing body
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers   References  Robert Young
 
1952 fb100Indy
                      Studebaker

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1937
Owned by N. Trollip and later by his son
Model J5 Pickup
Chassis No. J5.2933
Engine No. T.4017
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
193719371937

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1956
Acquired new by Bill Wood. Special order V8, 4-speed with short chassis. Came with dual wheels though only single wheels were used, wooden rear bed. Later owned by Dave Le Roux c1970s, photo shows the truck at Donnybrook race track.
Model V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Truck
Colours Dark yellow with light yellow bumper / grill, also light green at some stage
           
Registration Numbers S-49555/SRH,  TJ-410-908/SAF References Nick Wood
 
 1956 V8

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year
Noted in Harare in 2014
Model V8
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Truck
Colours White / red
           
Registration Numbers 291-876-F/RHO
References
 
Studebaker

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1938
Imported new to Bulawayo by a Mr. Barrett, who was a bank manager, painted Black. After he passed away in 1943 the car was used by his widow till 1970, when it was sold to Ken Jennings of Bulawayo - Ken restored the car, painting it White, the car was the winner of the concours d'elegance at the 1982 Bulawayo Car Show.  The car later went to South Africa where it was owned by Mrs. Jeanette Dudley who had further work done on the car by Classic Car Restorations of Durban, when it was resprayed Red. Acquired in 2015 by Barry South of Cape Town. Barry is the Grandson of Ernest South of Rhodesia who owned an Adler, Delin m/c, Fairy m/c, Ivel tractor and a Franklin - Most of which are shown on this site. The car is said to have only covered 41,000 miles.

 
del Comander
Chassis No. 559882
Engine No. H41900
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Black, then white, now Red
           
Registration Numbers 11-812-N/RHO, CA-993-270/SAF
References Barry South
 
19381938
Studebaker

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1958
Acquired by Cyril Kenny's grandfather and collected in Durban. The car stayed with the Kenny family till around the 1990s when it was sold to Richard Munn. Later acquired by Dave Tastard, who used the car for a few years before rebuilding and respraying it in its original colours. More work was done on the car by subsequent owner Tony Weber, who later sold the car to someone in Kariba. Owned by Buster Bichard of Harare in 2013.
Model Commander
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-dr hardtop
Colours Jewel beige and canyon copper
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Commander
 


Make Studebaker History          
Year 1957 or 58


Model Silver Hawk
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White & green
           
Registration Numbers S-3895/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
Silver
                      Hawk

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1959
Belonged to the late Wayne Taylor, later with Arkie Kassim and then P. Van Deventer. By 1959 they had dropped the word 'Silver' calling it just the Hawk.
Model Hawk
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 203-208-C/RHO
References
 
Studebaker
                      HawkStudebaker
                      Hawk
 


Make Studebaker History          
Year 1959
ex Kariba, noted in Harare around 2014.
Model Lark
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White / beige
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Lark

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1962 Acquired by Bill Wood from Dave Lurie. V8 289 with 4 speed, front discs.
Model Gran Turismo Hawk
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Black then white
           
Registration Numbers 58-987-Q/RHO References Nick Wood
 
Studebaker

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1962
Bought from a large used car dealer near the Park Lane Hotel in Salisbury for £525 in Jan 1968 by Mike Hopkins. Sold to Dulys Motors in Umtali in late 1970.
Model Lark, 4.7-litre V8 with overdrive
Chassis No. 44768
Engine No. 565480
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers RSD-5897/SRH
References Photo Mike Hopkins (Umtali 1970)
 
LArkLark

 

Make Studebaker History          
Year 1964
Owned by Peter Zambelis and then Dave Le Roux in the 1970s. Later seen in South Africa, still owned by Dave Le Roux.
Model Avanti
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers 205-516-L/RHO References Automobilist Vol 15/1; Nick Wood;
 
1964 Avanti

 

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