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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Triumph
History          
Year 1951
Owned and restored by Glynn Morris around 1993. Later sold after Glynn passed away. Now in a collection with a second Mayflower.
Model Mayflower
Chassis No. TT2393DL
Engine No. TT 3526E
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Yellow / black
           
Registration Numbers S-27257/SRH, 43-200-F/RHO
References
 
MayflowerMayflower

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year c1956
Owned by Norman Reader, his first car whilst in the BSAP.
Model TR2
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers U-8728/SRH
References
 
TR2TR2

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1956
Owned and partially restored by John Higgin, later sold to Christian Delville, who completed the restoration around 2002. Used on a South African Triumph run. Later sold by his widow.
Model TR3
Chassis No. TS9960
Engine No. TS10355
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Ivory
           
Registration Numbers 14-588-F/RHO
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1956
Owned by Gerry Dyer who took the car to Brisbane, Australia in 1983. Acquired in 1982 from someone in Harare who has just completed restoring the car. Sold in 1984, the car went through a number of owners before being acquired by Paul Bingham on the Gold Coast, being restored in 2015.  

Does anyone have any earlier history on this car please.
Model TR3
Chassis No. TS10106
Engine No. TS29361E
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours BRG with black interior after Zimbabwean restoration, now red
           
Registration Numbers 110-035-C/RHO, 975-OVV/AUS
References
 
TR3TR3TR3

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Ex D. Searle, owned by Buster Bichard then sold to the UK.
Model TR3
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers AAO-1226/ZIM
References
 
tr3

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1960
Owned by Harry Hendry
Model TR3
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers RG-4111/RHO
References
 
TR3

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1959
Fitted with factory hard top and wire wheels. Acquired new in 1959 by Peter Grove, from Swift Motors, Salisbury. Peter sold the car in 1964 to his brother Ivan, who then sold it in 1966.
Model TR3A
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Powder blue with black upholstery
           
Registration Numbers RS-3331/SRH
References Peter Grove
 
TR3A

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Barry Sargeant of Bulawayo, used for classic car runs as well as time trials around Bulawayo. Traded with Jimmy de Villiers around 1961 for ERA R4A.
Model TR3A
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RS-4379/SRH
References Mark Sargeant
 
TR3ATR3ATR3A

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1962
Body no. CT77140. Owned & rebuilt by Chris Gael around 2004. Taken to the UK by Chris.
Model TR4
Chassis No. 9301CT
Engine No. TS14305E
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Dark blue
           
Registration Numbers 73-202-R/RHO
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1964
Purchased in 1965 after the owner had damaged the overdrive. The car was only 6 months old then. Repaired and used in time trials. Sold in1966 to a Tony ?, a Liverpool instrument engineer turned game hunter. Photo shows three TR4s in Kitwe, red car belongs to Rod Groenewald, white car to Dave Bromfield.
Model
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Duck egg blue
           
Registration Numbers EA-7936/NRH
References Peter W. Hills
 
Tr4s in Kitwe

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1965
Delivered in 1965 to Mr. M.J.B. Boon in Rhodesia. Later noted in South Africa where it was owned in 2010 by Heinrich Koncki. Multiple concours winning car. Sold in 2011 to Mrs. Helen Brunswick of Scotland.
Model TR4A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Metallic blue
           
Registration Numbers CAW-34773/SAF
References Heinrich Koncki
 
TR4A

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Ian Cruickshank of Harare in 2011. Later taken to the UK by his daughter.
Model TR4A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers ABY-0923/ZIM
References
 
TR4TR4TR4

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Angus Bevan Murray's daily driver in the 1970s.
Model TR4A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 62-649-D/RHO
References Angus Bevan Murray
 
Tr4A

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Mike ? ,imported from Cape Town around 2013.
Model TR4A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers FJN-595-MP/SAF
References
 
TR4ATR4A

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1965
Sold new by Swift Motors of Salisbury to Mr. L. Wood for £690 on 26-09-1965. Had been imported fully built up from the factory. Owned by George Stewart of Mutare from 1982 till 1995 when it was sold to John Russell.
Model Spitfire
Chassis No. FC55316
Engine No. FC55296
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports, Body no. 48053FC
Colours Red            
Registration Numbers RSF-4844/SRH, 17-453-V/RHO
References Photos George Stewart
 
1965 TriumphTriump[h
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Make Triumph
History          
Year 1966
Assembled in Durban, South Africa by Motor Assemblies Ltd. Owned from new by Mrs. Mary Cooper. Acquired by David Curas-Thompson when Mrs Cooper moved to the UK in 2000.
Model Spitfire MK2
Chassis No. 4FC77072
Engine No. FC76487HE
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 22-903-T/RHO, AAK-2717/ZIM
References David Curas-Thompson
 
SpitfireTriumph

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Allan Edminson
Model Spitfire
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports
Colours Powder blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Howard Butler of Harare.
Model Spitfire
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 77-848-Z/RHO
References
 
Spitfire

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by Pierce Lindsay White in Harare. Photos of car at local auto electrician. Now being restored by B. Bichard in white.
Model TR5
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers 72-822-D/RHO
References
 
TR5

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Brought into Zimbabwe by Mike Hornby, later sold to J. Pike then T. Cullen.
Model TR6
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Mustard yellow
           
Registration Numbers ACX-1311/ZIM
References
 
TR6TR6

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by a Mr. Cheney in Chinoyi.
Model TR6
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Silver
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Owned by M. Bremner then B. Bichard.
Model TR7
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Yellow
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
Noted driving around Harare.
Model TR7
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year
ex J. Rodrigues - Sold in 2017, 2-litre straight six, needs upholstering and paint work. Engine has been overhauled
Model Vitesse
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Convertible
Colours Yellow with black roof
           
Registration Numbers 172-061-X/RHO
References
 
Vitesse

 

Make Triumph
History          
Year 1968
Registered in Rhodesia 22/08/1968. Owned by Keith Murrell in 1963. Inherited and still owned by his son Alan.
Model 2000
Chassis No. 4MB 89503DL
Engine No. MB 84025 MB
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 210-572-G/RHO
References
 
Triumph 2000

 

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