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Classic Cars in Rhodesia



Make Volvo
History          
Year
Thought to have belonged to Mick Angell
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RUA-8276/RHO
References
 
Volvo

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Owned by Robin Hurst of Harare - Acquired by Wally Hankey before being sold to Anesh Ramlaul.
Model PV544
Chassis No. 414885
Engine No. 9985
Coachbuilder
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 37-343-P/RHO
References
 
PV544

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Owned by H. Kantor in Harare
Model PV544
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers AAO-7639/ZIM
References
 
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Make Volvo
History          
Year
Owned by Robin Hurst of Harare - Believed to be for sale.
Model 444
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Panel van
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
444

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Owned by someone in Mutare
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers 88-945-D/RHO
References
 
Volvo mutare

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Noted for sale in Zimbabwe in 2011.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 87-641-L/RHO
References
 

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2015.
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 81-CD-412/ZIM DIPL
References
 
Volvo

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Noted in Zimbabwe in 2015, owned by Dr. Vinay Ramlaul, acquired by his father in 1980. Assembled in South Africa.
Model 122S
Chassis No. 357511
Engine No. 3918
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Light green
           
Registration Numbers ADA-0740/ZIM
References
 
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Make Volvo
History          
Year 1965
Rebuilt by Barry van den Bergh of Redcliff. Voted the Best Motor Car on show at the 1979 Motorama held in the Bulawayo Show Grounds in 1979, owned by Roger Donaldson. There were over 300 cars and motorcycles at the Motorama Car Show.
Model 122S Amazon
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Saloon
Colours Cream
           
Registration Numbers 258-452-A/RHO
References Roger Donaldson
 
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Make Volvo
History          
Year 1963
M41 gearbox with Laycock overdrive and Spicer axle, RHD - Bullhorn bumper, pre P1800S model, built in England by the Jensen factory before production of the P1800S moved to Sweden. Shipped to Rhodesia via Kenya by Joan Urquhart, registered in Rhodesia on 31st January 1963. Used by her for many years, she took the car to Cape Town around 1983. The car was known as 'Pussy Galore'. Acquired in the 2000s by Craig Thom, from someone who had done some work on the body. Craig found peanut shells in all sorts of places in the car.


Model P1800
Chassis No. 5110
Engine No. 5273 - Engine type 496800 B18
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2-door
Colours
           
Registration Numbers RSC-7955/SRH, 298-879-S/RHO, CA-351-684/SAF, P-1800-WP/SAF
References Craig Thom
 
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Make Volvo
History          
Year
Ex Eddie Lanca of Kariba. Sold around 2012/13 to a collector in Harare.
Model P1800
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Red
           
Registration Numbers 125-701-F/RHO
References
 
P1800

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year
Ex Eddie Lanca of Kariba. Sold around 2012/13 to a collector in Harare.
Model P1800
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours White
           
Registration Numbers 101-233-K?/RHO
References
 
P1800

 

Make Volvo
History          
Year 1969
Possibly an ex Rhodesian car, said to have been raced or at least owned by John Love in Bulawayo. There was a Volvo 122S raced in the late 1960s sponsored by Arnold Chatz. Owned by a Professor in Port Elizabeth before 1990, then Peter Fulton in Port Elizabeth 1990-2005, a Mr. Van Niekerk in Graaff Reinet 2005-2006, Craig Thom in Cape Town 2007-2010, Daniel Stevens in Bryanston 2010-2012 and currently by Brian Smal in Primrose Hill Johannesburg. Sold through Sedgefield Classic Cars in 2005 and 2006.
Model 122S
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers CB-70706/SAF, BSS-730-EC/SAF, CX-1001/SAF, BM79CLGP/SAF
References Brian Smal
 
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