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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1925
4 cylinder sleeve valve, with the Lancaster balancer on the crank shaft, to stop any vibration. Owned by Skatie Fourie of Bulawayo, a founder member of the Matabeleland Vintage Car Club.
Model Knight
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours              
Registration Numbers   References Skatie Fourie
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1927
Original body scrapped. Owned by a Mr. Townsend of Umvukwes who used the car as his sole transport on his farm till 1947. Acquired by H.H. Watson in June 1960, later owned by C.O. Craxford then Ian Grant-McKenzie, Bulawayo. Possibly taken to South Africa. The VCC 1970 members list shows Ian with a 1929 Willys, possibly this car with incorrect year? 
Model Knight
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 25365
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-333/SRH, 73-450-L/RHO
References VCC70
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year
Owned by Vernon Wright since at least the early 1980s. Restoration conmpleted around 2016.
Model Knight
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours White with black roof
           
Registration Numbers ADX-7424/ZIM
References Photo Mark Addenbrooke
 
Willys
 

Make Willys History          
Year 1927
Owned and restored by E.R. Scott of Umtali around 1972, possibly still in Mutare.
Model Whippet
Chassis No. 96-44198
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Cream with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers U-20/SRH, 118-145-S/RHO
References
 
1927 Whippet

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1929
Belonged to a Mr. Terbrugge during WWII. Owned by Peter Bartlett of Bulawayo in 1965, when found the car had been converted into a truck, was owned by a Bantu co-op, and had been lying in Bembezi for 10 years.
Model Knight Model 56
Chassis No. 56-56170
Engine No. 56243A
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers B-8331/SRH
References Cutting date unknown; 1965 AVRR
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1929
Bought by John Revill in Kenya in 1965, imported into Rhodesia in 1970, restored around 1973.
Model Knight
Chassis No. 66-B 47359
Engine No. 50052
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-9706/KEN
References
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1929
Owned by S. Van Tonder, Zimbabwe in 1983
Model Knight
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers 298-198-C/RHO
References
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1930
Originally purchased by Mr. J. Davies, an undertaker in Umtali, to be used as a hearse. Sold by him after 5000 miles, to a Mr. Chalmers of Featherstone. When Mr. Chalmers died in 1968 his widow sold the vehicle to Tony Roe, now with 9000 miles. The hearse body had been removed by the undertakers and replaced with a flat truck bed, which was rotten by the time Tony acquired it. Restored with a camper type body, taken to the UK by Tony in the 1980s, where it was sold.
Model
Chassis No. 14798
Engine No. C101*15147
Coachbuilder  
Body Style  
Colours Maroon?
           
Registration Numbers U-86/SRH
References
 
 

 

Make Willys History          
Year 1947
Owned by B. Deacon in Gwanda in 1987.
Model CJ 2 A
Chassis No. 18196
Engine No. 8874
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Body no. 125751
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 249-336-R/ZIM
References
 
Willys Jeep

 

Make Willys History          
Year c1952
Owned by Alan Napier, later sold and went through various owners before being acquired by Robin Hurst, who then sold the vehicle to Anith Suvarna of Masvingo. Believed to have been taken to India.
Model Overland
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Station wagon
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
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