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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

The aim of this website is to share my research into classic, collectors, vintage cars and motorcycles that have been owned in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), I have also included cars owned in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). I was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, hence my interest in the cars in this part of the world. Any car names that are not underlined. do not have a link on them, but they will do so as soon as I have added the relevant information. Thank you for your patience in this regard. - Please note you may need to refresh the page to view new entries, by pressing F5.

Although I have used the term Classic in the site name, this site covers Vintage, Veteran, Post-Vintage, Post-War and many other categories of cars. This information has been accumulated as a side line to my main research into Rolls-Royce and Bentley owned in Africa. As my main research is being prepared for publication, I will only be adding minimal info on Rolls-Royce and Bentley from Feb/Mar 2014.

You can check out the great variety of cars I have here on my website, although I have currently refrained from featuring Rolls Royce and Bentley models, many other popular vintage car manufacturers and models are included. You might even find information about a classic Ford Bronco with an avid collector from Rhodesia featured here, all you need to do is be patient enough to look through the extensive pages of my website.

Vehicles are listed alphabetically by make (see sections A-G, H-M. N-T, U-Z). Additionally there is a section for motor racing, which was started thanks to Mrs. Morag McDonald Tritt who passed on her wonderful photograph collection. There are also sections for Rhodesian Car Club badges / trophies still under construction and early photographs of motoring in Rhodesia. I have also recently started a section on cars in other African countries.

Special thanks to Brian Goodall, Peter Huson, Nick Wood, Viv Westbury for their invaluable information and photographs that have made this website possible and thanks to everyone else who has supplied information and photographs.

If anyone has any photographs or information on any cars / badges, I look forward to hearing from you via the webmaster email address below.

I would also be interested in hearing about classic cars in any other African countries, especially Kenya as I plan on doing a similar sites for other African countries at some stage.

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A number of photographs used on this website are from unknown sources, if you feel an image used may be one of your own please contact the webmaster below.


Interesting Sites

Vauxhall Register


ADDED: AC, Daimler, 'Gary Critcher' under Motor Racing; 1986 FIVA World Rally, 1963 National Veteran Car rally (see under "Other African Cars), Tanganyika under 'Other Countries',
UPDATED: AC, Ecosse, Ferrari, Kenya G-M, Kenya N-Z, Lagonda, Lotus, McLaren, Ridgeback m/c, Schacht, Triumph

ADDED: 1968 International Rally under 'Other African Cars', Saxon under 'Other African Cars', Old Photos B - Noik under 'Other African Cars'; Lagonda under 'Other African Cars'
UPDATED: E-Type, Cadillac, Royal Enfield, Stock Cars & Speedway

UPDATED : Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Bentley, BMW, Brough M/C, Bugatti, Cars of Govt. Officials, Chevrolet 1941 Onwards, Club Badges,
Delin, Dodge, Gladiator, Humber, Jagaur, Kenya A-C, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan, Morris, Oldsmobile, Ridgeback, Studebaker, Velocette, Wolseley
ADDED: BMW Assembled in Rhodesia; South Africa - Alfa Romeo

July / Aug 2018
UPDATED: Club Badges, Durant, Ford UK 1941-Onwards, Riley

Dec 2017
UPDATED: Austin, BSA, De Dion, Ford A 1927-29, Ford A 1930-32, Ford T 1917-27, Lagonda, Malawi, MG; MG T-Types, Morris, Ridgeback m/c, Reo, Rolls-Royce, VW
ADDED: Motor Racing - John Gasston

May 2017
ADDED: Holden, Motor Racing pics Mervyn Lampe, History of the Vintage Car Club of Matabeleland
UPDATED: Alvis, Aston-Martin, Jaguar XK, Lamborghini, Lancia, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini,
Motorama Car Show 1979

February 2017
ADDED: Dallara, Fairy m/c, Rhodbug, Wheatcroft
UPDATED: Alvis, Austin, BMW, BMW mc, Buick, Chevrolet 1911-1940, Chevrolet 1941 Onwards, Citroen, Daimler, Dodge, Ford Model A 1930-32, Ford USA 1941 Onwards, Graham (South Africa), Harley Davidson mc, Indian mc, Jaguar, MG, Mini, Morris, Pontiac, Railton, Riley, Rolls-Royce, Scott, Terraplane, Triumph, VW, Vauxhall, Wolseley.

October 2016
ADDED: Berkeley, Brough, GSM, International, Motor Racing - Richard Tudor-Owen
UPDATED: Buick, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet 1941_Onwards, Chevrolet 1911-41, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Jaguar, Maserati, Morris, Motor Racing - Peter Huson, Peugeot, Studebaker

June 2016
ADDED: Delin, Georgia Hoffman Photographs and Racing Programmes under Motor Racing,
UPDATED: Austin, Cadillac, Chevrolet 1941_onwards, Corvette, Erskine, Ford A 1930-1932, Hudson, Hupmobile, Jaguar, Lotus, Morris,  Motorama Car Show, Old Photos, Packard, Renault, Schacht

May 2016
ADDED: Pics Mike Taylor under Motor Racing

March 2016
UPDATED: Armstrong-Siddeley, Chevrolet 1941 Onwards, Jaguar XK, Motor Racing (Mike Wesson Photographs), Norton, Old Photos, Rover

February 2016
ADDED: Alldays & Onions, GSM, MG T Types, Vespa, Vulcan
UPDATED: Austin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Bradbury m/c, Cars of Government Officials, Chevrolet 1911-1940, Chevrolet 1941 Onwards, Citroen, Ford A 1927-1929, Ford A 1930-1932, Ford T 1917-1927, Ford USA 1941 Onwards, Goggomobile, Hudson, Jaguar E Type, Jensen, Mercedes Benz, Morris, Land Rover, MG, Old Photos, Ridgeback m/c, Riley, Triumph, Trojan

January 2016
ADDED: Jaguar D-Type, Ridgeback m/c
UPDATED: Austin-Healey, Chevrolet 1941 Onwards, Ford A 1927-1929, Ford USA 1941 onwards, Jaguar, Jaguar E-Type, Jensen, Matchless m/c, MG, Nash, Pontiac, Riley

December 2015
ADDED: Mazcort, Page for Chevrolet Corvette
UPDATED: Alvis, Brocklebanl, Chevron, Davy, ERA, Hudson, Kenya A-C, LDS, Mercedes, MG, Pontiac, Pygmee, Renault, Volvo

September 2015
ADDED: Graham-Paige
UPDATED: AC, Alvis, Chevrolet 1941 onwards, Chevrolet 1911-1940, Ford UK 1941 Onwards, Lotus, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Moris, Sunbeam, VW,

June 2015
UPDATED: Alfa Romeo, Armstrong-Siddeley, Aston-Martin, Austin, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet 1941 onwards, DKW, Fiat, Ford USA 1932-40, Ford USA 1941 onwards, Honda, Jaguar, Maserati, Mercury, MG, Pontiac, Sunbeam, Triumph, Volvo, VW.

Feb 2015
UPDATED: Ford USA 1941 onwards,  Ford UK 1941 onwards, Motorama

Jan 2015
UPDATED: Austin, Chrysler 1941 onwards, Dodge, Ecosse, Ford USA 1941 onwards, Jaguar, La Salle, NSU, Oldsmobile, Peugeot, Pontiac, Rambler, Reo, Riley, Rover, Rugby, Plymouth, Standard, Studebaker, Sunbeam, Toyota, Wolseley
ADDED : Davey, Elfin, Imperial, LSR, Nimbus m/c, Postcards,  Pygmee, VPW

Dec 2014
Armstrong-Siddeley, Austin, Bentley, BMW, BMW m/c, Cadillac, Cars of Government Officials, Chevrolet 1941 onwards, Chrysler, CZ m/c, Datsun, ERA, Fiat, Ford A 1927-29, Ford USA 1941 onwards, Ford UK 1941 onwards, Hudson, Isuzu, Jeep, Jensen, Land-Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MG, Mini, Morgan, Morris, Officials Cars, Porsche, Star, Studebaker, Triumph, VW.
ADDED: Henderson M/C, Lynx, Daihatsu, Cooper

UPDATED: Austin, BMW, Bristol,. Ford A 1927-29, Ford A 1930-32, Jaguar E-Type, MG, Renault, Riley
ADDED: Graham under South Africa, Cars of Government Officials,

June / July / Aug 2014
UPDATED : Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Bentley, BMW, BSA m/c, Chevrolet, Chevron, De Dion, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford Model A 1-27-29, Ford UK 1941_, Ford USA 1932-40, Ford USA 1941-, Hudson, Jaguar, Lagonda, Lola, Lotus, Lyle, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, MG, Morris, Opel, Palliser, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker, Triumph, Wolseley.
ADDED : Roger Bull photographs, Geoff Frizzel photographs (under Motor Racing), Stock Cars & Speedway under Motor Racing, Morgan, South Africa under other African Cars, Donnybrook Section, Reynard, Renaissance, Classic Cars at Donnybrook 2014, Vanden Plas, Standard, Ecosse, Gladiator

February 2014
UPDATED : Jaguar E-Type, MG, Ford Model A, Humber, Lagonda, Jaguar XK, BSA, Wolseley, Ford US 1941, Rambler, Chevrolet, Studebaker, BMW m/c, Franklin, Merryweather, Pontiac, Matchless, Ford Model T, Mini, Alfa-Romeo, Mercedes, Austin.
ADDED : Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bimota, NSU, Henry Kinnear.

Sept / Oct 2013
UPDATED: Rod Wells Motor Racing page.
ADDED: Peter Burgess photos under Motor Racing, more photos to Motorama Show page, Jowett, new car to Jaguar, Citroen, photo to Austin-Healey,

May 2013
UPDATED: Volvo, Ford Model A 1930, Chrylser, Oldsmobile.
ADDED: Motorama Car Show Bulawayo 1979 (see under 'C' - Car Shows)

Feb 2013
UPDATED: Riley, Merryweather, Nash, Cadillac, Jaguar, MG, Daimler, Cord, Auburn, Alvis, Austin, Armstrong-Siddeley, Chevrolet, Ford Model T, Wolseley, Rover, Volvo, Railton, old photos.
ADDED: Rod Wells photographs under motor racing

Jan 2013
UPDATED: Porsche, added first few cars to Kenya under Other African Cars

Dec 2012
UPDATED: Malawi, Jowett

Nov 2012
UPDATED: AC, Morris, Old Photos, Alfa Romeo.
ADDED: Harley Davidson

Oct 2012
UPDATED: Club Badges, Austin, Calcott, Lotus, Palliser, Lamborghini, Railton, MG, Jaguar XK, Mercedes, Datsun, Fiat.
ADDED: Peter Cox and Anthony Bayley photos under Motor Racing

June 2012
UPDATED: Aston-Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, Triumph

May 2012
UPDATED:  ERA, Renault, Ford Model A 1927-29, MG, Mercedes, Malcolm Shield Motor Racing Photographs, Morris, Calcott
ADDED: Link in left hand side for Commercial Vehicles
ADDED: Buckler, Aveling & Porter, Leyland, Fire Engines, Nyasaland / Malawi under 'Other African Countries', David Heaton under Motor Racing
MOVED: Tractors to Commercial Vehicles section

Feb 2012 
Added page for Club Badges, Lincoln
Photos to Wolseley, Porsche, Ford UK 1941-, Chevrolet, Ford USA 1941-, Ford Model A 1927-29; Ford A 1930-32, Daimler, Ford T 08-16, Ford USA 1932-40, Mercedes, Old Photos
Corrections to Buick, Chevrolet, Ford USA 1941-
Grahame Johnson Rally photos added under Motor Racing

Aug 2011
Added Motor Racing pics from Mike Short, updated Velocette, Motor Racing pics from Doug Brown and Robert Young

July 2011
Messerschmitt and Plymouth added
Updated BMW m/c, BSA m/c, Ferrari Jowett, Matchless m/c, Triumph m/c, VW, Buick

June 2011
Updated Jaguar, Porsche, Triumph - New photo to Porsche

May 2011
Updated Old Photos, Motor Racing, Ford A, Ford T, Ford UK 1941 onwards, VW, Citroen, DKW, Land Rover, Lotus, Austin

March 2011
Lister, LDS, Vincent added - Motor Racing layout amended, motor racing pics Dave Newnham, Doug Brown added,
Royal Enfield, Brabham, Riley, Citroen, Austin-Healey updated

February 2011
Ford and Chevrolet split into new sections
New info / photos added to Austin, Austin-Healey, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Cord, Cotton, Douglas m/c, Erskine, Humber, Fiat, Ford T, Ford A,  Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Morris, Nash, Panther, Peugeot, Porsche, Riley, Royal Enfield, Scott m/c, Triumph, Willys, Motor Racing p.4
New sections for Oldsmobile, Datsun, Volvo, Zenith, ERA

January 2011
Added sections for Mini, Tractors, DKW
New photos added to Fiat, BSA m/c, Hupmobile, Mercedes, Morris, Reo, Triumph, Wolseley, Cadillac, Durant, Terraplane, MG, Chevrolet, Ford other, Mercedes-Benz, Riley

November 2010
Collections section below 'C' added, new sections for Isuzu, Hudson and Toyota added.
New photos added to Jaguar, Ford other, Old Photos, Nash, Austin, Triumph m/c, Suneam, Fiat, Dodge, Stuebaker

30 Sept 2010
New pages added for Amphicar, Norton, VW, Matchless
Info / photographs added to Citroen, Vauxhall, New Hudson, Ford A, Ford Other, Austin, Bristol, Jaguar, Falcon-Knight, Auburn, Aston-Martin, Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolt, Alfa-Romeo, BSA (m/c & car), Essex, Overland, Morris, Wolseley, Triumph (m/c and car), Indian, Royal Enfield, Willys, BMW m/c

15 Sept 2010
AJS, BSA, Cotton, Douglas, Harley-Davidson, New Hudson, Royal Enfield, Scott

29 Aug 2010
UPDATED: AC, Ford Model A, Ford Model T, Merryweather, BSA M/C
, Star, Velocette M/C.
Bradbury M/C

27 Aug 2010
UPDATED: Lamborghini, Jaguar.


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