Zambia re-plating

December 14, 2012

This Bentley S1 picture has been sent to us by  non-member Wayne Kennerley, an avid student of old cars in Southern Africa.

1950s Ndola District re-made in current style.

EU 1850 – 1950s Lusaka District re-made in current  Zambian style.

We see an example of  the original Northern Rhodesia series which ran from the inception of registrations there in the 1920’s, up to 1963.      This 6-cylinder Bentley S1 model was built from 1955-59 so if brought to Rhodesia new, this S1 would have received it’s EU  (Lusaka/Mumbwa) 1850 plates  in the original British style – but this car has replaced its plates in the format of the new 2000 > Zambia system of black on reflective white, pressed alloy.

Contemporary Lusaka motor-sportsmen with their Triumph TR4s on EA (Lusaka) plates.

Early 1960s Lusaka motor-sportsmen with their Triumph TR4s on (almost consecutive) EA (Lusaka & Mumbwa) plates, in the original design.

Thanks, Wayne.     Rare pictures.

** Any interesting Zambian items available from  RPW members??

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