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Old 09-11-09, 10:11 PM
Geoff Dowdle Geoff Dowdle is offline
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Default Bristols in south africa

Winston,
its good to hear from a Bristol person in another part of the Southern
Hemisphere.

Eric Glasby of Glasby Motors , Bulawayo, Rhodesia was the Bristol & AC
agents for Southern Africa from about 1951 to 60.
The eldest son Ivan is living in Sydney Australia who I know quite well &
has given me this information some years ago ,
so some of the cars have moved around. This is a list of what was known to
the Glasby's (mostly imported by them )
5 Ace Bristols (1 to Australia, possibly 2 to UK)
1 Aceca Bristol
1 Greyhound (now with Ford 2.6)
3 Bristol 400
4 Bristol 401
1 Bristol 403
1 Bristol 404 (now I believe in Europe)
1 Bristol 405 Saloon
1 Bristol 408
1 Tojerio Bristol (now Jaguar powered)
2 Cooper Bristol front engined (one owned by Bruce Glasby, who still lives
in Zimbabwe)
1 Cooper Bristol rear engined (in Sydney with Ivan Glasby)

If you Google "Eric Glasby Bristol " you can find a little of his extensive
racing experiences in Bristol powered cars during that time

I hope this is of some interest
Geoff Dowdle/Sydney
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