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Bobby van der Merwe keeps Zambia’s motoring history in his backyard

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka
‘DO YOU know how many people want to buy this car? There are stacks of them. I won’t sell this,” says Bobby van der Merwe.
He is standing next to a 1960 Chevrolet Kingswood estate station wagon.
And it is not just any other Chevy, but it is the one that belonged to Dr Kenneth Kaunda before he became president. And it is one of only 4,000 that rolled off the production line back then.
She is a heavy-looking nine-sitter old mama, with the back seat facing backwards. Wonder who else might have sat in there.
“It’s hard to believe this is where Zambia has come from CLICK TO READ MORE


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