I have H-BT7-L112 sitting in my garage having restored it in 2000 after
sitting for nearly 40 years in an Arizona junk yard. The licence tag showed
1961. It had obviously been used in competition. The tyres were very large
(6.95x15) and the O/D gearbox had been replaced with a non O/D gearbox.
It was built from 11 - 19 March 1959 and despatched on 13 April to USA.
It is now used for competition again and competes in Historic Racing and
Tarmac Rallies eg Targa Tasmania and Classic Adelaide.
They're great cars.
cheers from west oz
Subject: Re: [Healeys] HBN7L 605
> Must be old home week for these cars. We currently have H-BN7-L447 in
> our shop. It was built 25 March 1959 and shipped to L.A. It was bought
> of El Paso a year ago after being in dry storage for almost 40 years. It
> quite original, with only 14000 miles showing, and no reason to suspect
> it is not correct. It still has the Dunlop Roadspeeds on it and the spare
> has never been used. It has several carryovers from the 100/6, like
> reflector covers, choke under dash, no 3000 script on trunk lid and 100/6
> badge on grill. The panel fit is great, there is no rust and the interior
> is just nicely patinated (sic). We are going through the mechanicals and
> putting it back into service as is. It is a real pleasure and novelty to
> put a screwdriver in a screw and put a wrench on a nut and have them undo
> without heat or penetrating oil.
> Check out our web site www.autofarm.net
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