[Healeys] New member with AH100-4 BN2..

Quinn, Patrick Patrick.Quinn at det.nsw.edu.au
Wed Dec 19 17:46:40 MST 2007

G'day Tadek

Greetings from Sydney, Australia and welcome.

While we laud the capacity of the Jensen Brothers to assemble the
Austin-Healey we sometimes forget how disappointed Volvo was with the
British company during the assembly of the early P1800. So disappointed
with the finish quality that Volvo cancelled the contract and continued
construction in Sweden.

It has always made me think that perhaps BMC quality control was of a
lower standard than Volvo.

Hoo Roo


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Sent: Thursday, 20 December 2007 9:57 AM
To: Tadeusz Malkiewicz
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] New member with AH100-4 BN2..

Quoting Tadeusz Malkiewicz <tadeusz.malkiewicz at plusnet.pl>:

> Hello Tadeusz
There is a common thread between Healeys and Volvo.
Did you know that the Jensen car company completely assembled the Austin

Healeys except for fitting the motor,gearbox and diff. They were
delivered with
soft top and side screens, two high on the back of trucks to the MG
line for final installation.
In the early days of the Volvo P.1800 coupe these were assembled by
Jensen also.
So you have two cars made by the same people supplied with parts from
different parent companies.
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