[Healeys] I'm a Healey owner once again!!

Jim Lesher cleona44 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 21 05:09:55 MDT 2010


I know the Longbridge has found a good home, now there are at least 2 on


> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:14:45 +0200
> From: derek.c.job at gmail.com
> To: Healeys at autox.team.net
> Subject: [Healeys] I'm a Healey owner once again!!
> Hello listers
> My search for a Healey is now over. I have purchased a 1956 Longbridge
> 100-Six number 30524, a very early car that was originally a dealer
> demonstrator in the south of England.
> The car had a ground up total renovation between 1988 and 1990 including
> new chassis rails and outriggers and most body panels. At that time the
> perculiarities of the Longbridge 100-Sixs were not well known and many
> were not available. Consequently the car has been restored using interior
> and top parts for the later 100-Sixs.and 3000s.
> In addition I have now confirmed that a 3000 engine was fitted. Possibly
> from a BJ7 as the car has HS6 carbs when it would have been more logical to
> fit HD6s. It also has 72 spoke painted wires, spot lights, an oil cooler
> an aluminium bonnet which was ordered with the ridge in the centre. The
> interior parts from the early 100-Six that remain are the deep seat bases.
> I was looking for a red car to make into a rally replica but when I saw
> one it was just too good to pass up and I've gone full circle back to a
> Healey Blue over white car. The car was repainted in 2007 and is
> I found it on the west coast of Ireland and collected it last week. I was
> confident it was a very sorted example so decided to drive it to Cumbria in
> the north of England for my first 'run'. That was about 700 kms and it
> missed a beat. The drive was from County Claire across Ireland to Dublin
> where I took the ferry to Holyhead in Angelsey then drove along the north
> Wales coastline, which is a beautiful drive. From there is was about a
> further 260 kms to get to the Lake District in Cumbria. the weather was
> perfect and it was a fantastic way to be begin my re-introduction to Healey
> ownership.
> The car will stay garaged with family in Cumbria until it has been tested
> and registered as a UK car. I'll then have to plan the trip to Malta which
> should be interesting!
> I've posted a photo of the car on the homepage of my website at
> www.healeysix.net
> Happy Healying
> Derek
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