[Healeys] follow up on emails of buyers

Derek Job derek.c.job at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 05:15:15 MST 2015

Joe Cox sold his car to the Healey Museum last year.


On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 1:20 AM, BJ8Healeys <sbyers at ec.rr.com> wrote:

> Graeme, I had the following exchange earlier this evening with another
> lister:
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Larry, there is some confusion in my mind about the identities of the three
> 4000s that were built (it's a little-known fact that I am also the
> Registrar
> for the 4000s (winking smiley face inserted here on the original).
> One of the cars (a white one, VIN 624W1628) was purchased by Allan Casavant
> of Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005 from Arthur Henry Carter of Norfolk,
> England who had owned the car since 1978.  Mr. Casavant displayed the car
> at
> the 2005 AHCA Conclave in Winston-Salem, NC and he also drove it on the
> annual mountain tour sponsored by the Carolinas AHC in August 2006.  I saw
> the car at both events.  Mr. Casavant was the "sugar daddy" of the proposed
> A-H museum to be established at the Virginia International Raceway, but he
> had the misfortune to go through a nasty divorce and ended up having to
> sell
> off his 4000 (and a Silverstone, and probably a lot of other stuff I don't
> know about).  That's how the Healey museum ended up in The Netherlands
> rather than in Virginia.  The car was offered for sale, and then I lost
> track of it until I saw the video by The Healey Factory.
> Is it the same car?  Well, both are white and have the UK (style)
> registration number PWD 663F.  That was the license plate on the car when I
> saw it, and the car in the video has the same plate.
> Of the other two, VIN 460W1001 (UK registration TNX 65G, a green car) was
> owned by Peter Cox of Gloucestershire and at last report was owned by his
> son Joe, also of Gloucestershire.  The third, VIN ADO/1002 or ADO24/1002
> (was white, now red, or maybe now white) is the car owned by Peter Rowland.
> Previously owned by John Gray, England (offered for sale in the AHCA
> magazine Chatter, February 1994), previously owned by Steve Pike, Australia
> (1974 - ?), and before that by Frank Allenby, England (Healey Highlights,
> December 1975).
> It's very possible that the car at The Healey Factory is different from the
> one that was owned by Allan Casavant.  But then, why do they both have the
> same UK registration number?
> If you can shed any light to correct the histories or any of the other
> data,
> I would very much like to have it.
> Thanks,
> Steve
> Hi Steve, are you sure about your information on the 4000? I have coffee at
> the Healey Factory every Saturday morning, and the only 4000 I know of
> being
> there is now fully restored and owned by Peter Rowland, Rob Rowlands
> brother. That car has been in Australia for a very long time.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graeme Molony [mailto:molony at dodo.com.au]
> Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:51 PM
> To: Max Byers; 'healeys'
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] follow up on emails of buyers
> Steve
> Not sure where you got your information from regarding the Rolls Healey
> 4000
> being imported from North Carolina into Australia as to my knowledge there
> were only 3 ever constructed with 2 still in England and one here in
> Australia
> Unless another one has been imported recently the car restored by The
> Healey
> Factory for the owners brother back in 2011/12 was originally imported into
> Australia by Steve Pike of Marsh Classic Restorations in 1974 from the
> United Kingdom and has had only two subsequent owners including Peter
> Rowland. Details of this car and its recent restoration appear in an
> article
> in my local clubs magazine 'Hundreds and Thousands' in July 2012
> You will all know Steve from his Streamliner project car and his
> appearances
> at Bonneville and more recently for his restoration of one of the original
> 100S - NOJ 393 which to my knowledge is still the most expensive Healey
> ever
> sold.
> While there have been a large number of BJ8's imported into Australia over
> the past few years ( We still have only approx. 300  hundred including my
> car according to Patrick Quinn's records ) and only 8 were originally
> imported this has now come to a grinding halt due to the devaluation of the
> Australian $ which is only equivalent to about $0.75 US
> In fact the worm has turned as a few days ago I was in at the Healey
> Factory
> and they were converting a BN2 with some 100M add-ons  back to left hand
> drive for re export to a buyer in the USA. Go figure that
> Cheers
> Graeme  Molony
> ( BJ8  29 yrs )
> Mt. Martha
> Aust.
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