[Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction
bspidell at comcast.net
Wed Oct 17 13:22:38 MDT 2018
I'm getting the feeling that an MGB 100M would absolutely KILL IT at
Barrett-Jackson (especially if it had triple Webers and diamond tuck
On 10/17/2018 4:34 AM, BJ8Healeys wrote:
> Earl, as to the official nomenclature for the color of the Metallic
> Golden Beige cars: I have copies of certificates for 89 of them.
> Eighty-seven give the color name as "Metallic Golden Beige". One
> gives it as "Golden Beige", and one (yours) gives it as "Beige" with
> the notation after that "Probably Golden Beige Metallic".
> My conclusion would be that the official name as documented in the
> majority of cases is "Metallic Golden Beige", with Golden Beige
> Metallic being not recorded in the build records but as "Beige" was
> interpreted by the BMIHT staffer who produced your certificate.
> The Metallic Golden Beige Registry does still exist with John
> Heffron. It is not an officially-recognized AHCA registry and
> therefore not listed in Healey Marque magazine. I believe John
> documents only cars for which the owner has contributed information to
> him. The BJ8 Registry goal is to document ALL BJ8s whether or not any
> owner can be identified. To accomplish this goal, I have had
> invaluable help from a friend in England who has researched for me in
> the BMIHT archives for more than 15 years. The BJ8 Registry has ALL
> of the 553 original Metallic Golden Beige cars included, so any cars
> John has in his register are incorporated in the BJ8s. I do not know
> if John tries to record any details beyond the VIN, as does the BJ8
> Steve Byers
> BJ8 Registry
> AHCA Delegate at Large
> Havelock, NC
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