[Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Thu Oct 18 07:03:47 MDT 2018

The photo Simon showed is of the TOP of the shock tower.  In addition to the complete VIN stamped on the OUTSIDE of the shock tower on BJ8s, they also have the number on the top, as apparently other 3000s also have.  The number on top cannot be related to a VIN now, if it ever could be.  I believe (with no proof) the number on top was stamped during manufacture of the frame, and probably was a tracking number used to account for the frames against a purchase order for a quantity of them.


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC  



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Randall Hicks
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:32 PM
To: simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Cc: Healey List; i erbs
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction


Simon, is this a chassis number, body number or ????


Space for stamping looks too small for 6 digit chassis number.



On Oct 17, 2018, at 4:51 AM, simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com wrote:


That’s wrong. My MkII BT7 certainly does. Can’t remember about the Mk Is etc.

Bill Bolton, Mr Tricarb himself, was always very keen to get those numbers for his archive.

The numbers are fairly hard to access unless the front end is pretty much stripped down. 

See attached. Not mine. Can’t remember whose….maybe Bill sent it to me to show where to look.

He pointed out that they can get virtually lost under a few coats of paint.



From: Healeys < <mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of i erbs
Sent: 16 October 2018 18:31
To: Charlie Baldwin < <mailto:mgcharlie at comcast.net> mgcharlie at comcast.net>
Cc: Ahealey help < <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net> healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction


BT7 3000s did not have the # stamped on the shock towers.

Ira Erbs


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