[Healeys] The Queen's Coronation

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 00:09:49 MDT 2022

All -

#793, built November 1953, was painted this color and will be at the
Conclave in PA after being restored back to factory spec.

Unfortunately due to continuing COVID travel restrictions in HK, I can’t be
there but if you find Micheal Salter he can show you all the weird quirks.

Now all she needs is to be up rated to a Le Mans 🙃… or not!



On Thu, 15 Sep 2022 at 10:55 AM, Henry G Leach via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> Now that we have lost the Queen, its time to reflect on her rein of
> England. Some articles are already popping up in the media, like the one
> below.  However, I would like to remind everyone of our special tribute to
> the Queen during her Coronation. The Austin-Healey 100 was in production
> and as a token to her newly garnered throne, BMC produced about 550 (620
> according to Bill Piggott) special AH100 cars painted in "Coronet Cream"
> The color lost popularity as time went on and many of the original cars
> ended up painted red.
> The first Coronet cream car was #140272, body 121, built in August 1953.
> I have found 85 cars painted this color in my Registry records-where are
> the rest? One of the Healey list folks, Joe Costa who was true to the Queen
> and his Healey, restored his car in CC. Hank
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Saying Britain’s Royal Family has a love of cars would be a bit of an
> understatement, with an eclectic car collection
> <https://www.hotcars.com/25-rare-classic-cars-owned-by-queen-elizabeth-ii/?utm_source=syndication> that
> included cars from Daimler, to Vauxhall, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, *Jaguar*
> <https://www.hotcars.com/tag/jaguar/?utm_source=syndication> and *Bentley
> <https://www.hotcars.com/tag/bentley/?utm_source=syndication>*. However, the
> late Queen Elizabeth II herself stands out for being a royal auto enthusiast
> <https://www.hotcars.com/remembering-queen-elizabeth-ii-car-collection-true-gear-head/?utm_source=syndication> who
> liked to drive herself around, even if she never had a driver’s license!
> Heck, she even liked getting her hands dirty, having been trained as a
> mechanic in the Second World War
> <https://www.insider.com/photos-queen-elizabeth-mechanic-world-war-ii-2020-4?utm_source=syndication>
> .
> <https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/remembering-the-times-car-makers-built-special-models-for-queen-elizabeth-ii/ar-AA11N1Z3?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=f76f1a5b60594eda847b8e2227149557&fullscreen=true#image=1>[image:
> Remembering The Times Car Makers Built Special Models For Queen Elizabeth
> II]
> <https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/remembering-the-times-car-makers-built-special-models-for-queen-elizabeth-ii/ar-AA11N1Z3?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=f76f1a5b60594eda847b8e2227149557&fullscreen=true#image=1>
> Remembering The Times Car Makers Built Special Models For Queen Elizabeth
> II© Provided by HotCars
> Knowing that, it makes sense that car manufacturers have placed such high
> importance on the royal patronage
> <https://www.hotcars.com/prince-philip-helped-design-his-funerals-land-rover-hearse/?utm_source=syndication>.
> While the Queen’s personal favourite brand is said to be Land Rover
> <https://www.hotcars.com/land-rover-defender-1990-110/?utm_source=syndication> (having
> owned over 30), that hasn’t stopped Britain’s finest from preparing cars
> for her, and in her tribute.
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