Austin Healey BN4 100/6 1958 with 3.8 Jaguar Engine
I have recently purchased the above car BRG and it is in near concours condition, currently updating to make it an everyday drivable car. Apparently it was build by and F1 team during the early to mid 1980's and has been in a private collection up to last year. Does anyone have any confirming information of its origins! Kind Regards Terry
It may not be the same car, but I recall reading 10 or 15 years ago about a big Healey which was fitted with an XK engine. At the time the car was metallic blue, and I seem to recall that it had been built by John Chatham and later modified by him when the then-owner lost a leg. Alas, I don't remember in which magazine I read about it, nor when...
Hi, thanks for the info, the car was completed early to mid 1980's and was British Racing Green, although it appears to be a Triumph colour! The registration number is RMR 879. The condition, although originally was done to a very high standard is still excellent, it also has a bonnet bulge had fabricated to clear the cam covers, all very professionally done.
Hi Terry - sounds interesting. Any chance of a picture?
Never seen this conversion, but of course there was - and still is - the Austin Healey Fright. A simple Frogeye with a 3.8 Jaguar engine which went like - well you know the saying. Look it up on Youtube.
The late racer John Britain of Arkley, near Barnet's kit for sad and dejected Spridgets with Noddy Car front and rear plastic sections
This one found its way to America and is fitted with a Chevy 283' small block engine= http://www.arkleyss.com/rowan.htm
Personally I reckon you could have as much fun in a 1275cc one-and say you advisorarily, as I would not get into one-
the big Healeys however with BMC or XK engine, would be a better fit, hereby. Personally alongside the AC Ace-Cobra the Healey 100S and six, plus any series 3000 would rate highest in my humble estimation, as best looking British Sportscars, but then others might well wish to disagree.