Ex-Betty Haigh Healey and Peter Noone Dino coming up for sale


A rare, hand-built pre-production Austin-Healey said to be the oldest first-right-hand example in existence is coming up for auction.

The 16th of 20 pre-production Healey 100s built at the Cape Works, it was delivered new to the great Betty Haig in 1953 who competed in it over two seasons.

The Healey will be sold at Coys' True Greats sale in London on 3 December and has an estimate of £100-130,000.

The auction will also feature a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT once owned by Herman's Hermits singer Peter Noone.

Noone ran the car, which has only 25,000 miles from new, until 1983 and it is estimated at £130,000 to £165,000.



That looks like a very nice Healey, and the provenance (if accurate) is pretty darn cool. But for THIS pristine BJ-8 owner, I'd prefer a BN2 or (most of all) a 100s. It's ironic that the builders of the new Alfa 4C are bragging about its light weight ... while a vintage Healey like this weighs about the same, even with its iron frame and engine. Maybe those great old Brit engineers of yore really knew what they were doing. Ya think????
All Healeys are wonderful ... and SO much fun to drive.
Tally ho!

Jared Hoke

Marine on St Croix MN USA

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