Hopkirk's Le Mans car up for grabs


A Healey prototype that Coys tells us was raced by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges at Le Mans in 1966 will be on offer with an estimate of £180-220,000 at the auction house's next sale on 27 April.

Built by Donald Healey in ’65, the car also raced at Sebring in ’66 with Paul Hawkins and Timo Makinen behind the wheel. Having been exported to the US, the racer participated in the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours driven by Bill Harris.

Raced at the Le Mans Classic and Goodwood’s Revival in 2010, the car still has its original four-speed gearbox and is FIA compliant.


Add your comment

  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img>
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

You must be logged in to comment
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.