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Nash Healey Competition Cars

I am publishing this post in celebration of Warren Kennedy (Classic Restorations, Milton Keynes) completing the restoration of his Nash Healey X5 car in June 2020. Introduction When people think about the Donald Healey Motor Company’s many successes in car racing, rallying and record breaking, it is likely that the ‘Big’ Austin Healey (100/4. 100/6 and 3000s), the Sprite and …

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The Jensen GT, Jensen’s Last Hope

I am on the mailing list of the Jensen Museum and in early 2019 I received an article featuring the Jensen GT. This model was a sports hatch version of the Jensen – Healey. The article describes why and how it was conceived, in particular, why the Healey name was dropped and the repercussions of that decision. As I was …

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Sir Stirling Moss – a Healey Friend

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Sir Stirling Moss, Britain’s foremost racing car driver (I don’t think that Messrs. Hamilton, Mansell, Stewart, Hill et al, would mind me saying that) he was revered and respected by all. He died of natural causes, nothing to do with coronavirus, after quite a long illness. He would …

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Amelia Island 2020 etc.

I am sure that I don’t have to tell you that Coronavirus is taking its toll on the Classic Car world with event after event having to be cancelled. Of course, this is a relatively small price to pay if it means that the dreadful disease can be conquered and the number of deaths kept to a minimum. I am …

Scuderia Serenissima

This post was inspired by the following photographs which were recently submitted, by “Joerg”, to the Jensen Owners Club Forum. Other contributors identified the car as a Serenissima 308 Jet. Further research identified it as a 1965 Serenissima Jet 308V Competizione. By the way, Joerg, who lives in Germany, owns the iconic Jensen ‘White Lady’ car (shown at the bottom …

Peel Coachworks Kingston-upon-Thames 1950s – 60s

In January I received a telephone call from Neil Bacon of Oakshair Salon, Hythe, Kent, informing me of a very rare car he had discovered. Neil, a long time Austin Healey 100 devotee, first contacted this website in 2019 to tell me that he believed that he owned an AH100 that had once belonged to Sir Sidney and Lady Greta …

Braithwaites Garage Classic Car Collection

In May 2019 we spent a very enjoyable week in Cumbria (North Lakes). While there I searched the internet to see what was happening on the Classic Car Scene in the area and discovered this gem – Braithwaites Garage – Classic Car Collection – While we were out and about in the Penrith area I took the opportunity to drop …

Scottsdale’s Car Auctions 2020

In September 2017 I was scanning the Jensen Owners Club forum and saw a post from ‘Rocky USA’. What caught my attention was a number of well executed photographs of an Austin Healey 100 in ‘M’ guise and a white Mk.I Austin Healey Sprite. At the time I was writing and publishing, “online”, the Warwick Healey Motor Company Archive Bulletin, …

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Silverstone Auctions – 2019 Sales Summary

This report was received in the info@carsceneinternational.com ‘inbox’ and as I started to read the individual descriptions of the cars Silverstone Auctions had sold in 2019 I thought “Many of our subscribers would like to read these very full write-ups”. So I am sharing them with you here. Click at the top of each box to reveal the story of each …