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Healey Westland, Elliott, Silverstone and Tickford: books

A book on the Healey Westland, Elliott, Silverstone or Tickford? Here are books on the history and technology of Healey sports cars.

Healey - The Men and the Machines

Born at the end of the 19th century, Donald Healey made a major impact on motoring, motor sport and the motor industry. In the 1920s and 1930s he became a national hero for his successes in motor rallies, taking numerous prizes in European rallies and even winning the Monte Carlo rally in 1932 in a 41/2 Litre Invicta.
In that same decade he was lured to Triumph, for whom he designed a successful and nicely styled new range of models as well as the wonderful but ill-fated 8-cylinder supercharged Dolomite.

After the Second World War he brought his lifetime ambition to fruition by launching the Healey motor car, starting with the Westland Tourer and the Elliot Saloon, which were the fastest road cars of their time, followed by the Tickford saloon and the stark Silverstone roadster.

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But he didn't stop there: his next coup was the Healey 100, a prototype of which the boss of Austin saw on the Healey stand at Earls Court and immediately pounced on, making a deal with Healey that would result in the Austin-Healey 100, manufactured and sold by Austin. The rest is history, with the immortal 100 developed into the 100/6 and the 3000, and alongside them the perky Austin-Healey Sprite.

This book is a comprehensive history of the life and work of Donald Healey, in business, in dealings with customers and colleagues, as a competitor in motor sport, and as a car designer and manufacturer, written by an American devotee of British sports cars whose indefatigable research has turned up many new stories and countless previously unseen photographs, all with the collaboration of the Healey family.

Author:Mr. John Nikas
Specs:256 pages, 28 x 22 x 2.2 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781906133825
Book: Healey - The Men and the Machines

Healey - The Men and the Machines

Language: English

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Works Healeys In Detail - Healey, Nash-Healey and Austin-Healey works competition entrants, car by car

Donald Healey began rallying in the 1920s and soon won fame for his exploits on European rallies. Already a successful businessman, his dream was to become a car manufacturer himself, particularly a manufacturer of high-performance cars, and in 1946 he launched the first two models, the Westland roadster and the Elliott saloon, from his small factory in Warwick.

The Elliott was the fastest saloon car of its day, proving capable of over 110mph, and by 1947 was enjoying a rallying career. These models were followed by the stark Silverstone and the elegant Tickford saloon, the Nash-Healey and then the famous 100, which was rapidly adopted by Austin to become the first in the Austin-Healey line that developed into the 100/6 and the 3000, with the perky Sprite joining along the way.

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This book tells of the story of Donald Healey's cars in the world of rallying, racing and record attempts from the the late 1940s through to the last racing Austin-Healey Sprite in 1967.
In between he produced competiton versions of the Austin-Healey 100 and 100S, the 100/6 and the gloriously successful 3000, a brutal and wayward machine that won countless international rallies in the 1960s in the hands of great drivers like Pat Moss, Timo Makinen, Rauno Aaltonen and Paddy Hopkirk, to name but a few.

The author describes the career of each of the works cars individually - entries, drivers and results, with nearly all cars illustrated. In addition there is detailed colour photography of some important surviving examples.

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Author:Graham Robson
Specs:176 pages, 25.5 x 25.5 cm / 10 x 10 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs's
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781906133795
Book: Works Healeys In Detail - Healey, Nash-Healey and Austin-Healey works competition entrants, car by car

Works Healeys In Detail - Healey, Nash-Healey and Austin-Healey works competition entrants, car by car

Language: English

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The Big Healeys

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Last update:20-05-2024