•2008 (Gouache) - Austin Healey 100 M (1955) - M "Modified" or "Le Mans" hood pierced "louvers" horizontal and maintained by a leather strap
Private collection (67 cm X 40 cm - 26.37 X 15.74)
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Donald Mitchell Healey created the Austin Healey - Full report Datch.f
Donald Mitchell Healey (3 July 1898 to 13 January 1988), Commander of the British Empire, was a rally driver, an automotive engineer and a speed record originally from Cornwall in England.
It was very early interested in mechanics, especially in aviation. During the First World War, he volunteered in military aviation
British and used in anti-zeppelin patrol where he earned his "wings" and became an instructor.
After the costs of an attack in flight, it is declared as war wounded and returned home. He takes classes automotive engineering
by mail. At the end of the war, he opened his garage Parranporth..
Donald Healey was first a rally driver and a pilot "factory" since Invicta entrusted him
cars to run: he won Invicta on the Monte Carlo Rally in 1931 ... more of this incredible story abou: "Datch.fr"
1953 – 1955 BN1 Austin-Healey 100 : made of sheet steel. Its four-cylinder 2663 cm3 and 90 hp is borrowed from Austin A 90 Atlantic.
1955 Austin-Healey 100S : Designed for active guests, 132 hp, cylinder head prepared in Weslake, SU carburettors larger caliber, a lightweight crankshaft and nitrided, with four Dunlop disc brakes, the car up to 200 km / h. recognizable by its oval grille, the first to abandon the traditional grid Healey kite.
1955 – 1956 BN2 Austin-Healey 100M : Limited edition, 110 hp, aluminum hood pierced with openings and secured with a leather strap, two-tone paint
1956 – 1957 BN2 Austin-Healey 100 : adoption of the rear axle of the Morris Minor and a gearbox with four reports.
1956 – 1957 BN4 Austin-Healey 100-6 : first six-cylinder model BMW C Series engine 2639 cm3 and 102 hp original Morris, 2 + 2 seats.
1957 – 1959 BN4 Austin-Healey 100-6 : Change to 1 3/4 "SU carburettors (2 + 2 places).
1958 – 1959 BN6 Austin-Healey 100-6 : six cylinders, 117ch. SU HD6 carburettors, 2 places
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