Donald would really like this: ’55 Austin-Healey 100-4
Donald Healey loved to go fast. He was clever and managed to create a decent and fast sports car from a humble parts bin that could be produced for not a ton of money. And when the occasion moved him, he would take that same sports car and turn it into a Bonneville Streamliner. We are partial to cars that are original or restored faithfully as the manufacturer intended. However, every so often, a wild special-purpose custom knocks our socks off. This Austin-Healey is one of those cars. Our feature car is a professionally built V-8 conversion using an original Healey chassis and body. It is not a fiberglass kit car we see so often on Craigslist. The original conversion took place in the 60s with a small block 283 Chevy. It was raced extensively – both drag and road, according to the seller. The body has been treated to some standard Hot Rod touches like glassing over body seams for a smoother look. The paint looks terrific from the photos. The engine is now a Corvette 350 built by a reputable San Francisco area speed shop. And Donald would be proud that his chassis design can cope with 370 hp. You can read the detailed listing for more technical details. The interior uses the Healey seat frame and much of the interior retains the classic Healey look only better. Before everything was installed, a layer of heat and sound absorbing material was installed. Before you leave us for the eBay listing, think about what it would cost to do this today. Read more on eBay by clicking here.