1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe  Chassis no. F3044 Engine no. F8118

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1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe
Registration no. OLY 136 Chassis no. F3044 Engine no. F8118

£ 13,000 - 16,000
US$ 17,000 - 21,000
1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe
Coachwork by Abbott

Registration no. OLY 136
Chassis no. F3044
Engine no. F8118
The Donald Healey Motor Company completed its first car in 1945, going into production in Warwick the following year. The firm’s first offerings were the Elliott sports saloon and Westland roadster, both 2.4-litre Riley-powered and constructed a welded-up X-braced chassis featuring Healey’s own trailing arm independent front suspension. For a time the Elliott was the world’s fastest closed four-seater production car, clocking 110mph at Jabbeke, Belgium in 1947. In 1950 the Elliott and Westland were superseded by the Tickford saloon and Abbott drophead coupé, both of which enjoyed an improved chassis incorporating Girling brakes. They were more refined and better equipped than their predecessors were and, although heavier, still good for the ‘ton’. Production ceased in 1954, by which time a total of just 77 Abbott drophead coupés had been built.
A coachbuilt car that could show many of its contemporaries a clean pair of heels, this Abbott-bodied Healey was restored to a high standard in 1982 for its owner. For the past 23 years it has been in regular use for weekend jaunts, holidays and family weddings, and is reported to have performed well on a recent lengthy outing. Finished in red with light tan leather interior, the vehicle is offered with restoration invoices, road fund licence to January 2006, MoT to June 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe  Chassis no. F3044 Engine no. F8118
1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe  Chassis no. F3044 Engine no. F8118
1954 Healey Abbott Drophead Coupe  Chassis no. F3044 Engine no. F8118
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