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This Healey has an impressive history being a Mille Miglia veteran car. The car drove the 1948 Mille Miglia and several other important rallies as a factory entry.
A short description can be found here below:
Having achieved considerable success in the Monte Carlo and Alpine rallies prior to the war, Donald Healey was anxious to produce his own car. During the latter stages of the Second World War, Donald Healey produced a vehicle that would be based around an innovative chassis designed by Barry Bilbie. With a potent 2.4 litre Riley engine, and independent front suspension and a unique steering mechanism, the new car resulted in an excellent package for competition.
Late in 1946 the first roadster version was produced called the Healey Roadster, produced by the Westland Motor Co. In order to achieve greater top end speed a Healey Saloon was created by Samuel Elliotts of Reading. The Healey Saloon had an all aluminium body.
In 1947, a Healey Saloon was taken to the Jabekke-Aeltre highway in Belgium and achieved a top speed of 111.87 mph, which was recorded in the Motor. The Healey Saloon was advertised as the fastest production saloon in the World.
This specific Healey, GWD 42 is perhaps one of the most historically important Healeys in existence with an impressive race history.
In April 1948 the factory prepared two vehicles specifically for competition. 1 of them was this Healey, GWD 42.
The cars were prepared for the Mille Miglia in 1948 and GWD 42 started as number 37.
Amongst the Mille Miglia this car was also entered for the Spa Francorchamps race. Le Mans had yet to be revived after the war and the Belgian Grand Prix was to be the most prestigious endurance sports car race for 1948.
So in July 1948 GWD 42 was entered in the Belgian 24 hours race. It was the only Healey entered for the event and thereby became the first healey to be officially raced on a circuit. GWD succeeded the 24 hour race and finished 8th overall and second in class. An amazing success off-course.
Towards the end of the season GWD 42 was also entered in the Paris Twelve Hours race at the famous Montlhery race circuit. The BRDS entered a British team which included GWD 42.
The weekend after The Paris Twelve Hours, GWD 42 drove at Goodwood for a meeting in September 1948.
The car is currently in the final stage of an engine rebuilt. We expect the car within 2 weeks but due to the closing of the Mille Miglia entry for 2019 we would like to offer you this car already.
If you have serious interest, please contact us as soon as possible by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +31(0)625098150 due to the fat that the subscription is closing.
As you would expect GWD 42 starts first time and runs faultlessly. The interior is as original and finished in brown leather with a rear bench seat, ideal for the enthusiast with a family.
Almost as impressive as the car itself is the documentation that is supplied with this car. A comprehensive file with nice touches abound include a competitors medal from the 1948 Mille Miglia in which GWD 42 competed, a copy of the 1949 Mille Miglia programme which includes a photograph of GWD 42 leaving the start line at Brescia, an original mint sales sheet and a 4 page sales brochure depicting the Mille Miglia Healey Saloon, various period photographs and magazine articles and a significant amount of other documentation related to GWD 42.
Further documentation to note is a V5 document, with the original buff log book, current MoT certificate, FIVA Identity Card and MSA Historic Technical Passport which enables GWD 42 to be entered in to all of the top European historic events on the classic car calendar.
Without question one of the most important, correct and pure Healey’s to be offered for sale, GWD 42 presents a unique opportunity to purchase one of the most eligible sports cars on the market.
For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.