I was going to buy a faithful replica made by an English company named Teal Cars, but I think they've folded. Maybe I'll still find one somewhere.
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If I find one I'll let you know...ReplyDelete
My dad was in the car biz. I love cars and old cars. Keeping an old car up is tough when repair parts are no longer made 'after market'.ReplyDelete
Great post...it made me think of the Austin Healy S100, BN2 my dad was so excited to give me.
You should have said sooner Cro, I threw mine out for scrap last week. (P.S. Is that a stretch of Brooklands in the bottom photo?)ReplyDelete
Tom, it looks like the banked track at Brooklands; you're probably right.ReplyDelete
Jim, the first sports car I ever drove was an Austin Healy 100-6; the one before the 2000. A REAL sports car. I seem to remember that it had 'overdrive'.
Hi Cro, yes overdrive and electric fuel pump which took seconds to start...mine was a 1955 and to correct myself, it was a 100M,BN2. no roll up windows, pull cord door opener, adjustable windshield. Pure sport. You had to wear thick rubber sole shoes as it got HOT inside and made the petals hot. I had to come to a full stop and creep over the railroad tracks as I knocked many mufflers off (under the driver side door), and I never knew you had to tighten spokes (got down to 13 on one wheel before I discovered what those little wrenches were for that came with the car,lol).ReplyDelete
But oh what fun!
I drive a Mazda MX5 (Miata) now. Its more like an MG Midget. A toy.
The upright 4 cylinder block in that Bugatti photo looks similar to the Healey, I wonder who supplied the motor and if it was the same company?
Yes, isn't that a wonderfully simple engine etc. Brass carb', single piece of pipe from radiator to block, rack and pinion steering. If only they made cars that simple today.... and it did 100 mph.ReplyDelete
Nope, I just looked and there is nothing like that around here.ReplyDelete
Thanks anyway Amy.ReplyDelete
I can see you whizzing around the French countryside, goggles in place, ascot trailing in the wind.ReplyDelete
The car in the pic. is actually a type 37- the 35 was 8 cylinders.ReplyDelete
If you want a near replica T37, try Onyx Sports Cars in Lincolnshire- looks quite good, and uses modern components. A bit cheaper than the 200k plus for a real one!
Healey never made their own engines, by the way. Bugatti always did.