Healey’s production records indicate that some 123 were sold purely as rolling chassis with a whole range of different bodies fitted.
Most were English and included saloons, tourers, and even station wagons or shooting breaks as the British like to call them.
The London coachbuilder Hobbs produced shooting breaks that featured heavy use of exterior timberwork not unlike the Woodies being manufactured in the US at the time.
There were a number of European coachbuilders who also used the Healey chassis, such as the Swiss company Beuttler with a number of highly fashionable open and closed bodies but once again were very expensive.
This 1948 Healey Woodie Estate was built by the very well known Healey Elliott pre-war racer Hector Hobbs, as a result as liking the cars, decided to sell Healeys from his garage in Southampton. To get around purchase Tax of 30% he commissioned the building of 17 Woodie Estates on the Westland Elliott chassis.
The woodwork was given to the coachbuilders Dibbins of Southampton and the panel work was taken from Westland’s the builders of the Elliott and Westland Roadster.
Today only two vehicles survive, 607 YUP (FOW 178) was discovered in a very poor state in Scotland.
A full pains taking restoration started about three years ago and a lot of research carried out to make sure the car was correct in every way, with no expense spared.
Probably the fastest Woodie on the road today, which is set up so well, it drives like a dream.
The Healey marque has been quietly ticking the right boxes with a number of large collectors; the cars have a great history in the racing and rallying world. Like this Healey Woodie Estate, being the only one left in the world and one which has been totally restored to a very high standard.
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This 1954 Healey Tickford RHD Sports Saloon is a very rare and sought after find. Burgundy with tan interior. It's been sitting for many years and is an excellent original car to restore for only $10,500
Healey MK 4 3500cc. A rare opportunity to purchase this unique piece of motoring history. Bearing chassis number 00001, this car was the successor to the iconic big healey of the 1960's and was made with the approval of Donald Healey. This car is fitted with a 3500cc v8 Rover fuel injected engine giving .....
Healey Silverstone, 1950, chassis D38, engine B3977, original registration HSF 856, FIVA Id. Card. 046314.
Back in 1947, Donald Healey created his Warwick factory to start up a small production of racing vehicles ; with its strong and powerful Riley 2.5 engine unit, the Healey Silverstone has been .....
The Healey marque has quietly taken off within the collectors world, with great racing and rally history to support great cars.
This Healey Beutler is one of the unknown motor cars of the world, competed in the original Mille Miglia, means it is a automatic entry. Finished the 2018 Mille Miglia without .....
The Healey marque has really taken off with the collectors of the world, meeting a number of race and rally entries. This Healey Silverstone was built on a Tickford chassis, with a alloy body and supercharged engine, very interesting and fast car.
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Healeys are really becoming collectors items and interesting motor cars for entering race and rally competitions. This rare Nash Healey Panelcraft Roadster, has entered the last three Mille Miglias and finished without any problems. Interesting motor car.
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We are proud to offer this beautiful 1948 Healey Duncan Drone, which has been totally restored and ready for 2019 Mille Miglia
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1952 Healey Tickford Sports Saloon -Stunning Example
The Donald Healey Motor Company was founded in 1945 in Warwick in a former aircraft components factory and was to produce high performance cars of exceptional quality.
By 1948, their Elliot Saloon, with its striking aerodynamic coachwork, .....