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Preview: Coys classic car auction, Ascot, 27 April

Published 18 April 2013

Coys is to offer a 1965 Healey Le Mans prototype, which was raced by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges at Le Mans 1966. It will be sold at the Ascot Auction on 27 April, and has an estimate of £180,000-220,000.

The car was built by Donald Healey in 1965 and registered in 1966 the car also raced at Sebring that year driven by Paul Hawkins and Timo Makinen in day-glo orange, the same colour it is in today. The car was later exported to the USA, and in 1970 it participated in the Daytona 24 hour race driven by 'Bill' Harris.

The Healey raced at the Le Mans Classic and the Goodwood Revival in 2010. It has its original Le Mans four-speed and overdrive box, is FIA compliant with a roll cage and big tank fuel cell and has new FIA race seats and belts fitted.

And it's this FIA paperwork, and Le Mans provenance that will make this car a sale star in Ascot.

Paddy Hopkirk 's Le Mans Healey - No . 49_2

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