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Healey family automobilia heads to auction

Published 17 August 2017

A scratch-built 1:8 scale model of an Austin-Healey 100 made up from more than 200 individual parts is heading to auction next month. The model is part of a selection of Healey automobilia is going under the hammer and is expect to fetch between £2000 and £3000.

The motoring and personal items are from the collection of Donald Healey, his son Geoffrey Healey, and the Healey Works at Warwick. They will be offered at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on 9 September.

A speed record holder, accomplished rally driver, car designer and founder of the Healey Motor Company, Donald Healey changed the landscape of British car design.

In total, 75 lots will go across the block. They include signed books, diaries, unseen concept car artwork, and scratch-built models. There are also trophies and meticulous notes from races, test drives, and record-breaking runs on the flats at Bonneville.

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And one of the more unusual items in the collection is a radio receiver built by Donald Healey, which was one of his key interests outside of racing and car design. He is credited with having designed and built the first CCTV system in the UK at Trebah in Cornwall. 

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