- Year built
- 2.4 liter
Healey Westland Drophead
Healey Westland Drophead from 1950
- Mille Miglia eligible
- Chassis B1830 is number 58 of only 64 built at Westland Motors, Herefordshire, UK
- First registration: 21.03.1950
- UK registration: DVG 600
This beautiful Healey Westland Drophead is number 58 out of 64 only built. One of the last B-type chassis Westlands.
A two-door roadster version with a very shapely, aluminium handcrafted, curved four-seater body. One of its owners was an engineer who worked at the Westland company who restored the car. The Westland Healey Roadster was the first Healey motor car to be built, designated by Donald Healey. The car was manufactured and assembled at Westlands Motors Herefordshire, with many of the components manufactured by the associated Aeroparts Engineering Company. Both were situated very close together. These cars were hand assembled and they were the fastest cars of the 1940’s, capable of 104 mph with tremendous acceleration. The Westland was the first Healey that went into competition. In earlier times they were mainly sold to very wealthy people and film stars. The Westland was released in 1946. A new high performance touring car, as fast, well built and reliable as a pre-war sports racer. As of 1946 these Healey’s competed successfully in the Mille Miglia. Alpine Rally and other important competitions. Handcrafted body all driven by a 2.4 litre Riley engine, four-speed gearbox and rear axle. Technically the car is in very good condition and drives well. Cosmetically the car has a charming patina with signs of usage, imperfections and slight scratches in its paintwork. It is a surely not a concours car but a car which has been kept with much love and care and always good maintenance. Purchased in 2006 the car is part of a major Healey collection in Belgium, registered on Belgian number plates. Family owns the car since then and car benefits from good care. Regularly serviced and maintained. Recent service and MOT just carried out. Family keeps its files with even some letters of original owner and old pictures and some history. Car has been with 3 owners since new. Not the original colour: presumably the car was out of a darker colour, probably dark blue when it became its cherry red colour in the years ’90. Car presents itself in a very charming colour combination. The car has FIVA papers and has been participating with members of family in several rallies and classic car events. Further details and information certainly on request!