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Healey Silverstone sports convertible Shortlist +19
£39,995

Year 1951

Mileage 7,000

Transmission Manual

Fuel type Petrol

1951 HEALEY SILVERSTONE SPORTS CONVERTIBLE RECREATION. The Donald Healey Motor Works were founded by Donald Healey in 1946. The factory was situated in Warwick where all models were produced from 1946 until 1954. Donald had an illustrious competition and engineering career before setting up his own company and all of this extensive experience was bought to bear in all of the cars which carried his name. Several models were produced, using the same chassis, which were then clothed in aluminium, a saloon, drop-head coupé and sports bodies. The Running gear in the majority of models was taken care of by Riley Components including the excellent twin-cam 2.5 litre engine. The Silverstone was made between 1948 and 1951 with only one hundred and six being produced in D and E type chassis. The cigar shaped aluminium body was very much based upon the pre-World War II single seat racing cars, and incorporated some quite unique features, possibly the most unique was the spare wheel being placed in a slot in the rear of the body to act as a rear bumper, the front windscreen which could be lowered into the front scuttle to aid aerodynamics. This particular Healey Silverstone has been created from a Tickford sports saloon. It was built in 1989 using a shortened Tickford Healey chassis, using a correct Riley twin-cam 2.5 litre engine, four speed gearbox and 4.2 ratio back axle. The chassis and running gear were then dressed in a glass fibre body which was made from moulds taken from D32. Since its completion in 1989, SSU 183 has been owned by possibly the most well-known Silverstone historian and racer, Chris Berens. SSU 183 was in Mr Berens ownership from late January 1993 until the mid to late 1990s, at the same time as owning SSU 183, Chris also owned and raced the genuine Silver
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