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1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100/6 BN6, rare BN6 two seater model that is one of the most gorgeous automotive designs in history, this amazing 1959 BN6 is a fully frame-off restored example to factory exacting specifications with said facts shown in this very long report that is most important to both current and past history and condition! Many LINKS) attached show many of the factual figures and photos including taken to the  prestigious Festival of Speed show at valon North Atlanta, said photos also of the a really just spectacular underchassis out of the Fraser Dante shop, very hard to find a factory BN6 that is the very desired rare 2 seat version, drivable automotive art! just a gorgeous original factory Colorado Red color presented with amazing luster, the interior is the proper red leather buckets, Wilton red carpets, the detachable factory sofftop is black as specs, has the hard to find newly presented side windows as shown in trunk, the rebuilt matching numbers dated 2639cc 6 cylinder engine that is fitted with receipted special British pistons, just set restored dual SU HD6 carberators, this later engine delivers 117 horsepower with a very stout 149 lbs of torque, really great strong compression just taken, the dry cold excellent readings of 141 to the 153 lb. range, beautiful stainless exhaust system, rare restored factory Coventry copper brass radiator, has a show detailed engine bay, all new proper show quality wiring, the 4-speed transmission has a lower geared rear end that comes with overdrive yields the wonderful example of British Motorsport, important numbers of this fine Austin Healey, this rare example produced at the Abington has the full documentation from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, factory optional argent wire wheels, note that the factory large drum brake full system has just been checked by the Fraser Dante staff and our senior British tech, the great solid underchassis is just upgraded with documented Fraser Dante work to present in exceptionally high standards, proper Armstrong swing arm shock system, strong front coil springs, front sway bar, many previous receipts and statement from the last owner that follow the history PLUS the new fresh restoration work at Fraser Dante, this really great Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 came through said Fraser Dante restoration shop again, over 125++ hours by Fraser Dante just used in this lower chassis presentation, tune and show prepared process, $67,950

1966 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE, that is simply the finest Sprite that one could image, a gorgeous Red with a full complete ground up build delivering a rust free presentation with a full new engine, drivetrain and suspension, the photo and receipted documentation of the 1275 cc engine that is ‘new’ today, this was initially done with the article that is the June 2016 Healey Marque Magazine that is 10 pages of photos and extensive write-up, then the final work at Fraser Dante, it is really fantastic!  There are two massive books plus enormous  group of receipts that document this fabulous build!  that show some the documented work, See the photo of the Sprite in the bare metal with the notation of Modell Serial Number HAN8L/62768, engine # 123V/5877/110440, body #ABL 053260…then see the end of this report to see all the details in the build! Gregg Cameron and his son Jonathan set out to "save" this Healey Sprite  and restore it to the highest level possible that the original factory would envy, over 2,000 hours labor brought it to the exacting standards you see before you today…this is even before the final work at Fraser Dante with its ace British mechanic did the final restoration as the first team just ran out of steam,  the enthusiasm and love for British cars and sports cars in general brought this father and son together for the project of their lives, Dad is an ex-racer well known to the Southeast racing and building of sports cars and along with the fully grown son have worked hand in hand to build this ground up restoration,  has the fully built engine to standards better than new, initially completed in July of 2016 in a just gorgeous bare metal Torch Red paint, this very amazing rust free body and full chassis presents just amazingly, the hard work and dedication put forth during this project can be seen in every detail as the car remains in freshly restored condition, then for the final work, Fraser Dante spent some 10 hours with our professional British tech setting the valves and do the final engine adjustments with the carbs restored and tuned, thusly fully checked for excellent performance, there is an enormous photo file in the 2 binders of this build to document the work for historical and investment purposes, now to finish the completed look, a black custom tonneau cover is part of this build, just the finest Austin Healey Sprite this writer has even seen, car better than new from the factory,  has such ‘great eyes’ as the car is better than new from the factory, before restoration with VIN HAN8L62768, body number ABL 053260, engine number 12V/5877/110440, Full wiring diagrams, After the above engine work, then the final road testing and setup of the carbs, valve settings, timing and linkage was accomplished by the top British technician at Fraser Dante ready for the setup for Fall 2018 driving, this went to a good friend of ours who now we have from his estate, we now have set up just great but still will need some break in as it is really ‘new’, $24,950

JAGUAR 1954 XK120, full frame off restoration, the body was remounted to frame and shimmed for proper door alignment so the presentation is better than factory when new, this came from the Atlanta owner since 1975,  car was received in original unrestored condition, disassembled entire car-full body off frame construction by an aircraft Delta certified mechanic and pilot instructor, impeccable credentials, a special built a jig to replicate body mounts on frame. mounted body on jig and sent it out to be soda blasted, sand blasted frame-checked for alignment and refinished, after blasting , structural body repairs were completed to factory standards, then body was then sent to the paint shop and finished in the factory correct Carmen Red, just an amazing base coast/clear coat paint that is better than new, Concours quality all frame subassemblies were disassembled, blasted and refinished, then rebuilt using new bushings and correct parts as well as new suspension springs front and rear, The original 3.4 liter dual overheard cam 6 cylinder engine had a fresh rebuild by a Jaguar mechanic just before this final work was one,  I performed a compression check, opened the bottom end for a visual inspection and reassembled with new seals and gaskets, the entire fuel system was rebuilt to factory standards, with 180 horsepower at 5300 rpm and the strong torque of 203 ft/lbs, this engine is strong and just runs like a watch, this is assembled in the car that is  automotive art, Restoration Photos, Jaguar Heritage Trust, NOW REDUCED $139,950

TRIUMPH 1958 TR3A, prepared to top mechanical standards, this is very rare with great history being a late 1957 production for a 1958 USA registration, an early TR3A produced for the world market!  In just remarkable condition mechanical condition as it is restored to top British Car Day Show condition, a very nice Driven show cosmetic presentation and very, very top mechanicals just completed, repainted in the original Signal Red, restored new black buckets with white piping trim, working dash gauges, ‘Smith’s’ heater, acquired from previous owner in her family’s possession since 1968, this TR3A looks just like the factory promotional brochures, this very strong 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine is rebuilt with less than 400 miles, very excellent compression with a very strong 156 to 160 lb reading just taken, equipped with the proper dual SU H6 carburetors and factory air cleaner, then after sitting for an number of years that Fraser Dante acquired from the second owner, this is now just fully set up with final British senior tech tune, strong clutch assembly, hard to find shop and factory manuals, also many factory original ads show this presentation as made to the public in 1958, excellent wiring, the 4 speed transmission works great with the optional working overdrive, excellent braking system just checked with first year front discs and all hardware, stock steel wheels with Triumph hubcaps, newer blackwall 165/R15 radial tires, effortless good suspension, see the proper restored ‘banjo’ factory steering with spokes to complete the factory appearance, all the chrome is excellent throughout, front bumper guards, just outstanding underchassis and frame that are set up and detailed for driven show, the mechanicals and cosmetics are fresh, the body and paint are really a top #2 two that shows this was slightly driven with careful few touch ups in the maintaining, final work just completed, here is an extremely rare investment 1958 TR3A verified by the 'numbers' and the promotional material for this very rare car, a full Fraser Dante check of the car and is totally ready, $38,950

 

 

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