1951 Healey Abbot

Drophead Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1951
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    TBA
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000
Registration Number: LXH 814
Chassis Number: B1815

The Westland Roadster was Healey’s first production car, and although it was capable of great things in competition it wasn’t ideal as a road car. It might have enjoyed the benefits of a stiff box section chassis, all-round coils and the Riley engine helped it to a 105mph top speed but it lacked creature comforts. The Abbott drophead coupé was introduced to put that right with sharper style, a more compliant ride and lower gearing to improve tractability. Only 77 of these were built by E.D Abbott Ltd. and it was a more accomplished all-rounder with a 2,443cc engine under the bonnet and with the hood down the car had plenty of space for 2 rear passengers.

This particular example was first registered on 1st January 1951 and was purchased by the vendor’s father on 28th August 1974. The car is supplied with a V5 document and buff log book along with a Riley workbook.

Largely complete, the car has been off the