1948 Healey Woodie Estate

  • Price
    Price on Request
  • Model
    Healey Woodie Estate
  • Year
    1948
  • Condition
    Used
  • Body Type
    Estate Car
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    5,000 miles
  • Address
    Classicmobilia House, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Published
    over 2 years
Classicmobilia Limited
Classicmobilia Limited
Farjeon Ct, Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes MK7 8RE, UKclassicmobilia.com62 CarsAverage response time: about 10 hours
  • ID
    #7747
  • VIN
    N/A
  • Color
    Green
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Engine Number
    N/A
  • Chassis Number
    N/A
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Drive Wheels
    RWD
  • 1st Reg. Country
    N/A
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Green

Description

Healeys production records indicate that some 123 were sold purely as rolling chassis with a whole range of different bodies fitted. Most were English and included saloons, tourers and even station wagons or shooting breaks as the British like to call them. The London coachbuilder Hobbs produced shooting breaks that featured a heavy use of exterior timberwork not unlike the Woodies being manufactured in the US at the time. There were a number of European coachbuilders who also used the Healey chassis, such as the Swiss company Beuttler with a number of highly fashionable open and closed bodies but once again were very expensive.

This 1948 Healey Woodie Estate was built by the very well-known Healey Elliott pre-war racer Hector Hobbs, as a result as liking the cars, decided to sell Healeys from his garage in Southampton. To get around purchase Tax of 30% he commissioned the building of 17 Woodie Estates on the Westland Elliott chassis. The woodwork was given to the coach builders Dibbins of Southampton and the panel work was taken from Westland’s the builders of the Elliott and Westland Roadster. Today only two vehicles survive, 607 YUP (FOW 178) was discovered in a very poor state in Scotland. A full pains taking restoration started about three years ago and a lot of research carried out to make sure the car was correct in every way, with no expense spared. Probably the fastest Woodie on the road today, which is set up so well, it drives like a dream.

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