Even then, the Healeys remained inventive, DMH with boats and wind turbines, his son working as a development engineer. “I worked with Geoff for four years at Drayton Road for Rover, before he went to Gaydon,” says Peter Holdsworth. “He’d think nothing of putting a kettle element in die fuel tank to simulate the heat in Saudi Arabia.” Nearly 30 years on, there is a poster on Peter’s wall, an out-take from the 100’s publicity shots showing the generously proportioned Hazel Cleaver, Miss GB, with a personal -very personal – message scrawled by Healey, G.
The 100 was the Healeys’ big break. And, as this beautiful early example shows, they got it so right, first time.
All three cars will be sold at H&H Classic Auctions in Buxton on October 6. Details.