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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    LOVE it with the red interior. I'd hate to see everyone start putting red interiors in their Healeys, but as a neutral color, red goes with everything and has so much more style than black. I've long been slightly surprised that (almost) no one puts a red interior in a Healey Blue Healey - it's a show-stopper IMO.

    (I wonder why they left off the interior rear-view mirror on this car.)
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by Editor_Reid View Post
    LOVE it with the red interior. I'd hate to see everyone start putting red interiors in their Healeys, but as a neutral color, red goes with everything and has so much more style than black. I've long been slightly surprised that (almost) no one puts a red interior in a Healey Blue Healey - it's a show-stopper IMO.

    (I wonder why they left off the interior rear-view mirror on this car.)
    Not such a fan of the red interior in a BRG Healey, but red with Healey bluish ... fantastic!

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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Agree totally, I was at the Art Center College of Design annual car show in Pasadena today and was draw immediately to the red interior cars. Great show, Jay Leno MC'd and had a few cars on the field. The theme was Italian, American, and French (Red, White and Blue) car this year.

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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    I like the DB Panhard!
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Red is a tricky colour IMO, but red and white or black were very sixties. Here’s my little Porsche, which is almost the same combination as a friends 3000 MK 1

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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by EV2239 View Post
    Red is a tricky colour IMO
    Indeed! For a red interior to look good, you need to find the right red with no color-clashing in several materials:

    Vinyl
    Leather
    Armacord
    Carpet

    It can be tricky for sure, but when it's right, it's so right.
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by Editor_Reid View Post
    LOVE it with the red interior. I'd hate to see everyone start putting red interiors in their Healeys, but as a neutral color, red goes with everything and has so much more style than black. I've long been slightly surprised that (almost) no one puts a red interior in a Healey Blue Healey - it's a show-stopper IMO.

    (I wonder why they left off the interior rear-view mirror on this car.)
    I was at barrett-jackson...thought the price was way over paid.........lots of non-original work..

    Reid::: My 100 was special ordered healey blue with red, might be the only one..but alas came with a complete leather blue interior, carpets, door panels etc... as I bought the car partially done. Couldn't justify the expense...so YES I agree whole heartedly!

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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by HEALEYJAG View Post
    Reid::: My 100 was special ordered healey blue with red, might be the only one..but alas came with a complete leather blue interior, carpets, door panels etc... as I bought the car partially done. Couldn't justify the expense...so YES I agree whole heartedly!

    Pete
    I'm in the same predicament. My Healey Blue BN2 has a perfectly nice blue interior, so I'm reluctant to trash it just for the sake of changing color. However, if I had it to do over again, I'd definitely go with a red interior.

    My Bugeye (pictured below with my signature) has a red interior, and it definitely helps give some life to the otherwise drab Nevada Biege paint.
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    You folks do get some interesting cars out there on the West Coast. Looking at that Cobra in the foreground of one pic makes me ask 'What nationality does it fit into'? But I guess if you listen to some of the lore about the Cobra, one said that the bodies were pounded out by a bunch of Italian wineos under the London Bridge. So I guess the Cobra hits all three of the designated theme cars.
    As for red interiors, yeh I agree. Makes me want to change my interior ASAP. but at least mine isn't black.
    Big "EDIT". Misread the post about the French. I was thinking British the whole time I wrote about the Cobra.
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Red interior works well with OEW
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Agree with the red interior. I have black, and it shows every speck of dust, grass, etc. As for the Wheeler Dealer car exhaust outlet location, I owned a Healey back in 1963 that had a number of modifications by the PO. He was a drag racer and had fiddled the overdrive so it worked on all four gears (as I recall it), had installed cutouts in the exhaust, etc. As one of the tail pipes was crimped on this car and I didn't have much money, I cut the tail pipes off just behind the muffler and installed the elbows of the type seen on the Wheeler Dealer car. I used to drive the car back and forth from Dayton, where I worked on a newspaper, across Ohio to see a young lady east of Cleveland. The noise from the exhaust emanating just below the door on that Healey set up a drone that had me stuffing paper tissue in my ears. That didn't work. As for the dent in the tail pipe, I think that happened at a drive-in movie in Morgantown, WVA, where I was visiting a different young lady.
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by RDKeysor View Post
    Agree with the red interior. I have black, and it shows every speck of dust, grass, etc. As for the Wheeler Dealer car exhaust outlet location, I owned a Healey back in 1963 that had a number of modifications by the PO. He was a drag racer and had fiddled the overdrive so it worked on all four gears (as I recall it), had installed cutouts in the exhaust, etc. As one of the tail pipes was crimped on this car and I didn't have much money, I cut the tail pipes off just behind the muffler and installed the elbows of the type seen on the Wheeler Dealer car. I used to drive the car back and forth from Dayton, where I worked on a newspaper, across Ohio to see a young lady east of Cleveland. The noise from the exhaust emanating just below the door on that Healey set up a drone that had me stuffing paper tissue in my ears. That didn't work. As for the dent in the tail pipe, I think that happened at a drive-in movie in Morgantown, WVA, where I was visiting a different young lady.
    Must be a lesson there about Healeys and young ladies.
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    Must be a lesson there about Healeys and young ladies.
    If you find a young lady who likes Healeys, hang on to her!

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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Bespoke exhaust done by blah blah blah .....Have you seen it ,,,,,its a disaster the way it exits half way down the door .
    did some kid in shop class make it !!!!!

    front bumper is twisted down at the end , brake fluid canister is badly finished etc etc .
    The whole car is sitting too high , back yard 24 restoration IMHO .
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    Re: Healey redone on upcoming episode of Wheeler Dealer sold at Barrett-Jackson Las V

    Quote Originally Posted by vette View Post
    You folks do get some interesting cars out there on the West Coast. Looking at that Cobra in the foreground of one pic makes me ask 'What nationality does it fit into'? But I guess if you listen to some of the lore about the Cobra, one said that the bodies were pounded out by a bunch of Italian wineos under the London Bridge. So I guess the Cobra hits all three of the designated theme cars.
    As for red interiors, yeh I agree. Makes me want to change my interior ASAP. but at least mine isn't black.
    Big "EDIT". Misread the post about the French. I was thinking British the whole time I wrote about the Cobra.
    Vett -

    If you think the Cobra looked wild, checkout the cars of the future. Here's just one of the models the current Art Center Center students had on display. It must be the beautiful weather "on the West Coast" that inspires such creative design.

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