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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    WoW!

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    I wonder if HealeyWerks in IA is going out of business?

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1966 View Post
    I wonder if HealeyWerks in IA is going out of business?
    No, just having a door sale.

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    No, just having a door sale.
    Or a rear end sale (but that doesn't sound quite right).

    My first thought was maybe Gary Hemphill is liquidating. Last time something like this came around David Nock snatched it up IIRC.

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    No, just having a door sale.
    Well its for sure not a door crasher sale ?.
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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    I'm going to have to do that one of these days but still I'd like to buy it all.
    Marv

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    I just went to a shop closing this weekend. Did not expect to find any Healey parts as he worked mostly on MGB, but found a set of HD6 carbs. Good deal, just needs slanted float bowls that I have somewhere. Fun to look at someones shop and see what they saved through the years.

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    One would need to be young and brave to take that deal on and make money imho.
    At asking price one would hope at retail, value would be approx $750,000, that a lot of wheeling dealing, phone calls, listing and posting, cost of storage, hard work.
    No doubt there is some gold in there such as shrouds, panels etc but a lot of dross that is readily available on eBay for reasonable prices that you would have to compete with to turn a dollar.
    But in twenty years time will probably be looking back thinking, what a deal!

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Lawton, IA, is where the Healey Werks is. Half a day's drive from me. The first time I visited, probably around 2000 or so, they were a small shop doing mostly Healey restorations. The owner inherited the Healey parts and business from his dad. I came up to buy a few old Healey bits, and Craig, the owner, was accommodating, but I believe he was more interested in attending to his restorations. The parts stash is off site from the resto shop. It is not just crap, there are a lot of useful bits, I got so NLS parts for my 100 including a good used original shift knob.

    Fast forward about ten years and the shop has expanded, a few Healey's, but lots of other vintage cars, many higher end, under restoration. I would guess he is just selling of a less profitable side of a large business venture, but that is just a guess.

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Kind of like buying yourself a really, really, big Lego set for Christmas? Doug
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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    The auction has ended, which one of you punters grabbed the goodies?

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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Spidell View Post
    The auction has ended, which one of you punters grabbed the goodies?
    No one; it has been relisted.
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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Ah, OK ... You have to click through twice.

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