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pbraun
06-06-2007, 11:33 AM
Could be a dream - we actually found this one in a barn, parked for 30 years, and all together!
Can't remember how to put a pic in the post. oh, it has changed.
Wish us luck. Car is still in the barn, maybe home in a few weeks time.

Roger
06-06-2007, 11:48 AM
I'm not in the least bit jealous - much!

Healey 100
06-06-2007, 12:07 PM
That looks like a 100-6 or 3000 to me, not a 100. But still a very nice find.

Those undiscovered cars are still out there, sitting in barns and garages all around the country. The NY Times reported recently on a very rare Bugatti coupe that had been stored complete and untouched in a garage in upstate NY since 1962. It is going to be auctioned off next month.

I hope that Healey finds a good home, it looks rather complete and not all that rusty -- though it is hard to tell from the picture.

pbraun
06-06-2007, 12:34 PM
Yeah, sorry, it's a 100-6.

All sheet metal, floors, boot, frame straight and in need of minor cosmetic work. Only some small body work needed on front shroud. Top, top frame and tonneau cover are complete and restorable/ refurbishable. A few parts needed, but the motor and trany are complete and turn over. The wire wheels will probably need replacement.

This car has found a good home and it will be driven when finished, if not before /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

ronzet
06-06-2007, 12:35 PM
pbraun,

Nice find. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif

It looks like a 100-6... Is it 2 or 2+2 seats???

Just a query.. what is sitting next to it? The picture shows the back of something interesting... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yesnod.gif

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Ron

BlueRidge2
06-06-2007, 12:37 PM
Cool, looks like 1962 or older. Whats the other car that looks to be backed up to the drivers door of the Healey?

pbraun
06-06-2007, 12:42 PM
pbraun,

Nice find. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif

It looks like a 100-6... Is it 2 or 2+2 seats???

Just a query.. what is sitting next to it? The picture shows the back of something interesting... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yesnod.gif

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Ron

It's a 2+2 . 1960 Good spotting, Ron! I was wondering if anyone would comment on that! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

That's a later, double grill 356 Porsche Cabrio. I was really excited about that, when I heard it shared the barn with a Healey, until I saw it. Got no floors, lots of daylight showing through almost every panel, missing parts, motor junk. Consulted with a bunch of 356 nuts in my area and they all unanymously say to leave it there. So, we did. and took the Healey! It will be a relatively easy restoration, compared to the concours winner we finished 2 years ago.
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pbraun
06-06-2007, 12:44 PM
plus, we get that color coded Ames shovel, too!

ronzet
06-06-2007, 12:54 PM
pbraun,

To say that I am jealous is an understatement...

Will the color coded shovel be available for sale?? Always wanted an Austin Healey shovel.. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

The only 'barn finds I ever have are, well, finding a barn.../bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

Good luck and happy restoring.

Ron

pbraun
06-06-2007, 01:39 PM
No way, man - keep yur mitts off dat Healey shovel. In fact, don't even look at it! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Aint fer sale fer love nor mone

Here - take this for you and your car (see attachment) you'll love it when you see one of these!

ronzet
06-06-2007, 01:44 PM
Awww, Come on...

I need that shovel to dig myself outa' the hole I keep finding myself in restoring these darn cars... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wall.gif

Keep 'em rolling...

Ron

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pbraun
06-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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Patton
06-06-2007, 04:18 PM
Wow! Good find, alot of work though.

Here is the pic inline

https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/memberfiles/5702-pic26058.jpg

pbraun
06-06-2007, 05:02 PM
thanks, Patton!

beaulieu
06-06-2007, 06:27 PM
Hi Peter,

I just sent you a PM

Beaulieu

Johnny
06-07-2007, 08:24 AM
Great Barn Find Peter. Love to see the "Before" pics, then the "After" photo's as well. Don't see how the frame could be not rusted though, sitting in that water all this time.
Good Luck with your project.

pbraun
06-07-2007, 10:32 AM
Great Barn Find Peter. Love to see the "Before" pics, then the "After" photo's as well. Don't see how the frame could be not rusted though, sitting in that water all this time.
Good Luck with your project.

Actually, this one was just near water (a lake) not sitting in water! It was in a fairly sealed up, with a good floor, locked and secure garage! No climate control, but no rodents either!
After pics will be coming, along with in the works shots!

ronzet
06-07-2007, 11:05 AM
pbraun,

With a CONCOURS BJ7 under your belt... I know that you are well aware of the work involved. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thumbsup.gif

May I ask... quanto questa???

Since my A and the BN4 are getting close to being finished (a very realtive term) I have started to get that look... you know the one where you want to start abusing yourself all over again with a new project... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

Soooo, trying to decide the method of my new abuse... 'nother A, maybe a coupe, tear my '66 B driver apart and restore it, maybe?!?!?

GAWD, I AM SICK.....HELP ME, HELP ME!!!! RUNNNNN, SAVE YOUSELF... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wall.gif

pbraun
06-07-2007, 12:59 PM
nice barn, Ron! I know what you mean! But this one should not be so bad, but for paint, $$$$ and time to freshen up everything. Lots of rebuilding. Will cost $1200 to get it in our garage.

ronzet
06-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Peter,

When I said I was jealous I was not correct.

Now that I see the $1200 price tag, I am FAR, FAR, FAR, beyond jealous... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wall.gif

And thanks for the comment on the barn...If I buy it, I am planning on painting it BRG with black interior... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Dave Richards
06-07-2007, 03:32 PM
I've found it's not so much the finding the car, but finding the space, money and time. I came across this early last year, backed into a garage in the mid-1970's and never touched. Solid, sans grille, rust free...

healey106
06-07-2007, 04:02 PM
Great Find - Just a couple of questions.
1 - Is that a Longbridge 2porthead BN4?
2 - Does it have the creased hood?
3 - Does it have the glass window washer bottle?

Actually more importantly. Will you be driving it to Conclave in a couple of weeks?

anthony7777
06-07-2007, 04:39 PM
peter , the last time we ran into each other i politely allowed you to make a left turn in front of me so you could enter the banks parking lot as i followed, you can bet that will never happen again! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/devilgrin.gif i myself have been waiting over three months to look at a bj8 thats around the neighborhood its been very frustrating as you can imagine, hay congrats you lucky stiff. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/savewave.gif

pbraun
06-07-2007, 10:06 PM
Don't forget the "Chew MoWog" on the side.

pbraun
06-07-2007, 10:08 PM
hey, Anthony! how are ya? Long time no see. Thanks! - be nice to me, you may want to buy that one from me some day! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif