Saturday, September 8, 2012
In 1949, Donald Healey decided to make a car for sports car racing. He created the Healey Silverstone, named after the iconic track in Great Britain. He created a car with an aluminum body, rounded nose, front trailing link suspension, and funny motorcycle fenders stretched out over open wheels. One of the quirkiest design elements involved a hole cut in the vehicle's rear allowing dual purpose mounting of a spare tire acting as a bumper. The Silverstone earned its stripes in the British racing scene of the early 50's, but now resides in our garage getting ready for a complete overhaul. Keep up with the progress of this rare motorsport gem in our "In The Shop" section, or on our facebook album.