Inside Roger's Healey Collection
Once the car was back safe and sound in Roger’s garage, we spent the rest of our time talking Healey’s and we were only too happy to be shown around Roger’s lifetime collection of original BMC and Healey artifacts. Roger has examples of every type of BMC tool kit and has gone to great lengths to research and ensure they are “spot on” correct for the Austin Healey’s. Roger explained the whole story and process he went through to reproduce the correct lead knock off hammers down to the correct size, wooden handle and reproduction of the Thor labels. This whole process took him more hours than he can remember which just goes to show the level of detail Roger works to for his cars.
Another item we had never actually seen before apart from in brochures was an example of an early “Touring kit” that was available as an accessory. Every component inside is O.E. and still in its original packaging. Additional was an extremely rare BMC Distributors tool board with all the correct tools not to mention his vast archive of research books and articles.