Restomod honors the English spider

What you see in the pictures is there Caton Austin Healey, is a very upscale restaurant made of only 25 pieces born from the idea of ​​English tuner Caton – accompanied by group visualizationBased in the Midlands (UK): a reference in the field of classic cars. In addition to model cars, Caton is also famous in the automotive world for making bodywork and bodywork components Continuation of the Jaguar D-Type and the Jaguar XKSS.

Caton Austin Healey: The backside

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aesthetic touch The basis of Restomod is Austin Healey 100/4 BN1, British two-seater sports car produced between 1953 and 1955 (Here’s the rest of the Porsche 930 Turbo.) “The mechanical platform of the car has been further improved ”said Tim Strafford, CEO of Envisage Group. In fact, the chassis was reinforced with the addition of reinforcing elements, while the design of the chassis was updated without changing the old style of the car. “The idea was to clean up the car’s shapes further without changing its original dimensions.”Daryl Scriven, who oversaw the rebuilding, commented. The sheet metal body – without a roof – was covered with a wear-resistant coating. On the front, the Caton Austin Healey features a hexagonal grille very similar to the Healey 100’s. Deep side slits are added near the front fenders for this. Finally, the Borrani 15-inch 72-spoke alloy wheels with old-fashioned Michelin XWX 185/70 VR15 tires are stunning.

Caton Austin Healey: InsideCaton Austin Healey: Inside

improvements Catton then completely redesigned the interior of the Healey 100. The new five-speed manual gearbox made it possible to save space by narrowing the transmission tunnel. Leather seats Wear Bridge And connectivity systems are limited to two USB ports to allow for smartphone charging. Mechanically, Caton Austin Healey keeps the suspension configuration unchanged: double wishbones at the front and semi-elliptical leaf springs at the rear. Modifications to the four-cylinder engine were more aggressive, increased from 2.7 to 3.0 liters and equipped with larger Twin H8 carburetors. and the aforementioned five-speed manual gearbox, designed for improved connectivity and a total power of 185 hp. Caton estimates he spent about 2,000 hours on the Austin Healey prototype. A colossal waste of power and resources will cost the lucky clients nearly EGP 474,000 (€568,208 at current exchange rates). Caton Austin Healey will debut at Salon Privé in London from April 21-23, before plunging into another crowd at Bicester Heritage’s Scramble in Launton on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

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