-Original Devin fiberglass body ordered new from California
-Comes with BC registration for road-legal driving
-Vintage chassis built to Devin specification
-Rare opportunity to resurrect a forgotten fiberglass racer.
-Fitted with 283 Chev V8, Borg Warner T10 and a Ford 9-Inch
Here is a unique opportunity to purchase a long-time Victoria, BC Devin Sports Racer.
According to a report made in 1984, this car was built in Victoria with a new body supplied by Devin Enterprises in Fontana, California. This report says the chassis and hubs were made with help from talent at the Esquimalt Royal Navy Dockyard and it may have been fabricated there.
Devin bodies were manufactured to a high-level and were built to suit multiple car chassis from throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Complete with dashboards, shut panel gutters and interiors the Devin bodies were popular for applications like this Sports Racer.
Unfortunately, this Devin was never completed in period. Instead the body was fitted to a Chevrolet Corvair chassis and for some reason that car was eventually split up.
Luckily the original frame of the car was retained, although looking at pictures from 10 years ago it appears to have been stored outside.
And that brings us full circle to present day. The body original Devin body is intact minus one lower fender piece. A modest attempt was made to marry the body and chassis – for the first time – so work was carried out. This includes a new firewall and a jig to line up the body pieces as no shut-panel hindges are present. Installed are a vintage 283 Chev V8 with a period Borg Warner T10. The rear axle and boxes of spares come with the car.
Available for immediate sale in Sidney BC, please call Eli Layfield 250-380-8173 for more details.
-Fully Restored Bugeye in Iris Blue.
-Exceptional panel gaps and finishes throughout.
-Converted to flip-front hood with reinforcements.
-Upgraded to 1275 and later ribcase transmission with exhaust headers
-Upgraded to front disc brakes.
-Custom Mercedes-quality interior trimming.
-Fitted with Minilite Wheels
-Fitted with rechromed original front grill.
-Comes with original steel wheels and hubcaps
-Comes with softtop and side windows
-One of the best handling and driving Bugeyes.
During the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance I ran into this exceptional 1949 Healey Silverstone which was in the post-war preservation class.
Looking at this car, this certainly has to be one of the most original Healeys in the world; even retaining its original radiator hoses that look like they could blow at any time.
As mentioned in the Video this is car number 3 of about 100 made. This is Donald Healey’s first real production sports car. About 100 silverstones were made with the Riley-engined D-type 2.4-liter engine.
-Restored to award-winning condition in 1984
-Best In Class at the 1985 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance
-Won its class, the Senior Trophy, and the Preservation Trophy at the VTR Nationals.
-Multiple other awards from 1984-2003.
-Repainted in Primrose Yellow in 2001
-Mercedes-Quality leather seats over original spring-cushions.
-Fitted with Minilite wheels, stainless exhaust, overdrive and alternator.
-Driven a reliable 58,000 miles since restoration.
-Comes with quarterwindows, sidecurtains and softtop.