HEALY SILVERTONE D-CU­BA, THE UN­TOLD HIS­TORY

Excelencias del Motor - - Autos Cásicos / Classic Cars -

Ma­no­lo Bre­nes is the grand­fat­her of one of my son’s friends and class­ma­tes. He is an ex­ce­llent me­cha­nic, spe­cia­li­zed in the res­to­ra­tion of Bri­tish vin­ta­ge cars, with emp­ha­sis on MG and Triumph, and he first saw this Healy Silverstone back in the 1960s, sin­ce a neigh­bor and co­llea­gue –Mr. Ri­car­do Me­del– used to re­pair it. The car was brought from the Uni­ted Sta­tes to Cu­ba by Dr. Igle­sias, who la­ter sold it to an avia­tion tech­ni­cian. It was la­ter ac­qui­red by Mrs. Ju­lia Me­di­na. It was pre­sent in se­ve­ral ra­ces, al­ways sho­wing num­ber 7. The­re are re­ports of a 6th po­si­tion won in the 1958 Pi­nar del Rio-Havana Ra­ce. The car’s ow­ner, Mrs. Ju­lia Me­di­na, dro­ve it to the Ex­ce­len­cias del Mo­tor Show held back in July. It caught every­body’s eyes, who we­re awa­re of the pri­vi­le­ge of stan­ding in front of the only mo­del of its kind on the Ame­ri­cas. This is a true car he­ri­ta­ge re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ve in Cu­ba, and Ex­ce­len­cias is proud of con­tri­bu­ting to this con­di­tion.

EL HEALY SILVERSTONE D-10 LO PRO­DU­JO, EN 1949, LA DO­NALD HEALY MO­TOR COM­PANY. BUS­CA­BA OFER­TAR UN AU­TO DE AL­TO REN­DI­MIEN­TO, EN ME­NOS DE 1 000 £, PUES A PAR­TIR DE ESA CI­FRA EL GO­BIERNO IN­GLÉS ACA­BA­BA DE DU­PLI­CAR EL IM­PUES­TO SO­BRE LA COM­PRA.TE­NÍA DOS PLA­ZAS; MO­TOR DE CUA­TRO CI­LIN­DROS EN LÍ­NEA, DOS CARBURADORES SU, Y 105 CV DE PO­TEN­CIA. LA VE­LO­CI­DAD MÁ­XI­MA ERA DE 160 km/h Y ACE­LE­RA­BA DE 0 A 100 km/h EN 11 s. GA­NÓ COM­PE­TEN­CIAS IN­TER­NA­CIO­NA­LESCO­MO EL COU­PE DES AL­PES EN 1949.

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