1954 Austin Healey BN1 'Cape Works Special'



Chris & Dan Everard are third generation Austin Healey specialists. Their Father Jon established JME Healeys in 1978 and since then JME have led the way in Austin Healey restoration and competition preparation.


In 2017, JME Healeys celebrated its 40th year anniversary and for the occasion we felt it fitting to build a car to our own specification using all the experience and knowledge of cars we have built over the past 4 decades. The car we completed surpassed all expectations of both performance and styling and sold immediately upon completion in February 2017.


The car you see in front of you is now the second of its kind. The JME Cape Works Special retains the integrity and simplicity of an original Austin Healey 100/4. Reimagined and built in the original Donald Healey workshop in Warwick. Our aim was to produce a car that not only looked fast & exciting, but it also had to be exciting to drive, mixing the power of a race car but the refinement and usability of a road car.


  • New chassis fitted with new front & rear bulkheads using handmade panels, all assembled in house. Chassis strengthened and modified at identified weak points. 

  • All aluminium crafted outer body. Tailored front wing vent louvers & front air scoop. 

  • Custom Perspex wrap around windscreen & custom swept sidescreens.

  • Uprated and adjustable front & rear suspension.

  • Front & rear anti-roll bars, custom fabricated and fully rose jointed.

  • Dual circuit racing pedal box setup with 4-pot alloy calipers & vented front disc setup. 100S Dunlop rear discs & calipers along with Hydraulic handbrake.

  • 3.66 Final drive.

  • 2954cc from the original 100/4 Block and producing 207BHP.

  • Full steel bottom end, with JME spec camshaft, forged pistons and roller rockers.

  • JME Race Side exit exhaust system.

  • JME hydraulic concentric clutch release bearing.

  • Custom built foam filled fuel tank.

  • LED Front Headlighting.

  • JME 100/4 sport bucket seats with full tailored leather interior.

  • 140mph speedometer & Chronometric Tachometer.

  • Tailored short Tonneau cover.

  • 72 spoke black painted wire wheels & Avon CR6ZZ Tyres.

Supplied with UK V5C registration document, detailed folder of restoration investment and comprehensive photo album of the works undertaken.


Complete with 2 Sets of Keys, Thor Hammer, and jack.

For further information on this car or to arrange a viewing or test drive, please contact us on our email address at enquiries@jmehealeys.co.uk or call our workshop on +44 01926 499000


Austin Healey specialist | JME Healeys | Warwick

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