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Little Big Healeys

Little Big Healeys

Becoming a little blasé about meticulously crafted scale models is an occupational hazard around the DCX office…and then we see something like this.halfscaleHealeys_20_1200

We first read about Colin Rule in the blog at Hemmings Daily, who combined his occupation as a professional Austin Healey restorer in Australia with his passion for antique pedal cars to produce a 1/2-scale replica of an Austin Healey 3000 MkIII. He then equipped it with a 24V electric motor so it didn’t have to rely on pedal power any longer.

junior_perspectiveHe has now created several half-size Healey clones, as well as a pair of lookalike gas go-karts capable of 100+mph! But its the scale cars that blow our minds — check out the engine detail! halfscaleHealeys_16_1200Even more impressive when you consider that 98% of the parts are hand-made!

(For more, check out Hemmings’ original story HERE.)

 

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Updated: January 25, 2017 — 1:18 PM

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