The Healey Fiesta
The Healey Fiesta

The last vehicle to be manufactured that carried the “Healey Wings” that made it to the road is the Healey Fiesta. If you are asking, “The Healey What?” read on.

Built in Germany in 1978 as a standard Ford Fiesta and shipped to the USA, it was selected by the Ford Motor Company to be modified into the “Healey Fiesta.” The idea came from auto entrepreneur Gary Kohs of Detroit. He thought the Fiesta would be a good candidate for modification into a car that would be competitive with the Mini Cooper. He had a rendering made by artist Harry Weeks of California and presented the idea to Ford, suggesting that Healey Automotive Consultants Ltd. of Warwick, England would be the best company for making the modifications. Ford bought the idea and made arrangements with Donald Healey and his son Geoff.

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