Works Cars

Over the years Denis Welch Motorsport have restored and prepared many ex-works cars. 

Austin Healey 3000 - DD 300
This ex-works car is perhaps one of the most famous racing Austin Healey cars, with a long history of competiton having originally competed at Sebring and Le Mans in 1960 in the hands of Jack Sears and Peter Riley.

Later sold to John Chatham who raced it for more than 40 years in hundreds of competitons until it was sold in 2006.

DD 300 is a regular competitor at events including the Silverstone Classic and the Goodwood Revival.

Austin Healey 3000 - 767 KNX

The car competed in the 1964 12 hours of Sebring driven by Paddy Hopkirk and Grant Clark who's race ended after just 49 laps when the car ended up on its roof.

Sold by the works team and briefly used for sprints and hill climbs it was later sold to its third owner who would keep it for some 26 years entering it into the Targa Florio in 1966 and 1968. Having spent time in America, the car returned to the UK following sale where the owner entrusted it to Denis Welch Motorsport to work on the mechanicals and extensive race preparation. After a lengthy absence the car returned to competiton in late 2016.

Austin Healey 3000 - SMO 746

This is one of three of the first series of 3000 MkI Works rally cars produced and was raced by Jack Sears, Pat Moss and John Gott in period. When Gott left the Works Team, he purchased the car and continued to race it privately, developing it into a modsports car. Following Gott's death in 1972, the car was sold and remained hidden for 43 years in a private collection.

In 2015 the car was offered for sale. The new owner and instructed Denis Welch Motorsport to undertake a complete restoration, returning it to a pre-modsports specification and one that will allow it to compete in historic motorsport once again.

Austin Healey 100S - RWD 132

The ex-John Doulton 100S is one of the competition specification cars with an all-aluminium body, alloy head, special gearbox and all round disc brakes.

Purchased new by Dalton in 1955, the car went on to compete in 40 races with Dalton at the wheel until 1958. Co-driven also by well known Healey 100S works driver Lance Macklin. The car competed at almost every major circuit in period. After extensive work carried out at Denis Welch Motorsport the car later competed again at the Goodwood Revival and at several other events with excellent results.

Austin Healey Le Mans Sprite - ENX 415C

The first of two, factory works entries for the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours. Driven by Rauno Aaltonen and Clive Baker who unfortunately failed to finish after the distributor drive broke. After further racing in 1966 and 1967 the car 'disappeared' from view and was rediscovered in 1988 in a very dilapidated condition. Denis Welch Motorsport rebuilt the car from the ground up and it formed part of a parade at the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours. 

Austin Healey Le Mans Sprite - ENX 416C
The sister car was also a works entry in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours. Paul Hawkins and John Rhodes finished 12th overall, and 1st in class. They were also placed 3rd in the Thermal Efficiency Index. For many years displayed in the Patrick Collection before being sold at auction, the car was also restored by Denis Welch Motorsport.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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