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HFI, an Anglo-American consortium, has purchased Healey Automotive Consultants from the family of Donald Healey, and they've apparently got one roadworthy prototype done and another in the hopper. But here's where the plot thickens Austin Healey fans may remember that a group called GB Sports was in negotiations with Nanjing, who bought the withered husk of MG last year. The wicket gets stickier after the jump.

No Austin Healey can be built without the consent of Nanjing and the holder of the Healey name, which is now HFI. Although HFI managing director Tim Fenna won't comment on dealings with GB, we doubt that the group bought out Healey just to bring back the Nash Healey. Can we safely call GB dead in the water? The probability is high.

Healey ready to make its marque again [Telegraph, UK]

New Day Rising for Austin Healey? [Internal]