Jaguar's XJ - lie in ads

Kent McLean
Sat, 7 Jun 2003 07:54:20 -0400

Scott wrote:
> The first mass produced aluminium bodied car was the Acura NSX...

The original 1953 Austin-Healey 100 (4 cylinder), was produced with
aluminium front and rear shrouds, fenders, doors, hood and trunk lids.
I think it was a short production run, maybe pre-production, as they kept
the aluminium shrouds but went with steel in the other body pieces later
in production.

'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"
'56 Austin-Healey 100 BN2