Our Story

Restoring & caring for classic cars for over 25 years

Cape International builds cars that work in the real world, intelligently specified and exquisitely detailed, setting the highest standards in Austin Healey and Porsche 911 restoration. We are also one of the largest stockists of new, used and Austin Healey parts  and accessories.

Our mission is to help you build the car of your dreams, helping classic legends live on.

Our Roadmap

Time working with timeless classics

1987

Our founder, Steve Norton bought his first Austin Healey, a rusty project RHD Mk II tri-carb, and it was completed in perfect time to deliver him to the church for his wedding day in 1993

1987

1993

The Midland Healey Centre was launched and the Austin Healey journey began

1993

1994

Our first catalogue was printed

1994

1999

The company’s name was changed to Cape International reflecting a link to the Warwick birthplace of the marque and our widening reputation for selling parts worldwide

1999

2002

AH50 Golden Anniversary Celebrations

Steve Norton joins the AH Club’s organising team planning the marque’s 50th anniversary

Our first CapeSport 3000 is assembled ready for launch at AH50. It is launched to rave reviews and features on front cover of Classic Cars magazine

2002

2003

Cape International’s 10th Birthday

CapeSport 3000 is delivered to its new owner. With finishes like unique metallic silver over gloss black, a black hardtop and minilite wheels, it firmly placed Austin Healey in the GT class.

2003

2004

Works start in earnest on the CapeSport 100S

2004

2005

Arrival of the AHX11 cements our reputation as experts with early cars 11. It is one of the first 19 prototype BN1 cars hand built at Warwick and the earliest standard pre-production car on the planet!

2005

2007

The AHX11 is purchased for display in the Dutch Austin Healey Museum

2007

2012

We purchase much larger premises in Redditch. This move sees new staff arrive, a bigger car workshop and improvements to systems and stockholding

2012

2014

Our first RuddSpeed 3000 arrives and our bodyshop recaptures its Cobra-esque detailing and period modifications. It is now a regular feature exhibit at the Manx Motor Museum.

2014

2016

Our Earls Court Motor Show BN2 arrives at the UK Austin Healey Clubs National Concours. On display for the first time since its 1955 debut it wins its class and becomes national Champion.

2016

2018

Cape is acquired and joins the vehicle technology companies within the Liberty House Group. Expansion is planned and recruitment starts.

2018

2020

Porsche 911 now added to the CapeSport offering – turning the first page of a new chapter in the Cape story.

2020

In the Press

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