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 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.
The car that started it all. Steve Norton proud as punch with Concours award for his first Austin Healey SEE 360.
The Midland Healey Centre was launched and the Austin Healey journey begins.
Our first catalogue was printed. In the days before the internet this was one of the first glossy accessory catalogues devoted to Austin Healey.
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.
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.
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.
Works start in earnest on the CapeSport 100S
AHX11 is one of the first 19 prototype BN1 cars hand built at Warwick and the earliest standard pre-production car on the planet! Its arrival at Cape for full restoration cements our reputation as marque experts. The finished car would eventually be acquired by the Dutch Healey Museum as one of their key exhibits.
The Austin Healey Club celebrate again at Goodwood for the Sprites 50th birthday. Cape join with a CapeSport 100, AHX11 and the ‘Monaco car’.
AHX11 and latest CapeSport 100 take top honours at Concours.
Cape relocate to larger premises in Redditch. This move provides bigger workshops and improved office space, new staff arrive and systems are upgraded.
Cape purchases 911’s and starts its Porsche adventure. Same high quality standards applied to a new marque.
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.
Capes stand at the NEC Classic Car Show announces the Liberty acquisition and spotlights its ongoing commitment to Austin Healey and Porsche enthusiasts alike.
Drew Pritchard and the film crew from ‘Salvage Hunters’ visits Cape.
RLF 500, one of the original 55 100S arrives at Cape for ground-up restoration. Our long-standing association and proven experience and knowledge of these rare cars helps us secure the project.
Cape completes the 100S restoration and RLF 500 represents the Austin Healey Club at Hampton Court for the prestigious London Concours.
Official launch of CapeSport 911 #1.
Cape exhibit at the Honourable Artillery Company in London to curtain raise their second CapeSport 911.
Cape comes full circle, Steve proud as punch (again) receiving class and outright concours prizes with the restored RLF500.