Welcome to this website. My name is Peter Aardoom, I live in the Netherlands and this website is all about the Haldane sportscars.
When I heard of the Haldane sportscars about 30 years ago (see articles section) the concept of the car always stayed with me.
Further investigation learned Haldane made cars between 1987 and 1994, started producing for the kitcar market, reached type approval
for the car, encountered financial problems and eventually sold to Pilgrim. Haldane created three models:
Haldane HD100 mk1: Austin-Healey 100/4 grille with Vauxhall (Opel) suspension
Haldane HD100 mk2: Austin-Healey 100/4 grille with Ford suspension and a different chassis
Haldane HD300: Austin-Healey 3000 grille with Ford suspension
In 2012 a Haldane HD100 mk1 was offered for sale in Belgium and I bought it.
It was told that this car was in a Belgium museum for quite some time (which I doubt) and was restored to look good. It certainly looked very good.
However, there were some issue's:
- the windscreen and pillars were cut down for a lower windscreen
- the electrical wiring of the car was a mess
- the rear suspension was too soft
- because of the lowered windscreen only a tonneau cover could be fitted
- mechanically it needed a lot of attention
This looked to me as a good project so the car was bought from the Belgium owner.
I started to collect as much documentation as I could and made an appointment for an inspection with the RDW
(the Dutch version of the DVLA) to get a Dutch registration. I also made sure brakes, lighting and various other items were working.
It took me three visits to the RDW before my car was approved.
In 2013 I did a partial restoration and conversion to left hand drive (LHD).
For more detailed information, see tabs 'Wiring', 'Trim', 'Suspension', 'Windscreen' and 'LHD'.
In 2014 I tried to find out more about the history of the Haldane cars. I managed to get in contact with Brian Harrison, co-founder of Haldane.
He kindly provided me with a lot of photographs and he agreed to my proposal to write a history section about Haldane for this website.
Offcourse he reviewed this history section thoroughly beforehand and added anecdote's. When finished he agreed with publishing this history section.
When I wrote down the history of Haldane I received quite some info and a number of Haldane badges from Brian Harrison, founder of Haldane Sportscars.
The last available badge was donated to the Dutch Healey museum.
Unfortunately Brian Harrison passed away in 2020.
In 2015 the entire suspension has been restored with all new bearings, bushes, brake lines and brake components.
On the rear axle the nut on the pinion shaft worked itself loose and locked up the rear wheels while doing 60+ kmph.
In order to pass the APK (MOT) the wire wheels had to go because the central spinners were too wide for the bodywork.
In January 2017 Bryan Johnson, who owned a "Haldane" 100S with an unusual chassis, informed me he had a call from Bob Adams (Bobs Affordable Classics).
Bob Adams knew who built his car! It was not Haldane...
I called Bob and he gave me the number of Pete Farries of PCF Motors. Pete made the moulds for a Healey 100/4 replica, the moulds for a Healey 100s replica and built a number of cars. In December 1986 Pete offered the moulds and a body for sale (see "Articles") and eventually sold to Haldane.
Pete Farries sent me a number of photographs and this has been the basis for another "History" section.
Update: 11-Jun-2023 General website modifications.
Update: 15-Jun-2021 "Register" updated, another Haldane Mk2 surfaced, thank you Dirk.
Update: 11-Jun-2021 "Register" updated, another Haldane 300 surfaced, thank you Uwe.
Update: 04-May-2020 "Register" updated, another Haldane Mk1 surfaced, thank you Paul.
Update: 06-Jan-2020 "Register" updated, another Haldane Mk1 surfaced (XSE575S).
Update: 02-Jan-2020 "Register" updated, more information about the first Haldane.
Update: 30-Dec-2019 Several updates, homepage and hardtop sections.
Update: 25-Jan-2019 Removed a car from the register, apparently not a Haldane, sorry...
Update: 12-Nov-2017 Paul Little driving through English country lanes!
Update: 12-Nov-2017 "Register" updated, new pictures from Bernhard Platzer.
Update: 22-Aug-2017 "Register" updated, Haldane mk2 for sale on ebay.
Update: 7-Aug-2017 "Register" updated, an unfinished Haldane Mk1 bought by Martin Boagey.
Update: 25-Apr-2017 "Register" updated, thanks to Matthias Wienand.
Update: 10-Jan-2017 "Articles" updated, thanks to Pete Farries.
Update: 10-Jan-2017 "Register" updated, thanks to Lance Sweeny from the USA.
Update: 2-Dec-2016 "Register" updated, Haldane HD300, A902 DPG added.
Update: 2-Nov-2016 "Register" updated, Haldane Q595 TDS added by Leon Fuller.
Update: 10-Oct-2016 "Register" updated, Haldane for sale on ebay.
Update: 22-Apr-2016 "Riley" update, "Register" update thanks to Roger Bell.
Update: 8-Mar-2016 "Register" update from Garry Thomson.
Update: 23-Feb-2016 "Register" update.
Update: 23-Aug-2015 "MOT" added and "Driving" updated.
Update: 4-June-2015 "Register" updated, HD300 and HD100 Mk1 added.
Update: 14-Jun-2014 "Register" updated, thanks to Bernhard Platzer: Haldane MkI surfaced in Germany.
Update: 13-Apr-2014 "Register" updated, Haldane MkI for sale on ebay (Ireland).
Update: 8-Dec-2013 "Register" updated thanks to John Prince.
Update: 25-Oct-2013 "Register" updated thanks to Bryan Johnson.
Update: 26-Sep-2013 "Register" updated, UHR723Y update and Q769XSC for sale on e-bay.
Update: 23-Sep-2013 "Register" updated thanks to Neil Hansen. "Driving" updated.
Update: 4-Sep-2013 "History" update, thanks to Brian Harrison.
Update: 23-Aug-2013 Huge "Articles" update.
Update: 25-July-2013 "Suspension", "Drivetrain" and "Register" added.
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