1956 Austin-Healey 100M

1956 Austin-Healey 100M

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Vehicle Description

Black leather interior, carpet,
Black convertible top, Black tonneau cover, numbers matching, 2.6
Liter 4-cylinder engine, Uprated 5-speed gearbox, Complete
restoration in 2008, still in superb condition, reported to have
only 52,000 original miles prior to its complete restoration,
Factory Le Mans 100M, BMIHT Certificate, 100M Le Mans Registry
Certificate of Membership, Prepared for vintage rally and

The Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 roadster was introduced at the Earls
Court - London Motor Show and was a huge success. As such, Healey
also produced a race version, the ultra-rare 100S and offered
similar "M LeMans" upgrades to cars sold for street use, either at
the factory or through dealerships.

After building more than 10,000 BN1s in three years, Austin
introduced a new Healey, known as the BN2, for 1955. This car
featured a four-speed transmission and was offered both in standard
trim and well as a new "hot" model, the 100M Le Mans. This model
adopted larger carburetors, a high-lift cam, higher 8.1:1
compression, stiffer front suspension and a louvered hood secured
by a leather strap. True factory-built 100M Le Mans Competition
Roadsters accounted for only 640 cars, which are all tracked and
documented by a dedicated registry and the British Motor Industry
Heritage Trust.

This car is indeed one of the 640 built from factory in Le Mans
specification. Restored in the UK circa 2008, this matching number,
North American specification 100M used an enjoyed a few thousand
miles. The numbers-matching 2,660cc inline-four was refurbished in
2005 by Denis Welch Motorsport of Staffordshire, England, and
features twin SU HD6 carburetors, a polished aluminum valve cover,
8.1:1-compression pistons, a high-lift camshaft, and a cold-air
box. In 2015 it was used in the famed Mille Miglia Retrospective in
Italy. Circa 2018 it was acquired by its most recent owner and
imported to the United States.

With vintage tours in mind, this 100M has been outfitted with a
Monit rally tripmeter, Moto-Lite wood-rim steering wheel, the
bumpers have been removed and replaced with rear bumperettes, Lucas
front driving lamps have been fitted and a Denis Welch tachometer,
two fuel pumps with a switch to go to a backup if needed and first
and second gears are straight cut. Servicing during 2021 included,
new Painted 15? wire wheels with two-eared knock-offs, 185/70
Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, repacking the wheel bearings,
replacing the brake shoes, springs, rebuilt brake master cylinder,
gearbox rebuild and new clutch.


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