1956 Austin-Healey 100M LeMansSOLD
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Reference Number 97492

as of 8/26/2010

Overview
Car 1956 Austin-Healey 100M LeMans
VIN BN2L230698 
Exterior / Interior Color Florida Green with Ivory / Black 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 6,900 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

In 1953 Austin-Healey entered 2 very modestly modified cars for the 24 Hrs. of LeMans. They managed a top speed of 119mph on the Mulsanne Straight and finished 12th and 14th overall. This was a extraordinary performance for basically unaltered mass produced cars. To take advantage of the publicity generated by the LeMans performance Donald Healey devised a bolt-on tuning kit which he called “LeMans”. The kit was available from any dealership. The “LeMans” Modification Kit consisted of a pair of 1 ¾” HD6 SU carburetors mounted on a special manifold, a high lift cam, stronger valve springs, a steel faced cylinder head gasket, a special distributor and a cold air box. On the cold air box was a brass plate mounted proclaiming “This car has been fitted with a LeMans Modification Kit”. The 100M however had this kit as standard equipment. Besides the kit it also sported a stiffer anti-roll bar and 8.1:1 compression pistons. The engine delivered 110bhp. On the outside the main feature was a louvered bonnet with a leather strap. The car we present here is one of 640 100Ms built by the factory and one of about 154 car existing today. This is a genuine 100 LeMans which was totally restored by world famous FourInTune in Cedarburg, WI in 1994. The 100M bares its original Florida Green and Ivory White paint scheme with Black interior and Black soft top. The car was built March 3rd 1956, but is registered as a 1955. We have the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate as well as photographic evidence of the restoration on file.

This car is eligible for the majority of American and European classic car events.

The asking price is $124,000 or any reasonable offer. Interesting trades or partial trades are very welcome.

 

We can arrange shipping to any port of your choosing.

 

For more questions please call Ron at (415)336-5622 or ron@cammisamotor.com