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Lot 106

1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'

  • Chassis no. BN2-L/230813
  • Engine no. 1B/230813-M

Sold for €201.600

Documents: UK V5


110 bhp, 2,660 cc OHV inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,286 mm

  • Confirmed by the 100 M ‘Le Mans’ Registry as one of 640 produced
  • Concours restoration completed by marque experts JME Healey
  • Presented in its original period colours and with all correct numbers throughout


Offered here is a genuine 100 M ‘Le Mans’ on 13 February 1956 as certified by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and 100 M ‘Le Mans’ Registry. It is presented with its correct numbers throughout and retains its original 100 M engine, bearing the original plate number 1B/230813-M fitted new at manufacture.

Following completion in early 1956, this Healey was shipped to the United States and is believed to have spent the majority of its life there, being purchased by Mr John Habersham Elliott Jr of Virginia in 1994 in poor condition. Mr Elliott commenced the restoration process, including the completion of the inner structure metalwork, fitting the inner structure of the vehicle to a new Kilmartin chassis (correct specification with fixed damper mounts), which is common amongst Healey restorations.

Purchased by the current owner, due to Mr Elliott’s failing health, the car was imported to the United Kingdom in 2014. This 100 M was then returned to its full former glory, being the subject of a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration during 2015 by JME Healeys of Warwick – one of the world’s leading experts and restorers of Austin-Healeys. Beautifully finished in its original colour combination of Black over Reno Red, the car is now offered for sale with full 100 M authentication from JME itself, plus a documented and photographic restoration record with invoices totalling £65,000. Since completion, this Healey has been shown at several shows and is offered for sale with a new Everflex hood, tonneau cover, copper and Thor hammer, and wooden-eared spanner. Furthermore, this 100 M is also accompanied by an original tool kit, jack, grease gun, original owner's manuals, service manuals, and sales brochures.

An affordable and highly eligible Austin-Healey, this 100 M has many exciting miles ahead of it.





Moteur quatre-cylindres en ligne, 2 660 cm³, soupapes en tête, transmission quatre rapports avec overdrive, suspension avant indépendante avec ressorts hélicoïdaux, essieu arrière rigide avec ressorts semi-elliptiques, freins à tambour à commande hydraulique sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 286 mm

• Certifiée par le registre 100 M "Le Mans" comme étant un des 640 exemplaires produits
• Restauration concours par JME Healey, expert de la marque
• Teintes et numéros d’origine

La voiture proposée est une authentique Austin-Healey 100 M Le Mans sortie d’usine le 13 février 1956, telle qu’elle est certifiée par le British Motor Industry Heritage Trust et le registre 100 M "Le Mans". Elle se présente avec tous ses numéros corrects et comporte son moteur 100 M d’origine, avec sa plaque 1B/230813 posée lors de sa production à l’usine.

Après sa sortie d'usine au début de l’année 1956, cette Healey a été exportée vers les Etats-Unis et semble y avoir passé l’essentiel de son existence, avant d'être récupérée en 1994, en état médiocre, par M. John Habersham Elliott Jr, de Virginie. M. Elliott a entamé le processus de restauration qui a compris la reprise de la structure métallique de la carrosserie, montée ensuite sur un châssis neuf Kilmartin (aux spécifications d’origine, avec ses supports d’amortisseur fixes), un choix fréquent dans le cadre de la restauration de roadsters Healey.

Achetée par son propriétaire actuel à la suite de problèmes de santé dont a souffert M. Elliott, la voiture a été importée au Royaume-Uni en 2014. Cette 100 M a pu retrouver sa splendeur d’antan, ayant fait l’objet pendant l’année 2015 d’une restauration complète, mécanique et carrosserie, chez JME Healey à Warwick, établissement qui compte parmi les meilleurs experts et restaurateurs d’Austin-Healey dans le monde. Splendide avec sa combinaison de couleurs d’origine, peinture noire et rouge "Reno", la voiture est aujourd’hui proposée à la vente avec une certification complète effectuée par JME, un dossier de restauration comprenant des photos et des factures dont le montant totalise 65 000 £ (plus de 75 000 €). Depuis sa restauration, cette Healey a été exposée lors de plusieurs événements et se présente avec une capote neuve Everflex, un couvre-tonneau neuf, un marteau Thor en cuivre et une clé de papillons en bois. Par ailleurs, cette 100 M est aussi accompagnée de sa trousse à outils, son cric et sa pompe à graisse d'origine, ainsi que de ses manuels d'utilisation et d'entretien d'origine, et de catalogues.

Austin-Healey abordable et éligible dans de nombreux évènements, cette 100 M se tient prête pour d’excitantes nouvelles aventures.

Addendum

Please note that this 100 M is also accompanied by an original tool kit, jack, grease gun, original owner's manuals, service manuals, and sales brochures.

Veuillez noter que cette 100 M est aussi accompagnée de sa trousse à outils, son cric et sa pompe à graisse d'origine, ainsi que de ses manuels d'utilisation et d'entretien d'origine, et de catalogues.

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