|2.6 - 4 100||Black / Reno Red|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|7 February 1956||United States|
|1956||Black / Reno Red|
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2022-08-05 14:34:41 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 9/22
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Roadster
CHASSIS NO: BN2-L/230753
• A Certified Factory Gold Build 100M with matching numbers engine
• 100M “Le Mans” Registry Certificate of Membership, and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate
• Just received an extensive two-year nut and bolt restoration
• Restored in the correct black over Reno Red leather interior
• Over $160,000 in restoration receipts included
Production of the 100M commenced on September 5, 1955, and when 100M production ended on July 16, 1956, just 640 examples were factory-built. In addition, roughly 500 "Le Mans" conversion kits were sold to Austin-Healey dealers or car owners to convert standard models to the higher "Le Mans" specification. According to experts, of the 640 cars built at the factory, approximately only 260 are known to exist today.
This very rare, factory-built, alloy 100M benefits from a full body-off-frame restoration by Austin-Healey Club President Gary Feldman and Automotive Artistry, freshly completed and beautifully presented throughout. All receipts and data accompany your purchase, along with the original tool roll and jack. The deep black finish over Reno Red accents is impressive and classic when combined with the red leather interior and matching English wool carpeting. The top, tonneau, and side curtains are likewise as new.
The matching numbers engine, four-speed gearbox, and overdrive unit were rebuilt using all new parts, and the twin 1¾-inch SU H6 carburetors feature polished domes. The original 140 mph speedometer and 6,500 rpm tachometer were restored as well. New mechanical items include a jet-coated exhaust manifold, a new steel exhaust system, brake lines, master brake and slave cylinders, fuel lines and fuel pump, as well as a refurbished gas tank, new four-row radiator, and all new electrical components and cloth wiring harness. Other features include an original 16-inch banjo-type steering wheel, drop-down racing windscreen, re-chromed, original, heavy-gauge bumpers, 48-spoke chrome wire wheels, and a spare tire.
Accompanied by full photo documentation, a 100M “Le Mans” Registry Certificate of Membership, and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate confirming it is indeed a genuine, factory-built 100M, this striking example is simply superb throughout, and an enviable addition to any fine sports car collection.