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2007-08-21 17:30:38 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '06

Auction info:
Le Mans Classic, Christies (8th July 2006)
Ann�e: 1955
Ch�ssis No. AHS 3607
Moteur No. 1B222717C
Year: 1955
Engine: four cylinder, in-line, pushrod overhead valve, twin carburettors, 2.660cc, producing 132bhp at 4.700rpm; Gearbox: four speed manual with overdrive: Suspension: front, independent coil spring with wishbones, rear, semi-elliptic leaf spring; Brakes: discs all round. Left hand drive.

Coachwork: Roadster, dark blue over cream with black interior

The Austin-Healey 100S on offer here is a lovely example of a mere 55 produced. AHS 3607 was originally delivered on 23 March 1955 to British Motor Car Distributors, San Francisco, fitted with engine number 1B222717C. It was raced at Lime Rock among other US circuits but was still highly original (with original upholstery, screen, engine etc) prior to its sympathetic "ground up" restoration between 1992 & 1994 - the odometer showing a mere 23,000 miles which was believed to be correct. The original upholstery, being rather tired was removed but is still together with the car, as is the original Perspex screen. A full photographic record of the rebuild is included in the history file. It has since been used in various events including the Mille Miglia and has been raced in invitation events at the N�rburgring and Silverstone. The engine was completely rebuilt again by South Cerney Engineering in 2001 and was fitted with a new cylinder head (original retained with the car) and a new steel billet crank and rods, new flywheel etc. Everything has been professionally maintained regardless of cost and the car's condition and preparation can only be described as immaculate.
This ultra rare '100S' represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the Marque's most iconic models and to many the purest and most beautiful. Very few authentic '100S' models are still around today, consequently they very rarely appear for sale as owner's retain them as treasured collectors' items and highly eligible competition cars. Christie's recommends close inspection of this stunning example. The Healey comes with FIA and FIVA papers, a comprehensive history file and a large quantity of spare parts. It is tax paid in the EEC and still has the original USA Title in the file which should make it possible to import it into the USA without duty if this is ever required.
Lot Details
Auction Le Mans Classic
Christies, Paris
Type Car
Lot Number 101
Estimate €280000-€340000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) -
Year 1955
Condition rating 0
Registration number
Mileage -
Chassis number AHS 3607
Engine number 1B222717C

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