|2.6 - 4 100|
|Left Hand Drive|
|6 February 1956||Canada|
|1956||Black / Bright Red|
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2015-07-11 17:22:13 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 8/15
Documented as one of the 640 original factory-built examples of the competition-bred Austin-Healey 100M and one of just 191 known remaining today. Fresh expert restoration by Lynn Martin at Forever Healeys to strict AHCA (Austin-Healey Club of America) Gold Concours standard and one of few - if any - AHCA Gold Concours-winning 100Ms offered publicly over the past decade. Complete with tools, owner's manual, BMIHT Certificate, and a restoration book, it is listed in the AHCA Registry and eligible for a multitude of top shows and tours. To be shown at 2015 Quail Motorsports Gathering.
This spectacular 100M was acquired during 2012 by a prominent and extremely selective collector from the Pacific Northwest who is an Austin-Healey marque specialist, a member of the Austin-Healey Club of America (AHCA) National Concours Committee, and a certified AHCA Concours Judge. A total body-off-frame restoration, completed of course to stringent AHCA Gold Concours judging standards, was expertly performed by Lynn Martin at Forever Healeys in Post Falls, Idaho and completed in 2014. Confirmation of its excellence came after some 2 ½ hours of scrutiny by a four-judge team on the show field, with this 100M one of just two Austin-Healeys on the West Coast to receive coveted AHCA Gold honors in 2014.
According to its corresponding British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) Certificate confirming its original data, this rare factory-built 100M is a left-hand drive North American export model built on February 6, 1956 and sold new to its first owner via the Austin Motor Company of Canada. Handsomely finished Black and Reno Red Duotone paint complemented by red upholstery and a black top, this 100M was factory-equipped with a heater, laminated windscreen, a speedometer calibrated in miles-per-hour, wire wheels, and of course, the competition-type louvered bonnet characteristic of the 100M. In addition, the aforementioned certificate states, "The BMIHT can confirm that this vehicle is a genuine, factory built 100M 'Le Mans'." Already rare as one of just 640 factory-built 100Ms, it is far more so today as one of just 191 known examples documented on the 100M Registry website today.
A complete, matching numbers example, this stellar 100M further retains the factory-issued numbers on the boot and bonnet, plus the correct 100M-spec carburetors and distributor, and even the correctly-numbered vacuum advance mechanism. While offered for sale at auction at Monterey, this 100M has been invited to, and will be displayed at, the prestigious Quail Motorsports Reunion during the spectacular Monterey Classic Car Week this August. Fresh and ready to be shown at any serious concours-level event, this 100M has covered only an approximate 520 miles since its restoration was completed to ensure proper mechanical sorting and running order. Accompanied by a restoration book, a complete tool roll along with a jack, a "knock-off" wheel hammer, and an original owner's manual, this stellar 100M is eligible for today's finest classic rallies, tours, and events including the Colorado Grand, Copperstate 1,000, and the event where the Austin-Healey famously made its competition debut in 1953, the storied Mille Miglia.