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BN2L230818

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2014-07-28 08:46:48  |  pauls writes:

Car was at 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions, did not sell.
www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Arizona 16 - 17 January 2014
Lot 35
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Factory' Le Mans BN2 Roadster
To be auctioned on Thursday, January 16, 2014
High Bid of $160,000

Chassis no. BN2-L/230818
Engine no. 1B/230818
Body no. 12340

This 1956 100M is one of 640 made by the factory, and it was purchased by the current owner in the summer of 2011. A complete restoration commenced after the purchase, which included taking the car completely apart, including the body, frame, engine, transmission, brakes, and steering. Everything was then rebuilt, including a new fuel tank, with new parts where the old ones were not deemed 100 percent correct and in top condition. During inspection, the car was found to have all the criteria necessary to authenticate a factory 100M: all four cockpit surrounds are correctly stamped, as are the boot lid and bonnet, with the latter being the original louvered one. There are correct, marked carburetors and an induction manifold, and the engine compartment has been modified to make room for them. Additionally, this 100M retains its original and correctly stamped distributor. The engine was completely rebuilt with some performance upgrades, such as a lighter flywheel. The original four-speed overdrive gearbox was rebuilt, too.

The seats were very good, with a little bit of patina, which the owner preferred to new leather, and they have been retained. The car is painted in correct Healey Blue over white, with a dark blue interior. New high-quality paint was applied, and new carpets have been installed throughout, including a new boot lining. Extra driving lights were also fitted. A new, smaller wood steering wheel was installed to facilitate entry and exit, but the original steering wheel also accompanies the car.

The restoration was done by Greg Perry at Vintage Motor Cars, of Mesa, Arizona, and it took a year-and-a-half to complete, at a cost of about $90,000. The engine was air flowed and tuned by Jim Unsworth, of flow bench fame.

This Healey has a 100M Le Mans Registry Certificate, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate of Origin, and a Gold 100M Certificate, as well as all of its correct factory stampings, tools, and side curtains. It is surely one of the best and most desirable examples.


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