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Record Creation: Entered on 10 February 2018.

 

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2014-12-22 04:22:02  |  AH Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was changed from 1B/232164-M to BN2-L/228644
  • Notes From Heritage Record was changed from Key number: FP.445
    Details of factory fitted equipment: Wire wheels, Laminated windscreen, Heater, ...
    Original Austin Healey 100 M "Le mans" to Key number: FP.445
    Details of factory fitted equipment: Wire wheels, Laminated windscreen, Heater, ...
    Original Austin Healey 100 M \"Le mans\"

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    Heritage Notes

    Key number: FP.445
    Details of factory fitted equipment: Wire wheels, Laminated windscreen, Heater, ...
    Original Austin Healey 100 M \"Le mans\"

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    2012-12-11 16:35:36  |  Lofty writes:

    For sale on e-bay: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Austin-Healey-100M-Le-Mans-Convertible-1956-Austin-Heale ...

    1956
    AUSTIN HEALEY
    100-M "FACTORY"
    Matching number's with British Heritage Certificate

    CHASSIS: BN2-L/232164
    ENGINE: 1B/232164-M
    BODY #: 13186

    Originally Florida Green only 55 produced.
    Very nice Austin Healey 100-M "FACTORY".
    Correct etching numbers on the carburetors.
    Paint is very presentable and the interior is done in a black leather with white trim.
    Very strong running car, with a full service recently done.
    British Heritage Certificate comes with the car.
    MATCHING number car.
    Soft Top is new and ready to install.


    2018-01-17 16:31:31  |  pauls writes:

    Car listed as sold at:
    www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1215-Austin-Healey-100%20%22M%22-2.7%20Litre%20Inli ...

    Sellers description:
    1956 Austin-Healey 100 "M"
    s/n BN2-L/232164, Engine no. 1B/232164-M
    Old English White with Black Coves and White Interior with Red Piping

    According to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust's records, chassis number BN2-L/232164 was produced in May of 1956 as a left hand drive, North America market car, delivered new to Vancouver, Canada. It was equipped with wire wheels, a louvered bonnet, and a laminated windscreen. The Certificate of Factory Records, issued in March of 2009, goes on to state "The B.M.I.H.T. can confirm that this car is a genuine, factory built Austin Healey 100 M "Le Mans".

    The body numbers on particular this car, however, do not match that which the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate lists for this chassis, and may have been changed at some point in the car's early years. As this example has remained under the current ownership period for the last 27 years, and the body has remained largely unaltered during that time, this came as quite a surprise to the current custodian. Nonetheless, this has lead the 100M Registry to doubt the "M" provenance of this car, despite the presence of the welded air box support, a trait associated by many experts with only authentic factory built 100Ms. Inspections are welcome to make your own determination.

    The car is best described as a very good driver, having been restored some years ago by Chuck Rohn in Arizona, with just 4,700 miles logged since. According to the current owner, the restoration work included an engine rebuild, as well as paint, interior, and many other minor details. In early 2012 the car received a regular service, and four new tires. While no aspect of the car is done to show standards, the car is structurally straight and solid, with good paint, chrome, glass, and upholstery.

    Included with the sale of the car are top bows from Moss Motors, and new vinyl top material (unfitted), an extra transmission, the spare wheel with tire, an original owner's handbook, and a workshop manual.

    Whether or not its provenance as a 100 "M" can be fully supported, this car is sure to provide a wonderful ownership experience as a well equipped, strong performing, and aesthetically pleasing Austin Healey, just as it has done for the last twenty seven years for the current owner. As a 1956 production, it is eligible for many of North America's premier rally events where it will participate alongside cars many multiples its value.


    2018-02-10 20:09:46  |  pauls writes:

    Car to be at auction 2/18
    www.silverstoneauctions.com/1956-austin-healey-100m-le-mans-roadster

    Auction description:
    1956 Austin Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
    Lot No.: 538
    Registration: 778 YUS
    Chassis Number: BN2-L/232164
    Engine Number: 1B/232164-M
    Number of cylinders: 4
    CC: 2660
    Year of Manufacture: 1956
    RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
    Estimate (£): 160,000 - 185,000

    One of just 640 'Works' built 100M 'Le Mans' Roadsters
    Matching numbers and restored by renowned experts JME Healeys of Warwick in 2013
    Restored to exacting standards to factory specification according to BMIHT certificate
    Mille Miglia eligible with FIA papers until 31st December 2018
    Discreet upgrades including an unleaded fuel conversion, Kenlowe fan, electronic ignition, and large core aluminium radiator
    Offered from one of the leading private collections in the United Kingdom

    This fabulous Healey has been the subject of a comprehensive and fully detailed restoration during 2013 by JME Healeys of Warwick - one of the world's leading experts in and restorers of Austin Healey motor cars. Christopher Everard of JME Healeys offers the following statement within the documented restoration record that accompanies the vehicle:

    "As a Director of JME Healeys, I am delighted to fully authenticate this vehicle as an original factory built 100M and JME Healeys are proud to have completed the total restoration to the highest possible standards. I further confirm that all upgraded 100M components are correctly fitted to this vehicle as originally built by Austin Healey on 2nd May 1956."

    The car is believed to have spent the whole of its life in dry, salt-free areas of Canada and the USA until it returned to the UK in 2012, at which point JME removed the cars original outer bodywork. The whole body was soda blasted and the chassis sandblasted to bare metal. At this stage, it was clear that the car was amazingly original and in exceptional condition as confirmed by JME on the 8th of May 2014.

    "There has clearly been no accident damage in the vehicles lifetime as witnessed by all the original metals and period welds. During the last 35 years, we have restored hundreds of Healeys, but we have rarely seen a chassis and body to be in such original condition, almost free of corrosion and perfectly in alignment. As such we have taken the opportunity to record measurements of the chassis for our future referencing."

    The engine, still bearing its original plate number 1B/232164M, was stripped down and inspected by JME and was immediately identified as being the original 100M unit fitted from new. This engine showed little sign of wear and had obviously been lightly used over its lifetime. It maintained good oil pressure with the original (unground) crankshaft and the liners had been overbored once to +.030 and new non-100M spec pistons had been fitted, but there was water damage to just one pot. Under instruction from the vendor, a complete and thorough engine rebuild to precise 100M specification was undertaken by JME to include new standard size liners with new 100M pistons, and new valve guides, seats and springs. The crankshaft was re-ground and all new shells fitted to the big ends and main journals from std to .010. The crank was crack tested and rebalanced with the flywheel and a complete new clutch assembly fitted. The rebuild was completed with new Millers oil and filters, full test, drain and replacement of oil and filter, tightening of all mechanical fixings to correct torque settings and reset clearances. The result is an exceptionally strong engine.

    Some time was spent discussing the desirability of fitting upgrades to improve usability and eventually the decision was taken to enable the car to run on unleaded fuel and fit electronic ignition, a negative earth conversion, large-core aluminium radiator, a Kenlow fan, electric cut-out switch, and twin 12v socket supply. Further improvements include the fitting of halogen lamps within the original style headlamps for efficiency, a Dennis Welch steering box, competition front brake shoes, upgraded steering, radial tyres, and even Agriemach heat resistant matting fitted beneath the carpet for interior comfort and heat protection cementing this car's already impeachable credentials as a Mille Miglia or fast-road competition contender.

    Purchased from Silverstone Auctions in 2014 to join one of the leading classic car collections in the UK, this delightful little 100M has held its own amongst our vendor's 300 SL Roadster, Lamborghini Muira, 4.5-litre Bentley and other exotica. Having only covered some 300 miles in the car our vendor has regretfully decided to allow a new owner to enjoy it as intended.

    The next custodian of this exceptional car will receive each of the FIVA, BMIHT and FIA (valid until 31st December 2018) certifications, full inspection and authentication reports from Chris Everard of JME Healeys, plus copies of the invoices showing the, close to, £50,000 spent on this car. This car is sold on a UK V5C registration meaning it can be registered anywhere in Europe without any tax liabilities and comes to auction with a fresh MOT.


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