'56 AUSTIN HEALEY 100M FACTORY LE MANS
The ultimate British gentlemen drivers car: the Austin Healey 100M
The pure looks characteristic of the Austin Healey 100 come into their own in the ultimate BN2 incarnation the “100M Le Mans”.
The BN2 distincts itself as a better version of the original design using a new 4-speeds gearbox with overdrive on the 2 high gears and a modified rear axle. The nec plus ultra of the BN2 is the 100M “Le Mans” offered here. The 100M was introduced in 1955 with factory fitted larger carburettors, high lift camshaft and high compression pistons. The bonnet gained louvres along with a leather bonnet strap. In all, only 640 100M’s were built in the Longbridge factory.
The 100M for sale here is one of those 640 factory 100M’s and was given a full restoration during its last years. Previous owner prepared the car meticulous with rallys and endurance tours in mind; Giving the Healey an alternator en high torque starter, new electrics to be able to provide sufficient current and added reliability to the instruments and navigation tools. To add safety new 4 point seatbelts were installed. All of wich is fully reversible, so it can be returned to factory spec.
This Matching numbers and colours car has its BMHT and Le Mans-Register certificates to prove its pedigree. It also comes with plenty of historical documents, invoices and restoration photo’s.
The Big Healey 100M proposed here is ready to participate in numerous and famous events all over the world. The power and raw grunt paired with the driving experience of one of the best driving BN2’s will leave you with a big smile every time you get behind the wheel.
So, not only a nice return on investment but a great deal of fun assured.