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For Sale: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M
in Costa Mesa, California

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Crevier Classic Cars
Crevier Classic Cars
365-B Clinton St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
888-711-0551
Description
 
Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer our 1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster. This is a factory built 100M as documented by the Heritage Trust certificate and is a numbers matching example. The Austin Healey 100 M "Le Mans" "factory-built" sports cars were produced between September 5, 1955 and July 16, 1956. According to factory records discovered in July of 1985, only 640 of these 100 M cars were made. This figure is based on the factory build cards, which called for a louvered bonnet. This factory produced series was designated the M model by Donald Healey. Throughout its production run in the 1950s, the Austin-Healey was available in a variety of different model specifications. As befitting its competition background, a model was developed for racing: the 100S. This boasted alloy body panels in addition to a modified engine, and the model was entered in many of the classic endurance events such as Sebring, the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. As just 55 examples of the 100S had been built for competition work, Austin-Healey decided to capitalize on its success and offer some of the modifications to the ordinary customer. A Le Mans package was developed, and cars fitted with this were referred to as 100Ms. Modifications included a higher compression ratio, high-lift camshafts and larger SU carburetors. This increased power to 110bhp, compared to 90bhp for the standard car. Other identifying features included hood louvers and a leather hood strap. By the end of 1956, the original four-cylinder engine had been replaced with a six-cylinder unit. This meant that the 100M cars, built only in 1955 and 1956, were some of the last, original four-cylinder cars, and also some of the most desirable. The basic details of the history of this 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Roadster are set out on the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate that accompanies the car. Chassis number BN2-L/232183 was built as a left-hand drive 100M model at Austin’s Longbridge factory on 4, May 1956. It was destined for the Austin-Healey dealer in San Francisco. Extra equipment included a heater, a laminated windscreen, and a louvered hood (the latter was a particular feature of the 100M model). While the original owner is unknown, the car was owned from the early 70's through 2008 by one owner and then from 2008-current by the next. He restored the car at that time to his own requirements. This Austin-Healey is presented in good order with recent paint job by noted expert Scott Beckman. A very sound and desirable Austin-Healey, this 100M will provide its next owner with enjoyable, high-speed motoring in the best traditions of the classic British sports car. Please contact us at 714-426-0238 or mark@crevierclassiccars.com

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Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$175,000
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Costa Mesa, CA
Zip
92626
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
6325

Year
1956

VIN
BN2L232183

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black/Red

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Red

Seat Material
Vinyl

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 4

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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