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For Sale: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description
 
In October 1952 at the Earls Court Motor Show in London, Donald Healey, of the Donald Healey Motor Company of Warwick, stunned the British motoring world with the introduction of the Austin-Healey 100. The sleek car caused so much excitement that barriers were erected to keep back the crowds. When the car arrived at the show it was called the Healey Hundred but the evening before the official opening, Leonard Lord, Chairman of Austin saw the actual car and the reaction to it, and he was immediately impressed by its potential. He met Donald Healey and that evening a deal was done in the Dorchester Hotel. Austin-Healey was born and the rest is history as they say. Gerry Coker was instructed to design a new badge which was quickly made up by a Birmingham jeweller. The car was an immediate success with 3,000 orders being taken at the show alone, up until then Healey had never made more than 200 cars a year! The car was very popular with club racers and was also campaigned by Austin-Healey. Different types of the 4 cylinder Austin Healey were produced such as the 100M Le Mans and the 100S but a big change cam in 1956 when Healey introduced the 6 cylinder engined Austin Healey 100. In 1956 the large four cylinder engine was due to be replaced when BMC decided to rationalise its engine range into the three types, the A-series of 850cc, B-series of 1,500cc and C-series of 2,600 cc. The C-series engine, displacing 2,639 cc. would power the new Austin Healey 100-6. To accommodate the bigger engine a bonnet scoop was added to clear the radiator which was now farther forward. In addition, after pondering the marketing issues Donald Healey decided to add the two small jump seats in the back, in order to widen the car's appeal. This necessitated 2 inch being added to the chassis. The Healey 100-6 had again a lot of successes. It was not only driven by families who wanted to carry their children during the weekends, it was also used for different races such as the greatest road race in the world, the Mille Miglia. Therefore this specific Austin Healey 100-6 is eligible for the Mille Miglia. The former owner has done a nut and bolt restoration but was unfortunately not able to completely finish the project due to health problems. The car is very nicely painted and needs some small finishing. The chrome is very nice and the car has wonderful door fittings. Also from underneath one can see that a lot of money and time has been invested in this car. Small details needs to be finished now, for example the carpet in the boot has to be mounted. The side-windows are with the car and are complete but have to be mounted. The car drives excellent, is very powerful and the sound is fantastic. The Healey is an original left hand drive example and is build in august 1957. For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The information contained within this advert is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 216113
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
53,000 EUR
Vehicle Location


Country
Netherlands
 
City, State
Amsterdam
Zip
1190aa
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
1

Year
1956

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue Light

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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