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Austin-Healey 100m
95000 195000 GBP
  • 1956 Austin Healey "Dealer" 100M

    $95,000(£0) $95,000(£0)

    In the realm of sports cars there lives a certain breed of purpose built machines that take a precise and minimalistic approach to going “fast”. Cars like the Alfa Romeo 4C, Mazda MX-5, air-cooled Porsche 911’s, or Lotus Elan all embody this ideology and are arguably some of the most satisfying cars to drive. They possess an element of duality in the sense that with little to no modifications, are a blast around a track and then if desired, one could drive them home. These dual-purpose road cars have been around for quite some time which brings us to the Austin Healey 100M. Making its debut at the 1952 London Motor Show, the Healey 100 was one of the most raved about models on display. It spurred such a ruckus amongst enthusiasts that the acting director of Austin, Leonard Lord, took enough interest to add “Austin” in front of the name through a partnership deal proposed by Donald Healey. With funding in place, the Austin Healey 100-4 began its short production run from 1953 until 1956. At the 1954 24 Hours of LeMans the 100-4 factory race cars, which were then “LeMans” prototypes, gave a fantastic performance winning second in class and 12th overall. An astounding achievement for

    • Year: 1956
    For sale
    $95,000(£0) $95,000(£0)
    LBI Limited
  • 1956 Austin Healey 100M LeMans

    $195,000(£0) $195,000(£0)

    The 24 hours of LeMans is regarded as one of, if not the most, enduring and challenging races of all time. It is where great racing drivers put their abilities to the ultimate test, and car manufacturers see if their cars withstand going flat out for 24-hours straight. It is this race that inspired engineers to build the legends of motor racing history, pushing the boundary of aerodynamics, grip, and speed. This prestigious race still serves as the proving grounds for both racing drivers and car manufacturers, but it is nothing like it was in period. The race was much more raw with the possibility of death far higher, not just as a driver but for the spectators as well. These dangerous and highly competitive times are the context in which the 100M was engineered. The raw sporting nature of the 100M is what speaks so profoundly to their value as collector automobiles and impressive sports cars. In comparison to the standard 100-4’s, there were not any massive differences visually to the 100M’s, but it was a combination of small changes that made for the increased performance. Primarily, these upgrades included a louvered bonnet, special aluminum cold air box, performance camshaft, t

    • Year: 1956
    For sale
    $195,000(£0) $195,000(£0)
  • 1955 Austin Healey 100M LeMans “Dealer Prepared”

    POA POA

    Debuting at the 1952 London Motor Show, the Healey 100 was a big hit. So much in fact the then acting director of Austin, Leonard Lord took enough interest to add “Austin” in front of the name through a partnership deal, proposed by Donald Healey. With funding in place the Austin Healey 100-4 began production. It was produced briefly from 1953 until 1956. As a new British Sports Car came to light it became evident that these little roadsters were quite successful both on the road and the street. 100-4’s took to circuits worldwide as both factory race cars and privateer entrants, proving success on the track these agile 4-cylinder sports cars attributed to the Austin Healeys success as a road car. Allowing for much progression and later evolving into the 100-6 and 3000 examples. There is one instance in this brief history where the pinnacle of racing success was realized for Austin Healey. At the 24 Hours of LeMans the 100-4 factory race cars, which were then “LeMans” Prototypes experienced success in 1954 with second in class and 12 th overall, an astounding achievement for the young company. It was decided then that for 1955 and 1956 a special edition of the 100-4 would be produce

    • Year: 1955
    For sale
    POA POA
  • 1956 Austin Healey 100M ‘Factory’ LeMans

    POA POA

    Debuting at the 1952 London Motor Show, the Healey 100 was a big hit. So much in fact the then acting director of Austin, Leonard Lord took enough interest to add “Austin” in front of the name through a partnership deal, proposed by Donald Healey. With funding in place the Austin Healey 100-4 began production. It was produced briefly from 1953 until 1956. As this new British Sports Car came to light it became evident that these little roadsters were quite successful both on the road and the street. 100-4’s took to circuits worldwide as both factory race cars and privateer entrants, proving their success, these agile 4-cylinder sports cars attributed to the Austin Healeys further marketability as a road car. Allowing for much progression and later evolving into the 100-6 and 3000 examples. There is one instance in this brief history where the pinnacle of racing success was realized for Austin Healey. At the 24 Hours of LeMans the 100-4 factory race cars, which were then “LeMans” Prototypes experienced success in 1954 with second in class and 12 th overall, an astounding achievement for the young company. It was decided then that for 1955 and 1956 a special edition of the 100-4 would

    • Year: 1956
    For sale
    POA POA
  • 1956 Austin Healey 100M LeMans “Dealer Prepared”

    POA POA

    Debuting at the 1952 London Motor Show, the Healey 100 was a big hit. So much in fact the then acting director of Austin, Leonard Lord took enough interest to add “Austin” in front of the name through a partnership deal, proposed by Donald Healey. With funding in place the Austin Healey 100-4 began production. It was produced briefly from 1953 until 1956. As this new British Sports Car came to light it became evident that these little roadsters were quite successful both on the road and the street. 100-4’s took to circuits worldwide as both factory race cars and privateer entrants, proving success on the track these agile 4-cylinder sports cars attributed to the Austin Healeys success as a road car. Allowing for much progression and later evolving into the “100-6” and “3000” examples. There is one instance in this brief history where the pinnacle of racing success was realized for Austin Healey. At the 24 Hours of LeMans the 100-4 factory race cars, which were then “LeMans” Prototypes experienced success in 1954 with second in class and 12 th overall, an astounding achievement for the young company. It was decided then that for 1955 and 1956 a special edition of the 100-4 would be

    • Year: 1956
    For sale
    POA POA
  • 1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans

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    In the realm of sports cars there lives a certain breed that goes a bit further than just putting a large amount of horsepower under the bonnet, giving it handsome styling, and installing a shouty exhaust. There are a few that take it a step further and become much more focused and precise than a tire smoking AMG Mercedes. Cars like a BMW GTS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, or an Aston Martin Vantage GT have taken their engineering a step further to make the car perform not only on open roads but the track as well. They possess an element of duality in the sense that you are able to drive them to the track Sunday morning, drive the car hard, and then drive it home that evening. Cars that serve this dual purpose to this have been around for quite some time which brings us to the Austin Healey 100M. Making its debut at the 1952 London Motor Show, the Healey 100 was one of the most raved about cars. It spurred such a ruckus amongst enthusiasts that the acting director of Austin, Leonard Lord, took enough interest to add “Austin” in front of the name through a partnership deal proposed by Donald Healey. With funding in place the Austin Healey 100-4 began its short production run from 1953 unt

    • Year: 1956
    For sale
    POA POA