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1955-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100S specifications

1955-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100S specifications Classic and Performance Car

Created so the marque could be seen motor racing more widely than the works cars could cover, 50 examples of the 100S were built, though only six stayed in the UK. The ‘S’ actually refers to the Sebring 12-hour race in Florida where a prototype finished a surprise third in 1954. Based on the 100, the 100S had a stiffer chassis but more aluminium body panels. Brakes were discs front and rear. The engines had the same capacity but a different block casting and aluminium Weslake head. Larger SU carburettors were fitted and the result was 132bhp.

Production

  • Production:
    50
  • Price (excellent)
    £400,000
  • Price (good):
    £300,000
  • Price (average):
    £250,000
  • Price (project):
    £150,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.8secs
  • Top speed:
    119.0mph
  • Power:
    132.0bhp
  • Torque:
    168.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3795mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1067mm
  • Weight:
    873kgs

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