1956 Austin-Healey 100

100/4 Le Mans

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €48,000 - €55,000
Registration Number: German Registered
Chassis Number: BN 2 L 230308
The Austin-Healey 100 was a sports car built between 1953 and 1956 by the British Motor Corporation. The model was developed by the celebrated Donald Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals. Healey built a single "Healey Hundred" for the 1952 London Motor Show, and the design impressed Leonard Lord, Managing Director of Austin, so much that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at Austin's Longbridge factory. The car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100, selected from the car's ability to reach 100 mph, then a remarkable figure for a production car.
This fabulous Healey was delivered new in Paris on 6th January 1956. Still fitted with its matching numbers engine and gearbo