1956 Austin-Healey 100M for sale 101404321
1956 Austin-Healey 100M
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1956 Austin-Healey 100M

Car for sale by RM Auctions Inc in Auburn, Indiana 46706

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Classic Car Overview

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Open Roads, Fall event, 11 - 20 November 2020.
Estimate:
$140,000 - $160,000

  • Highly sought and rare factory Austin-Healey 100 M Le Mans
  • One of only 640 examples produced
  • Performance upgrades include Weslake cylinder head, 12-volt electrical conversion
  • Accompanied by BMIHT certificate, 100 M Le Mans Registry Certificate of Membership


The 100 M Le Mans was introduced in 1955 as a higher-performance version of the Austin-Healey BN2, featuring larger carburetors and a high-lift camshaft, as well as high-compression pistons and a number of other upgrades that increased engine output from 90 to 110 horsepower. It was also equipped with an upgraded anti-roll bar and a louvered bonnet secured by leather straps. While some BN2s were retrofitted with performance parts to obtain 100 M-like performance, only 640 examples of the 100 M were produced by the factory in 1955 and 1956, making them among the most sought-after of British sports cars by collectors and enthusiasts today.

This 1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Le Mans is a factory-built model that was completed on 12 April 1956 and delivered new to the United States. A comprehensive restoration is said to have been performed in 1997 by Spyder Autowerks of Fresno, California, that included refinishing the exterior in its original color combination of Healey Blue and Ivory White. The factory 2,660cc inline-four was also replaced with a different 100 M engine that was reportedly sourced from another 100 M (note that, at this time the tag bearing the original engine number was affixed to the replacement engine) , and the electrical system was converted to 12-volt.

Other additions include a Weslake cylinder head and 15-inch chrome wire wheels secured with two-ear knock-offs wearing Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. The car was reportedly refreshed again in 2007 by British Car Specialists of Stockton, California.

Some of the notable features on this authentic 100 M include a beautiful wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel with a factory-style horn button and turn signal switch, Smiths instrumentation comprising a 120-mph speedometer and 6,000-rpm tachometer, as well as gauges for water temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level. Additional features include a rake-adjustable windshield, chrome emergency brake and passenger grab handles, and a fire extinguisher.

The sale includes a tonneau cover, side curtains, a tool kit, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate describing the car as a genuine factory built 100 M Le Mans, a 100M Le Mans Registry Certificate of Membership, and refurbishment documentation. This car presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of few fully documented and factory-built 100 M Le Mans examples that survive today.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0620.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    BN2L231790
  • Classic Car ID
    101404321
  • Stock Number
    1008524
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
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  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
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  • Engine
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  • Drivetrain
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  • Transmission
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  • Exterior Color
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  • Custom Color
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