Established in 1952, Austin Healey was a joint venture between the Austin motor company and Donald Healey. Donald Healey’s cars to date were expensive machines. The goal of the Healey 100 was to produce an inexpensive sportscar with 100 mile per hour performance. The 'Healey 100' sourced its 2.6l four-cylinder engine and other mechanicals from the Austin A90 and was first shown at the 1952 London Motor Show.
The design impressed Leonard Lord, MD of Austin, so much that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at Austin's Longbridge factory. The car was re-named the Austin Healey 100. The 100’s were excellent competition cars and entered the Le Mans 24 hours several times, achieved class wins at the Mille Miglia and are therefore eligible for these events today
Built on the 7th September 1955 in Carmine Red with red interior this car was dispatched to Neill Motors Limited in Bulawayo Southern Rhodesia on the 21st September 1955, this example has been in current ownership for 20 years and has been regularly enjoyed and maintained It has recently had an engine rebuild and a high torque starter motor and electric fan are fitted
This Austin Healey has 60 spoke rims fitted (stronger & safer) but the original 48 spoke rims are still with the car as well as the Red owner's and service manuals.
This is a special 1950's Classic Car which is fun to drive plus eligible for prestigious classic car events at a fraction of the cost of other eligible cars
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