Now sold to Jonathan in California!!!! Congratulations!!!
This has been my personal 100M since the fall of 2012. I have not been using it enough, and it’s time to pass this stunning car to a new owner. Come for a drive with me in this wonderful car in the video below:
The car was comprehensively restored by a passionate Healey enthusiast, who worked hard to create a show-winning car that he could also drive. He started with the preferred 1956 four-speed BN2 100 Healey and correctly built the car to the proper LeMans spec, which was verified by M registry certification.
The car is stunning. Paint work is excellent in correct Healey blue. Panel fit, door fit and swage line fit are all excellent. Dashboard paint scheme is also correct, and the matching blue leather seats are exceptional.
The engine and gearbox were completely rebuilt, and the M- spec engine produces brisk acceleration. A lower ring and pinion set was built into the rear end, to make for impressive highway cruising. The original electric overdrive functions beautifully, and in fourth gear with overdrive engaged, the lower rear end allows effortless 70 mph cruising. The car runs on modern radials with 72 spoke painted wire wheels, much stronger than the stock 48 spoke painted rims (and bias plys) that would have come with the car. This configuration made it easy for me to enjoy a delightful long drive to Lime Rock Park for the fall concours in 2015, where the car was awarded third place in class.
In recent years, I have fit a high-output starter motor and premium Optima Battery (in the original battery tray). These upgrades have made the car easy to start even after she has been sitting for a few weeks. The new owner will appreciate the ease with which the car springs to life courtesy of these upgrades.
Engine bay is quite tidy, and the spin-on oil filter upgrade (above) makes service easier. I’ve also hidden a K & N lifetime air filter in the front shroud, mounted on the end of the correct reproduction air hose. Many of these M air boxes are running without air filters but I made certain that filtered air would help protect this great engine.
I have maintained the car so that it is ready to enjoy. I have recently replaced the master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes and front shocks. I would not hesitate to drive this car on a long trip.
The convertible top is also excellent and quite useable, made of uprated matching blue everflex with the addition of a zip-down rear window, which is an excellent upgrade that makes the car that much more useable on the hottest of days. I have enjoyed top-up rear window down motoring when the sun is otherwise too hot for an open car drive. In this way, the top functions as an awning and with windows off and rear window unzipped, the occupants enjoy maximum ventilation. Nice side curtains are included, as is a good blue tonneau cover.
I bought this car because it is a show-winner that can also be driven and enjoyed, and the new owner will appreciate the fact that this is not just a showpiece that is tucked away in the garage. Whether the windshield is folded down or left in the more upright position, this is an exceptional sculpture on wheels that will be enjoyed for generations to come.