Austin Healey 100 S
Designed primarily with racing in mind, the Donald Healey Motor Company produced only fifty five 100S’s, all built in 1955 - fifty ‘production’ cars along with a further five Works test and development cars. The ‘S’ refers to the famous Sebring 12 hour race, where a prototype 100S finished in third place in the 1954 race.
Based on the popular 100M, the ‘S’ was upgraded with an aluminum cylinder head and larger SU carburetors, and is famous for being the first production car to ever be produced with both front and rear disc brakes. In order to keep weight to a minimum, no bumpers were fitted, and neither was the retractable fabric hood which featured on the 100M. Along with a Perspex windscreen and a smaller front grill, the weight savings were noticeable. Combined with the performance upgrades, the 100S was a hugely capable racing car.
Chassis AHS 3603 was exported to the USA in 1955 where it raced extensively every year from 1955 until 1960, before moving to Australia, where it was raced by the well known Australian driver Alan ‘Sebring’ Jones. Restored in 1999 whilst still in Australia, AHS 3603 returned to its first home, the USA, where it entered two races before being placed in a museum.
Purchased by its current owner in 2007, AHS 3603 underwent a second sympathetic restoration by UK Austin-Healey specialists Denis Welch Motorsport. During this restoration, all the numbers were checked against original Healey drawings and found to be correct. Prepared regardless of cost for its current owner, this 100S has been campaigned by him at the most prestigious events around Europe.
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Fiskens Fine Historic Automobiles
14 Queens Gate Mews
London (United Kingdom)
Please contact: Mr. Gregor Fisken
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