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1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 Vintage Racer SOLD

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Serial Number: BN2L 230888
Logbook: SVRA 2938
Condition: Good
Price:  US $20,000  Currency_Convert
Location: Camillus, New York, USA

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2005 Australia-US Healey Challenge - 1st in Class (100-4 Race Modified), 4 wheel disc brakes, LeMans 1 3/4" carbs, aluminum bonnet with 4 rows of louvres, lightened flywheel, ATL fuel cell, Kirkey high back aluminum race seat, 5 point harness, electric tachometer, Brooklands style windscreen,5 blade plastic fan, Dennis Welch alternator&pulley, remote oil cooler&modern filter, aeroquip front brake lines, silicone brake fluid, dual brake fluid reservoir, lowered front suspension, 7/8" rally anti-roll bar on front suspension, toe-eyes on front and rear. Mallory dual point ignition, mechanical clutch, overdrive on 3rd & 4th gears. Very desireable 3.54:1 rearend ratio (limited slip) for high top end speed. Also have ring/pinions/housings for the 3.90 and 4.10 rear ends. 4 wheel disc brakes (Healey 3000). This is a modification made in Texas in the early 1960's when it was raced by the Rebel Racing Team out of Sequin, Texas. This set-up, as it was done during "period", has been allowed by SVRA as authentic. It stops incredibly well - late braking is easy! The engine is prepped in LeMans style, blueprinted and balanced, but in 1950's mechanicals. The crank has NOT been nitrited, the head is NOT aluminum - it IS relieved and ported. Custom tuned headers exit by driver's door in front of rear wheels (sounds incredible). Has not been campaigned for 5 years. Did pull 5200 rpm easily-but that was the max for the 1950's era cars. Fuel cell foam should be renewed. 1997 Race Trailer-see photo-dual axle with electric brakes, spare tire&wheel, two storage boxes with 2 shelves each, 2 large tote boxes for supplies, 3 fuel cans (5 gallons each), 10,000lb ratchet tie-down straps, 4 jack stands, air tank, has 2 vertical stanchions on tongue to hold 1 extra set of wheels and tires. Draw-Tite weight distributing hitch system with spring bars (550lb max tongue weight), 2 3/16" ball. With a GMC Envoy the trailer towed at (and above) the speed limit with ease and stability. The electric brakes allow smooth, safer stopping and less wear on your tow vehicle. Huge list of extra parts-everything needed to go racing-3 pages on an excel spreadsheet - available by email to interested buyers. This includes an extra radiator, extra transmission, 3 engine blocks, 4 cast iron heads, 1 Norman deLaycock overdrive, 2 original flywheels, original windscreen with all hardware (this was taken off for racing to reduce car weight),rebuilt & unused lever action shock absorbers, set of 48 spoke painted wire wheels with Dunlop Gold Cup (6.00x15) tires mounted (for storage of the car between races). Also available 1 pair of Simpson High Top racing shoes,size 9 1/2, used less than 5 races. More photos available of engine, cockpit, dash and fuel cell by email to serious buyers. Many appearances in racing magazines: Vintage Motorsports-1999#1-page 47 Watkins Glen 50th Anniversary-full width of bottom half of page. Victory Lane-October 1999-page 41-Pocono. Vintage Racecar Journal-October 1999-page 29-Pocono. Special Interest Autos-February 2000-page 12-Watkins Glen. Vintage Motorsports-2000#5-page 67-Race at the Base (Virginia Beach Naval Air Station) while leading the race. Victory Lane-July 2000-page 31-Race at the Base-top of page, coming through pack to eventually lead the race. Vintage Racecar Journal-July 2000-page 33-Race at the Base. British Car Magazine-October/November 2000-Issue 87-page 26 and highlighted on their webpage. Vintage Motorsports-Annual Edition-2002(2001 race season)-page 127-10th Annual Jefferson 500 at Summit Point. Healey Marque-August 2002-pages 16 & 17-Virginia International Raceway. Austin Healey Club of America-2004 Calendar-full page above the calendar for September-photo of car at speed at Race at the Base. Unique Cars-Issue 255-December/January 2006-page 150-highlighted at the beginning of the article-leading a pack at Mid-Ohio during the Australia-US Healey Challenge-this is a big Australian magazine featuring vintage cars and racing. Classic Motorsports-May 2007-page 7 at Summit Point. Near complete set of exterior body panels available for an additional $2,000. Aluminum front & rear shrouds, Steel Bonnet, Steel Left & Right front wings, Steel Left & Right rear wings, Steel Left & Right Doors. Missing the boot lid. All the steel panels have rust on them, will need sanding & a bit of welding repair (photos available). The Aluminum shrouds are in reasonably good shape, have some bondo over old dents which will need to be removed, but they can be worked back into form. These were salvaged off a second body in 1979 when I bought the car in Texas. They've been stored inside ever since. Many photos available by email to serious buyers. These parts if bought from Moss Motors or Victoria British in new condition (if available) would cost over $11,000.


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