Presented in brilliant Reno Red over a black interior, this 1956 Austin-Healey 100 is a highly desirable, factory-built M “Le Mans”
Presented in brilliant Reno Red over a black interior, this 1956 Austin-Healey 100M is a highly desirable, factory-built Le Mans, documented by both a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate as well as the Austin Healey 100M Le Mans Registry. This is a matching-numbers car, complete with photographic documentation of the matching body numbers found on the cockpit trim, boot lid support, and bonnet. In addition, the hand engraved numbers on the carburetor bodies are still visible and the car retains its original matching-numbers engine, as verified by the BMIHT Certificate.
This is an original US market car, which was acquired in 2006 by the respected marque expert Harold Brandner of BMC Classics in Florida. Mr. Brandner purchased the vehicle from long-term owner Mr. Gerry Giroux of Maine who had owned the car since the early 1990s. While it required a full restoration, it was remarkably complete as-found, confirmed by the high number of matching original parts. Brandner sold the car a year later to Donald Redlinger of New Jersey, with the agreement that BMC Classics fully restore the car before delivery.
The project is documented from start to finish, as the car was carefully disassembled, media blasted and placed in a rotisserie before being meticulously rebuilt from the ground up. The restoration encompassed every component and system on the car, including complete engine and gearbox rebuilds, as well as verification of the numbers and components for inclusion in the Worldwide 100M Le Mans Registry. It presents in striking bright red over a black interior, exquisitely restored with gorgeous paintwork. Bumpers, brightwork and exterior trim pieces are similarly outstanding, and accessories include a set of rare Marchal fog/driving lamps, badge bar, headlamp stone guards, and chrome wire wheels. It includes original tools and jack, as well as a correct vinyl soft top and boot.