Austin Healey 100-4 Le Mans
Austin Healey, announced in 1952, is a prewar aircraft engineer and racing driver was developed and produced by Donald Healey, Austin’s president Reynard Road was happy about the new Car.
It was launched in the following year, 1953.
Engine of Austin Healey 100-4 Le Mans
Originally, the engine is a 2.6-liter 4-cylinder for the Austin A90 and a relatively large 4-cylinder engine.
Demonstrating 90 horsepower, with a lightweight and aerodynamic body, it has the ability to hit the maximum speed of 100 miles (about 160 km / h),
The performance has been excellent and since 1953, he has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a works system and has achieved excellent results.
And, above all, 100/4 is a beautiful style.
Design of Austin Healey 100-4 Le Mans
The windshield can be tilted to reduce air resistance at the highest speeds, but the style seen from the side, especially at that time, is wonderful with a unique and lacy atmosphere.
The ride is a punchy Spartan that comes with a large-displacement four-cylinder, and the powerful feeling from the low speed that comes as soon as you step on the accelerator is a great attraction of this car.
It can be said that it is notable that even at high speeds, the mission with a three-speed overdrive does not cause much pain. Healing goes beyond the classic sports car, with the overdrive missions only found in luxury cars at the time.
Austin Healey quickly became very popular in the North American market when launched. At the time, there were no attractive sports cars in the United States .
So Most of the production went to the United States very early in its release.
The car 100M / Le Mans specification produced at Austin headquarters.
A certificate registered properly in the 100M / Le Mans Registry has also been issued.
Therefore, the engine body is greatly improved from 90 horsepower and is increased to 110 horsepower. Full restore was practiced in the UK in 2011, leaving a large amount of documentation.
Originally a left-hand drive specification, it has been changed to a right-hand drive specification during restoration. After that, he won the Goodwood Competition in 2015, and there is no doubt that the level of perfection is high.
The interior is also blue leather, which matches the body color.
The hood is not a vinyl but a canvas. All meters have been renewed at the time of restoration.
The steering has been changed to wood. For the time being, restoring in the UK without breaking the original style is a very good finish.
Early four-cylinder models were produced for only three years from 1953 to 1956.
In particular, this model, which is a 53-year model BN-1, has a much smaller number and is a rare car.
Furthermore, if it comes to the original 100M / Le Mans specification, it can be said that it is a very valuable one.