1955 Austin-Healey 100S Sebring
Serial Number: AHRS 3706
Price: $141,900 USD ONO
Location: Northern California USA
1000 miles since owner frame off restoration. Panel beating by Beauchamp Fabrication, Engine
work by British Motor Service, restoration assistance by Marsh Classic Restorations (Steve Pike).
1955- Delivered to Gough Industries, Los Angeles.
1961-1963- purchased by Earl Tradup, it was raced and painted Silver. He sold the car after cockpit/fuel pump fire in 1963 at Riverside Racetrack.
1964-1978- Howard Elston, of Manhattan Beach did a partial disassembly, engine rebuild.
1979-1994 A total restoration was completed by Ken and Marsha Freese.
In December of 1978 AHS3706 was found poking out from under a canvas in a residential driveway in
Manhattan Beach CA. In 1982, Steve Pike, owner of Marsh Classic Restorations near Melbourne,
Australia was contacted. Steve had restored 3 100's and was instrumental in guidance and
hands on help through the years. In 1986 the car was disassembled completely and the
restoration was started in earnest.
From 1990 to mid 1992, the car was kept in storage, but more parts and a new fully
machined cylinder head was obtained from England.
The frame with all the Aluminum substructure rivited on was painted by European Motor
Car Works, in Costa Mesa California in the fall of 1992. The engine was completed in April 1993
by British Motor Service, Orange and it became a drivable chassis at this point.
The chassis was given to Tom Beauchamp at Beauchamp Fabrication, in Santa Ana CA, to
repair and final fit the body panels. This task was completed in June of 1994. European Motor Car Works
applied the final Old English White and Lobelia Paint in August. The racer was finished on New Years Day
Recent Competition History
The car achieved best if show at California Healy week, 1995. It was the subject of a feature article
in European Car Magizine, June, 1995. It won 1st place in the sports and competion class at the
Le Cercle Concours July, 1995. The car took 3rd place in the Sports and Competition Class and
captured the prestigious Road & Track Award at the Newport Concours, October 1995. There is a
photo of award ceremony in Road & Track Magizine, January 1996. It also won 1st place in the British class
at the Muckenthaller Concours, May of 1996, and 1st place in the honored class, May, 1997.
The car is also the cover car for the book Austin-Healy 100 & 3000 by John Helig.
- stock 100s spec 2600cc, 4 cylinder.
- 1,000 miles since rebuild
- 24 Gallon capacity is fed by two S.U. pumps to twin S.U. carbs fitted withcold air intake pipe.
- full flow oil cooler with renewable filter element is fitted.
- oil capacity is 12 quarts.
- All Aluminium
- Old English White over Lobelia Blue, urethane paint in excellent condition.
- stock steel ladder frame with rivited Aluminium substructure, painted Silver.
- Dampers: rebuilt original Armstrong RXP shocks.
- Front Suspension: independent coil springs controlled by double acting Armstrong RXP hydraulic shocks, inter connected by an anti roll bar.
- Rear Suspension: semi elliptic springs controlled by rebuilt original double acting Armstrong RXP hydraulic shocks and panhard bar.
- Steering: stock S spec, rebuilt.
- Brakes: Dunlop disc brakes on front and rear wheels.
- Wheels: new 48 spoke wire wheels painted Old English White per original, new Avon radial tires 165-15.
- Weight: 1888 Lbs per specification dry.
- new original style seats with vented backrests in Connelly Leather.
- new wood rim on original steering wheel.
- reproduction of original quick lift racing jack.
- original 100s spec instruments.
- CONTACT SALES
- PRINTING SPECS
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