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1955 Austin-Healey 100S Sebring Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: AHRS 3706
Logbooks: none
Condition: Concours
Price: $141,900 USD ONO
Location: Northern California USA
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Description

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).

History

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 1995.

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.

Engine

Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Electrical System

Gearbox

Final Drive

Body

Chassis

Interior

Spares


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