Selling a 1955 Austin-Healey 100M


1955 Austin-Healey 100M
1955 Austin-Healey 100M

A Le Mans-style special edition sports car manufactured by Austin-Healy between September 1955 and July 1956, the Austin-Healey 100M saw approximately 640 factory-built models produced. The 1955 Austin-Healey 100M would offer larger carburetors, a cold air box to increase airflow, a high-lift camshaft and higher compression pistons. The front suspension was also stiffened and the front hood would gain louvers and a bonnet belt. These changes would allow the 100M to produce 110hp at 4,500rpm. All of the factory-built 100M models were BN2 series cars. Interestingly, Austin-Healey would also offer these upgrades in the form of a “Le Mans Conversion Kit,” with the exception of the high compression pistons. The kit could be installed on either a BN1 or BN2 Austin-Healey 100. While the Austin-Healey 100M kit models are quite valuable, it is the original factory-built Austin-Healey 100M classics that fetch the highest values in today’s classic car market. Even today, as interest in the 100M continues to grow, there are 100 models being converted to 100M Le Mans-style cars. Whether your 1955 Austin-Healey 100M is a kit conversion or factory-built original, the Alex Manos team would be excited to learn more about your example.


1955 Austin-Healey 100M Seller’s Guide

For many die-hard Austin-Healey enthusiasts, only the 100M examples that were factory-built are worthy of keeping the “M” after their name. In fact, these aficionados refer to many of the kit conversion models as the “100 Le Mans,” purposely leaving the “M” off the name. As you can imagine, when you’re ready to sell a 1955 Austin-Healey 100M, educated buyers will want to know more about the car’s history – including whether or not it is a factory-built 100M. One of the best ways to provide this information is to supply the buyers with engine and chassis numbers. Similarly, you can provide any documentation you have regarding ownership or racing history, restoration or service records, and any other documents that may support your classic. These early models are also prone to rust and buyers will want to inspect the car to fully understand its condition. Remember, there are buyers looking for models of all conditions and it is imperative to price your classic Austin-Healey accordingly.



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When you’re ready to learn more Seller’s Tips for the 1955 Austin-Healey 100M, the Alex Manos team is standing by to assist you. Always in the market to buy new classics for their Los Angeles classic car dealership’s inventory, they would love to learn more about your 100M. If it fits into their collection, they’ll offer you top dollar on the spot. Don’t wait. Contact their team today to learn more.


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