1956 Austin-Healey 100 M ‘Le Mans’

The 100 M “Le Mans” was introduced in 1955 as a higher-performance version of the Austin-Healey BN2, featuring larger carburetors and a high-lift camshaft, as well as high-compression pistons and a number of other upgrades that increased engine output from 90 to 110 horsepower. It was also equipped with an upgraded anti-roll bar and a louvered bonnet secured by leather straps.

While some BN2s were retrofitted with performance parts to obtain 100 M-like performance, only 640 examples of the 100 M were built by the factory in 1955 and 1956, making them among the most sought-after of British sports cars and cherished by the few lucky enough to own one.

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