£48k Le Mans spec' Austin Healey ready for pole position
Completely rebuilt over 10 years from a rolling shell, this classic will take pride of place at Barons
A magnificent 1956 Austin Healey 100/4, finished to Le Mans specification, is expected to race ahead at a sale of classic, collectors', historic and sports cars.
The auction, held by Barons, takes place at Sandown Park, in Surrey, UK, on February 9.
Originally supplied to North America, the 100/4 returned to the UK in 1992 when it was purchased by the vendor as a rolling shell and box of parts.
Over the next 10 years, the current owner lovingly restored the car - a complete rebuild, for which they photocopied the entire parts manual, replacing and conditioning every single part.
The 100/4 is equipped with high compression Le Mans pistons, modified cam followers and a Denis Welch Le Mans camshaft, bearings and steel sprocket and fast road, aluminium cylinder head, and competition studs and washers.
It will appear at Barons with an estimate of £42,000-£48,000.
Viewings will be held on Monday, February 8, 3pm-7.30pm and on Tuesday, February 9, 9am-1.30pm. The sale itself starts at 1.30pm.
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