Status: For Sale
Year: 1959
Make: Austin Healey
Model: 100-8
Price :

$129500



Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Class: Exotic
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: V8
Transmission: 5-speed
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 2000

Upholstery: Leather
Doors: 2
Exterior Colour: Black
Interior Colour: Black
Exterior Condition: Excellent
Interior Condition: Excellent
Mechanical Condition: Excellent
Chassis Condition: Excellent
Trunk Condition: Excellent

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FOR SALE: Austin-Healey 100-8

Custom-built to high performance specifications. Terry Di Francesco of Tractech Enterprises built this car from scratch, based on the chassis of the Healey and using and maintaining the original steel/aluminium body panels. The idea was to eliminate all the issues the original car had – from grilled feet to stiff backs – from nose-heaviness to anaemic power – and transform one of the most beautiful automotive creations of all times into a stunning driver that is docile on the road and mind-boggling on a track. Several automotive professionals have driven the car and were nothing but amazed.

Buy this car for only $129,500.00 U.S. and enjoy a unique automotive experience!!

Check out the specifications:

First off, what you see here is NOT a resto-mod or hot-rodded 1959 Austin Healey 100. It is rather a 2015 new automobile. We have further developed the engineering of the classic, using the incredibly beautiful Donald Healey designed body combined with todays mechanics. It is a ground-up re-engineered, newly built car by a professional race car fabrication shop.

This car has redefined what the Big Healey might have become. Every detail is developed to perfection, every line a testament to the purity of the original design. Powerful, stiff and nimble, neutral handling, good brakes, comfortable seating…..

It has to be "the most beautiful Healey I have ever seen" (Russ Keep, Section Head, Austin Healey Club of
America).

Keith Deyer, former Chief Engineer GM Proving Grounds said: "This car handles better than some modern cars. It is very balanced and docile. The breathtaking power is totally under control".

Engine:

  • 5.7 litre (350 cui) aluminium Chevrolet LS1 engine, built from new block
  • Performance pistons and conrods
  • Head ported and large valves, stiffer valve springs
  • Edelbrook LS1 performance kit: #2116 Camshaft, 750 cfm downdraft carburettor (by Weber), intake manifold, ignition box(by MSD)
  • Custom headers/exhaust with equal length header pipes, ceramic coated inside-out

Gearbox: GM T5 manual 5-speed

Rear Axle: Mustang with limited slip differential (from Multimatic)

Suspension:

  • Front – modified stock, fully adjustable
  • Rear – coils springs, adjustable

Brakes:

  • Discs around (from Mustang)
  • Dual circuit

Wheels:

  • 15" Dayton wire wheels
  • 205/65-15 performance tyres

Steering: Rack and pinion (from Porsche)

Body:

  • All original steel/aluminium panels
  • Rotisserie restoration
  • Chassis altered, substantially stiffened and reinforced
  • Period-correct side louvers
  • Rear section widened by 0.5" at inside of fender (unnoticeable)
  • Extensive heat shielding to keep the interior cool
  • Detachable, paperclip style roll bar
  • Lexan windscreen, lowered and raked
  • Ram air intake, maintaining original bonnet
  • Canvas tonneau cover. Parts for factory soft-top are included

Interior:

  • Smiths instruments by Caerbont.
  • Electronic tachometer and GPS-driven speedometer.
  • Original style design
  • Modified Moto Lita steering wheel, adjustable
  • Race car pedal setup
  • Original Healey trafficator
  • Highly modified Honda seats(adjustable and comfortable!), German leather covered, period-looking
  • Inertia 3-point seat belts, removable 6-point driver’s harness
  • Fully insulated/heat shielded carpeting
  • Heater

Data:

  • 450+ HP
  • Curb weight 2,320 lbs wet
  • 49.5/50.5 weight distribution

Contact: Lee Bilan
Local: 416-822-0098 — Toll Free: 1-800-265-4187
Email: lee@bramclassauto.com
 
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