Austin Healey 100 S Chassis £7250
Austin Healey 100 S Inner Bodyshell £26750
The chassis are made using a one piece full length pressing to form the main chassis rails. To the best of our knowledge we are the only European manufacturer to produce a chassis rail as per the original single piece pressing in this manner, as our competitors produce their chassis rails using folded components, which does not produce the same rigidity as a one piece pressed component.
The upper bodywork components are made from pressed items, again as per the original manufacture. As we manufacture these pressed components ourselves, they are not available from any other source. This includes the front and rear wheel arches, scuttle tops and certain bulkhead parts.
The bodyshells are riveted together using original specification aluminium rivets.
The outer body panels are again manufactured in our own workshops, all in aluminium with the exception of the outer door skins, which are steel. We recommend the use of steel door skins as used on the late batches of production `S` cars due to the fact that aluminium door skins are too prone to damage.
Our 100S bodyshells are a highly detailed copy of an original Austin Healey 100S, Serial no. AHS3505
Built primarily with racing in mind, only 50 production "100S" cars were made, plus an additional five works development/special test cars which were hand built by the Donald Healey Motor Company at Warwick.
The 100S is aluminium bodied, with a uniquely modified chassis designed for optimum strength with minimum weight. Mechanically, the cast iron cylinder head was replaced by one made from aluminium and the overdrive unit was not fitted to the gearbox. There are no bumpers or hood, and the 100S also a smaller grille and the windscreen was plastic. The 100S was also the first production car in the world to sport disc brakes at both the front and rear. Overall the car is approximately 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than standard.