Our bodyshells are a copy of an original 100S, Serial no. AHS3505
Austin Healey 100`S` -- AHS 3505 was completed at the Healey Works Warwick England on the 2nd of February -1955 and despatched on the 7th along with the other 6 cars, all to be entered in the famous 1955 Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance. The Customer and Driver for AHS3505 was a Mr Fred F Allen of Pittsford N Y and his co-driver for this race was Gus Ehrman the CEO of Hambro New York, the main importers of BMC cars on the East Coast USA.
All did not go well at practice for the race, weaknesses within the clutch assemblies and oil cooler pipes giving trouble. With AHS 3505 carrying the number 46 all the Healeys started the race but on lap 47, the oil pipes to the cooler failed and number 46 retired.
The car then passed to Owner number 2 - Travers McKenna of Bronxville, New York. In September 1955 entered the Grand Prix at Watkins Glen NY. (Number 69) Finishing in 12th place overall. McKenna also raced/sprinted &hill climbed at Thompson/Cumberland/Hagerstown/Beverly/Mt Equinox and many others, with a fair amount of success.
The next owner Mr Jack Meilahn of Naperville Illinois used the car for C/Mods racing and became champion in 1965. The car by 1970`s was in very poor condition and was purchased by an Austin Healey collector, who kept it with several other Austin Healey 100`S` cars he had acquired, as part of his private collection.
Keith Clapham the current owner purchased the car in 1990 and shipped it to the UK.