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I'm Guessing It's A Real One

HealeyRick

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If your house looks like this:

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And your garage looks like this:

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It's probably a real 100M

From a WSJ feature on fashion designer Shaheen Sadeghi: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-california-couples-oasis-1424968244

"Downstairs at the new home, Mr. Sadeghi opened the garage door to reveal a gleaming 1954 Austin Healey, a 1963 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, a 1950s Jaguar, and two other of his nine vintage cars. He admitted he hasn’t completely “cleansed” himself of prized belongings. “But just look at the Austin Healy, ” he said. “That’s the most incredible design!”"
 

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Can't argue with that quote (although personally I think the louvred bonnet detracts from the clean lines of the standard car).
 

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The article doesn't refer to the car as a 100M. Louvered hoods could be purchased over-the-counter at a dealership. Any one who owns a 100M will also notice immediately that the anchors for the hood strap are mounted too close to the hood.
 

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Wow. But, I thought 'factory' 100Ms weren't built until (at least) late '55? Reid?

Just so.

And the interior red is much too dark (although the owner didn't brag that the colors are perfect representations of the original), and white piping! And the windscreen stanchions have been stripped (of paint). And his handbrake obviously needs adjusting. Oh, the humanity! :disgust:
 

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Since the XK is on one of those lifts with a centre support, I doubt anything's under it.
 

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Since the XK is on one of those lifts with a centre support, I doubt anything's under it.

You may be correct, but I'd bet that it's more likely a two-post lift. There would be little reason to install a one-post lift in a garage with such a low ceiling (unless the owner likes doing his own oil changes while on his knees) as it wouldn't make another space for another car. (I think they also make a one-post lift with the post on the side - maybe that's the most likely of all.)

Assuming there's a car parked under the Jag, I'd worry more about the car under the Jag. I hope it's well protected from drips of various fluids.
 

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Older single post lift. Has a ramp.
 

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Did you notice the Triumph or ?? parked under the stairs? I can imagine the conversation if I tried to bring one of my bikes into our living room.:fat:
 

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The article doesn't refer to the car as a 100M. Louvered hoods could be purchased over-the-counter at a dealership. Any one who owns a 100M will also notice immediately that the anchors for the hood strap are mounted too close to the hood.

CraigC: who sez bonnets with the correct 100M pattern could be obtained so easily? From what I read the dealer sold LeMans kits did not include that feature.
 

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Bill, you are correct that the LeMans kit did not include the hood. In the summer of 1974 I damaged my louvered hood. I figured I would take a long shot and check with the parts guys that I had gotten to know pretty well at Berkeley British Motors about getting a new one. I was told that while it had been available to order, it had been out of production and out of stock for a long time. I'm looking at the piece of paper I wrote the part numbers on for the louvered hood and hood strap from that visit. Hood # was 17H63, strap was 17H62.
 

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That makes sense Craig, no doubt Healey would have provided some sheet metal spare parts for some time during and after production of the 100. So one way to get a louvered bonnet would be to simply order one from Healey. Of course, the repair part would not have the proper body number stamped on the part.
 
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