Registry: 1953 Austin-Healey 100

Kelly Dietrick's 1953 Austin-Healey 100
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1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 and from the serial # we believe it is one of the initial 45 cars (before the "production run" of Austin Healey 100/4s) built by Donald Healey.

The motor is a 2660cc Austin( and I believe is the original motor)

the Transmission is a manual 3-speed with a reversed shift pattern. Fourth(4th) gear is an Overdrive with a switch on the Dash. It is difficult to describe this, but the shift pattern is reversed with the assumption that the Driver would be on the right side of the car--shifting with the left hand--but the car is a left hand driver. The wheels are A-H Wire Spoked wheels.

The mods to the car are: the seats are pure race seats and--racing seat belts--also a new roll bar to meet the latest SCCA standards.
The A-H has an onboard fire suppression system. The A-H has the convertible top and frame removed -- and the front brakes are Disc Brakes(as I recall-from a later model A -H)( I believe from a 100/6). As for the suspension- (locked Differential) --and body, a front sway bar was added, removed the bumpers, replaced the shocks with new, replaced the glass Windscreen with a racing (plastic-cutdown) wind screen--a roll bar--and a "Fuel Safe" Fuel Cell--and--added the mirrors. The Electric Fuel Pump and the Battery have been moved to the trunk. Only the differential has been replaced(during current ownership). The Trans and Overdrive were "destroyed" (two years ago) in a race at PIR two years ago and have been rebuilt-so the motor, trans and O/D are original and as far as is know the Trans and O'drive are original. The only mod to the motor has been "screw on" type oil filter.

Many pictures available on photobucket link. Please PM for that link.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Kelly Dietrick   [Cargirl]
Location: Clarks Summit, PA, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1953
Current Colour:red
Transmission:manual 3 speed
Last Updated:2014-09-16 22:10:40


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Member Comments on Registry: 1953 Austin-Healey 100   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2014-09-17 21:05:49 # 20446
Comment by Ted S
would like too see that link for the extra pictures
2016-10-11 20:50:38 # 37752
Comment by bill d
kelly, nice 100... interesting story about the transmissons first used in the BN1 cars. i like the FF1600 next to your Healey, too. nice to have room for them both.
2016-10-11 23:11:29 # 37753
Comment by Howard Gostelow
Is this Healey all alloy? Early ones were.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2014-09-16 22:10:40

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 15, 2014 Kelly Dietrick  USA Added to Registry (ID 26399)

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