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Healey 100



The Healey 100 was one of the most beautiful sports cars of its era. Being built in aluminium meant that it did not rust like most British cars of the era. The car will still out perform some so called modern sports cars and is highly desirable. The inevitable happened with an involvement with BMC. Subsequent models were poor quality and constructed with panels from British Pressed Steel (who supplied more rust than metal).

Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 in  
Track front 1289 mm 50.7 in  
rear 1289 mm 50.7 in  
Length 3759 mm 148 in  
Width 1537 mm 60.5 in  
Kerb weight 851 kg 1876 lb  
Weight distribution
51.00 %
Fuel capacity 109.1
UK Gal
US Gal
Type S-4
8 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 87.30mm 111.10mm
3.44 in 4.37 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.79
Displacement 2660 cc
(162.323 cu in)
Unitary capacity 665 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 8.30:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
Aspiration Normal
Max. output 133.8 PS (132.0 bhp) (98.4 kW)
@4750 rpm
Max. torque 228.0 Nm (168 lbft) (23.3 kgm)
@2500 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 85.71 Nm/litre
0-50mph (80 km/h) 5.60s
0-60mph 7.80s
0-100mph 24.40s
0-Quarter-mile 16.10s 
Top speed 190 km/h
Power-to-weight 155.11 bhp/ton
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Turning circle 10.70 m
Suspension Front I.CS.W.ARB.
Rear LA.SE.
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Transmission 4M
Drive RWD
Final drive ratio 2.92