[Healeys] Fwd: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M

dwflagg at juno.com dwflagg at juno.com
Wed Aug 1 17:36:43 MDT 2018

It could be the lighting, but the Blue carpet looks too bright. Also, is the gear shift lever correct? I don't have my new glasses yet!! Thanks. Cheers, Doug

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From: Larry Wendland <bighealey3k at aim.com>
To: mgcharlie at comcast.net, Healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Fwd: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:29:13 -0400

The first thing I noticed is the chrome spear on the front fenders a backwards. How could they get some thing that simple wrong?  Looks like a blemish on the passenger seat bottom cushion.

'67 BJ8

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From: Charlie Baldwin <mgcharlie at comcast.net>
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Sent: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 2:34 pm
Subject: [Healeys] Fwd: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M

Can the experts on the list critique this car?  For what he wants for it, it should be absolutely perfect.  He states that it is a concours example, but even to my untrained eye in 100Ms, I know that none came with chrome wire wheels, and probably radial tires were also not available.

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From: "Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars" <hymanltdnews at hymanltd.com> 
To: mgcharlie at comcast.net 
Date: August 1, 2018 at 11:02 AM 
Subject: 1956 Austin-Healey 100M 

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