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1954 Austin Healey 100/4

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

With a 0-100km time of 6 seconds, a top speed of 135 mph and doing the1/4 Mile in 13.4 seconds, this Austin Healy is certainly more developed than most.

It was owned and successfully raced by David (Mad Dog) Madrers throughout the 1960/70s and then into the early 1980s as a Group L car under number 96 with registration AH805.

Car # 26
Engine: 2660cc Healey 4
Driver: Shane O’Brien

The car was 1 of 3 cars prepared by the Shields brothers (Len and Neil) and formed part of the Midnight Spares (3 car) Team.

It was a regular entrant in Historic race meets, along with 6 hour relays and has logged thousands of racing miles.

The car also won the 1979 AHOC (Austin Healey Owners Club) Competition Championship.

The car's racing history includes former Holden Dealer Team engine maestro Ian Tate, who has assisted in preparing the car throughout its racing life which includes building several motors for the car throughout its racing history, including the new full race motor built in 2018.