Evaluation: Older restoration | Represented as a matching-numbers factory-built 100 M (as opposed to a less valuable dealer conversion). Originally two-tone white and black but has been red since the 1980s, when most of the restoration work was done. Even gaps except for the trunk. Driver-quality seats. Tidy but used engine bay. Wheels and trunk look clean. Good but 30-year-old paint. An aged old Healey, but there’s nothing seriously wrong with it, and it’s a genuine M. It would make a great event car. Too bad there aren’t any events going on to really enjoy it. Located in California.
Bottom Line: This car failed to sell at Quail Lodge last August at a $130,000 high bid. That wasn’t a huge offer for a factory M car at the time, but apparently it was a missed opportunity. It had a modest estimate this time around, and it brought an even more modest price.