In 1958 Tony Lanfranchi bought ‘EVV’ and honed his motor racing skills in it before going on to become one of the most colourful characters of the British and international motor racing scene. In ‘EVV 106’ he won the 1959 Catterick hill-climb, a third place in the Burton Sprint and a circuit third at Mallory Park. Its illustrious racing career didn’t end there, when in 1961 Derek Buller-Sinfield bought ‘EVV’ and competed until 1962, at which time it was acquired as one of the founding feature cars of the illustrious Arthur Carter Collection, within which it was subsequently preserved and maintained for no less then 42 years.
Acquired in 2014 by the previous owner, the 100S was fully restored over an 18-month period, in the buildings where it was born – The Cape, Warwick. The work was undertaken by respected specialist the late Jonathan Everard of JME Limited, who was until 1969 a Donald Healey Motor Company and Austin-Healey employee.
In more recent years, for the current owner, the ongoing maintenance, servicing and race preparation has been undertaken by noted Austin-Healey specialist Woolmer Classic Engineering Limited. ‘EVV 106’ is FIVA, MSA and FIA registered and has enjoyed many rallies, tours and races, including the Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic, Donington and Silverstone Festivals and, on multiple occasions, the Mille Miglia retrospective.
With the exception of the ex-Works Le Mans cars, ‘EVV 106’ is arguably one of the most notable and well documented 100S Healey’s in existence. It represents an opportunity to partake in some of the world’s finest Motoring events.