The interior has been re-trimmed, presumably when the car was restored in the 1980s, [and] the seats now have a nice patina and retain their original foam cushions, giving them the correct shape and feel. All of the instruments and switches are to original specification and presumably original to the car, as is the steering wheel. The correct original gearbox filler cover is still fitted to the tunnel.
The car retains its original engine and a correct-specification 100S gearbox, almost certainly the original for the car. The differential has been changed for a production-specification 3.66:1 unit, which makes the car much more useable on both road and track. The brake callipers retain their original, very rare early Dunlop piston bodies with wear indicators.
Mechanically, the car is in excellent order, the engine starts readily and shows the correct oil pressure when hot, and the gearbox has a good change up and down, with synchromesh working correctly in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The four-wheel disc brakes are strong. The steering is direct, and the car drives precisely as a correct-specification 100S should.
Although it has been about 30 years since it was fully restored, this 100S maintains an outstanding appearance, including a lovely patina, which is the result of careful use and proper storage and maintenance. Within just the last few years it has also benefited from considerable attention to mechanical excellence, which included crack-testing and rebuilding all the steering, suspension, brakes, and new wheels. It was last raced at Monterey, California, in August 2012 and then shipped back to the UK, where it was subsequently serviced and thoroughly checked, with the rear axle and half shafts being rebuilt to assure outstanding mechanical condition.
Chassis AHS 3707 is a perfect candidate for any number of high-profile events around the world, as it is a race car that has been superbly adapted for road tours, and it would be a rare and welcome entrant in concours and other automobile shows. Those familiar with driving a 100S will attest to its well-balanced handling characteristics and ease of maintenance. This, combined with its classic styling, rarity, character, and performance, equals to that of cars costing several times more, making the 100S a versatile and favourite in any collection of historically significant sports racing cars.