NOJ393 at Le Mans 1955
NOJ 393 ran in the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans as a factory Special Test Car. After Le Mans, the roadster went on to become the 100S prototype. Its race history continued, with appearances at Sebring, the Carrera Panamericana, and most notably and infamously, the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It was there that the car, piloted by Lance Macklin, was involved in the worst racing disaster of all time. Macklin’s Healey was hit by Pierre Levegh’s faster Mercedes-Benz SLR. The Benz lost control, crashed, and flew into the stands, killing Levegh along with 83 spectators and injuring 120 more.