1955 Austin-Healey 100 / 4

100-4 BN Roadster

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1955
  • Chassisnummer 
    BN1L224877
  • Losnummer 
    231
  • Referenznummer 
    231
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
BN1L224877

Estimate:
$ 85,000 - $ 95,000 US

Widely considered the best of the “original” Austin-Healey models, the cars of 1955-56 offered a new four-speed gearbox and a corresponding leap in performance and drivability. Its big “four” provided far more power and torque than the contemporary MG TD, within a streamlined, lower and better-balanced package with no weight penalties. Production progressed quickly with most destined for America, where they bridged the wide gap between Triumph’s TR2 and Jaguar’s XK models.

Over 14,500 Austin-Healey 100s were built from 1953-1956, before the fours were succeeded by the six-cylinder 100-6 series. The two-seat 100-4s are highly sought-after today by enthusiasts, with a distinct purity of line and sense of purpose, accentuated by a rakish fold-down windscreen.

This Ice Blue example has been frame-off restored, resulting in an extremely well presented car throughout. The Austin-Healey is accompanied by a British Heritage Certificate and is equipped with knock-off wire wheels, knock-off hammer, spare and superb interior accents.
1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN Roadster