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