1955 Austin-Healey 100 / 4

100-4 BN Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Chassis number 
    BN1L224877
  • Lot number 
    231
  • Reference number 
    231
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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