1955 Austin-Healey 100 / 4

BN2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Mileage 
    893 mi / 1 438 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    BN2L/228635
  • Engine number 
    1B/233117-M
  • Reference number 
    body 10717
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    90 BHP / 92 PS / 68 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Healey 100BN1, a creation of Donald Healy, was unveiled at the Earl's Court London Motor Show in 1952. It was meant to be an affordable sports car produced in limited numbers. However , BMC was so impressed with the car that they took over the project and the whole Healey concern. In total just over 10,000 BN1s were built between 1952 and 1955.
The successor , the BN2, was launched in 1955. The major changes were an upgraded gearbox ( the 3 speed was replaced with a proper 4 speed with an overdrive unit ) and the installation of bigger brakes for a more spirited performance.
This car , VFO 398, a left hand drive example , is one of just under 4,000 BN2's built and was delivered to a distributor in the US. It was discovered in the mid 90's by Derek Mayor in a very sorry state albeit complete and unmolested. Derek, a well known concours judge and at that time the National Concours Secretary of the Austin Healey Club in GB , started the restoration process . He used his expertise and experience from his previous restorations to create the ultimate concours contender . The result was so perfect and accurate to the finest detail, that his BN2 was unbeaten in several Concours for many years. As you can imagine , the car was only occasionally used during its life on the concours fields. It was then carefully stored for some years by the proud owner.
The previous owner , who acquired the car about 3 years ago , invested a substantial amount of money to convert the BN2 from a trailer queen into an excellent and nimble sports car for the road . The overall quality remains outstanding and reflects the top restoration of the 90's . The handling is just superb and the 2,6 L engine is alive and kicking . It now corresponds perfectly to the intention of Donald Healey to create a sports car that puts a smile on your face when you look at it and ....when you drive it.

List of Concours and Shows :
-Best of Show car 1996 : Northern Classic Car Show GMEX Manchester
-UK National Concours Champion : National Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham
-UK Masterclass Concours Champion 1997 : National Class Car Show NEC Birmingham
-Champion of Europe 1997 : Techno Classica , Essen , Germany
-Best of Show car 1997 : Master Car Club of Great Britain
-Special display Donald Healey 100 birthday celebration in 1998: Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham
-First place at European Healey meeting in Luxembourg 1999
-Chosen by Autoglym for their advertisement campaign in 1998

The car comes with its original warranty , service history , production record certificate, owner's manual, toolkit and the restoration photos. It has a Belgian title and a Fiva card.

If you have a serious interest in this vehicle you are more than welcome to visit our collection , that can be visited by appointment only . In the meantime do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information.