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This charming Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1, finished in its attractive original colors, embodies all the wonderful qualities of the classic British sports car. Adding to its appeal, this example was restored circa 2007–2012 at a cost of over $134,000 (Canadian) by passionate and knowledgeable marque expert Rich Chrysler of Brantford, Ontario.
Mr. Chrysler was a founding member of the Austin-Healey Club of America and the registrar for the Concours Registry, and with this car he undertook his final Austin-Healey restoration. Metalwork was performed by Colin Bailey, a craftsman who apprenticed at the Rolls-Royce coachworks and whose work on this example is documented in an accompanying photo CD. Seven layers of Ice Blue lacquer paint were painstakingly applied to the car by Ron Allman over a period of several months, with each coat sanded before the application of the next.
Items included with the car are its tool roll, spare tire, jack, and knock-off hammer. Also accompanying the sale are documents regarding ownership history, correspondence between past owners, service invoices, parts receipts, and photographs.
Showing only 246 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloguing, this Austin-Healey has seen sparing use since restoration. This is a wonderful restored example of one of the great British sports cars of all time.