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Lot 24

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1

SOLD $92,400

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

BN1-L/224877

Engine

1B/224877

Car Highlights

A Lovely Example of the Quintessential British Sports Car
Meticulously Restored by Marque Specialist
Offered with British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate
Includes Spare Tire, Jack, Tool Roll, and Knock-Off Hammer
Accompanied by Documentation and Correspondence

Technical Specs

2,660 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
110 BHP at 4,500 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Independent Double-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Register to Bid

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.