1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 RHD
Sale price: £89,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.02.2016
Car location: Ripon, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 RHD for sale
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The Big Healey is one of the rare breed of 1950s sports cars that could be taken straight from the showroom floor to the racetrack--and win. As early as 1953. the Healey's competitive star shone brightly with a twelfth place overall in the gruelling Mille Miglia and a third place in the 12 Hours of Sebring. competing with the likes of Aston Martin and Jaguar. Hugely undervalued in comparison to the C / D-type Jaguars these Healeys offer fantastic value for money.
This 1956 BN2 model we have here is the most original and untouched 100/4 we have ever seen. probably the most original BN2 in existence. The perfect preservation class winner.
For most cognoscenti the purest iteration. hence the only model worth consideration. it provides something none of its successors could deliver: a wind shield that can be lowered to an almost horizontal position. for the ultimate in fresh-air entertainment.
In fact. the 100/4 folding wind shield is quite unique in post-war automotive history. Converted in less than a minute from a characteristic British Roadster to the closest thing this side of a motorcycle on four wheels. driving the Big Healey with the wind shield folded back provides more exciting wind-in-the-face and bugs-in-the-teeth fun than any other sports car I can think of!
From the moment you push the small black Bakelite button to stir the starter motor. the car feels alive. The engine announces itself with a bark and reacts instantly--almost telepathically--to the throttle as the exhaust belches a throaty tune. sounding and running flawlessly and popping beautifully on the overrun it is truly music to the ears.
RHD Export spec car with matching numbers.
Originally supplied to Melbourne AUS.
2 Previous Australian owners
Heritage certificate included in the history file
One of the best Healeys we have ever seen still retaining its factory paint in Healey Blue with the original Blue Vinyl seats.
A collector quality car or a museum piece in perfectly useable condition
Showing 59. 00 genuine miles
The panel fit is stunning
Original wiring loom
Original tool kit
Original side screens
Original Tonneau Cover
Original interior. carpets. seats. steering wheel etc
No panels have ever been off this car.
No paint has ever been done on this car
Original painted wires with Dunlop RS5's
Original spare wheel with brand new Dunlop RS5 complete with sticker-never seen the road
No rust or repairs to the car anywhere
In full working order
Not only is this car super rare in that it is a factory RHD BN2 Healey but it is the most original and straight car in existence.
It will be supplied fully serviced and MOT'd ready for spring 2016.
The tyres are far too old to be useable on the UK roads so we would supply this car with a brand new set of wire wheels and tyres for road use. the tyres would not be able to come off the wheels without damage to them. the originals can remain for show use only
Cleary there are a few marks to the paint and the chrome work. the interior is a little worn. Its 60 years old.
The car oozes patina for the preservation class
This is one of the finest available on the market today. the ultimate BN2 that will certainly take some beating.
Not to be missed and a water tight investment.
Must be viewed to be appreciated
Once this one is snapped up and sat in a collection there wont be another to go after!
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