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1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1

Sale price: £15,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: 100/4 BN1
Year: 1953
Type: Sports/Convertible
Mileage: 48,400
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 for sale

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1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Photo
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  • 1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1
  • 1953 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1

For sale by auction on Saturday 08 March 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Austin-Healey 100 was built between 1953 and 1956 by BMC
(British Motor Corporation). It was developed by Donald
Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in
Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanics. Healey built a
single 'Healey Hundred' for the 1952 London Motor Show and the
design impressed Leonard Lord. Managing Director of Austin so much
that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at
Austin's Longbridge factory. The car was renamed the Austin-Healey
100. The '100' name comes from Donald Healey. who selected the name
from the car's ability to reach 100mph. as opposed to the
Austin-Healey 3000. which is named for its 3000cc engine. The first
100's (series BN1) were equipped with the same 90bhp engines and
manual transmission as the stock A90. but the transmission was
modified to be a three-speed unit with overdrive on second and top.
The 2660cc engine featured an undersquare 87. 3mm bore and 111. 1mm
stroke. Girling 11" drum brakes are fitted all round. Front
suspension is independent using coil springs and at the rear is a
rigid axle with semi elliptic leaf spring while the steering is by
a cam and lever system. A BN1 tested by The Motor magazine in 1953
had a top speed of 106mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in
11. 2 seconds. These were built from May 1953. and replaced by
the BN2 model in mid-1955.

This righthand drive 1953 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1 has been in
dry storage since 1978. This restoration project is almost complete
and very sound with the exception of the nearside rear wing which
is missing. We are told that the engine is free and can be turned
over by hand and new door skins and 'B' posts are supplied with the
car. Finished in pale blue. this 100/4 has its original blue seats. br/>original hood and side screens and is supplied with a new V5C
registration document. These early BN1's are eligible for a host of
classic events including the Mille Miglia. This is a rare
opportunity to acquire a very original 100/4 which. after what
should be a relatively simple process. would be ideal for local or
international classic car events.



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