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1953 Austin Healey 100 BN1 - Solid California Car - Nasty Boy - Estate Sale

Make: Austin Healey
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Trim: 100 BN1
Year: 1953
Mileage: 1
Color: Black
Engine: 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Oakland, California, United States

1953 Austin Healey Other 100 BN1 Additional Info:

1953 Austin Healey BN1 BLACK exterior - RED interior
No accidents/collisions
For your consideration is an early 1953 Austin Healey BN1 which belonged to my father. This BN1 is originally black/black exterior with red interior, in my opinion the best color combo available. An original California car, it is solid throughout and would make a good basis for restoration. Having not spent much time on the road, the frame rails, outriggers, floors, rockers, and jack points are solid. It's been indoors for at least the last 30 years and shows little rust in the rear of both rockers. Other than that only light scale throughout. All of the fenders are in good condition for restoration. The bonnet is missing its framework but is a correct aluminum piece. Later Healey disc brakes have been added to the front and the reared is the original unit.
At some point during it's brief stint on the road, the owner of this Healey decided to install a rebuilt Buick V-6/auto trans for an unknown reason. He did not finish. The things people used to do... Original front and rear cowl, fenders, doors in great condition. Aluminum boot lid (appears original) and aluminum bonnet (not original - body #3183). Modified foot wells and original motor mounts have been taken out*. This is a great car to restore back to original or to modify into a nasty boy.
*Note: I have an early 4cyl Healey motor,trans, as well as correct motor mounts to restore this to original not included in the sale.
Please use pictures to determine condition. I am not an expert in these vehicles and I offer no warranties expressed or implied. I would like to see this vehicle back on the road one day. A new home purchase forces the sale of this rare color combo BN1.
Condition: Please see photos. This Healey will be an excellent basis for restoration. Rust free other than light scale. The geometry appears straight but I can not guarantee it's accuracy. I encourage inspection and I will be happy to answer any and all questions. Overseas buyers please contact me with any questions.
THE LAST PIC IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY of a restored example of this vehicle.
Delivery to a shipping agent of the winner's choice is available at cost. Transport to the shipping is available for $200 through a local tow company.
Excellent references.
Please contact me directly with any questions, for more info, or pictures before bidding.
This vehicle is sold strictly in as-is condition without warranty expressed or implied. I offer absolutely no returns or refunds. Buyer shall use pictures herein this auction to determine vehicles overall condition and should asks any and all specific questions concerning any aspect of the vehicles condition before bidding. I welcome inspection before bidding. I reserve the right to end the auction early at any point. Buyer is responsible all shipping charges. International/national shipping is available to be paid for by the winner. I will help facilitate pick-up by a shipping company. Local pick-up is also welcome. A 10% non refundable deposit is due within 3 days of auction close and full payment due within 7 days of auction close. Vehicle will not ship/be picked up or delivered until all funds have cleared. Bank to bank wire transfer preferred for international bidders. Please bid with confidence as I have perfect feedback and excellent references. Good luck and thanks for looking.