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1956 Austin Healey 100-4 BN2

Make: Austin Healey
Model: 100-4
SubModel: BN2
Type: Convertible
Year: 1956
Mileage: 3,200
VIN: 1B228067
Color: Blue
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Excelsior, Minnesota, United States

1956 Austin Healey 100-4 Additional Info:

Why is the Austin Healey 100-4 BN2 collectable?

While the Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 was a near direct replacement to the BN1 models, there were several changes to the 1955 production of the second series. These cars had a true 4-speed transmission with overdrive, as compared to the BN1’s 3-speed transmission, and offered smaller front brakes and stiffer springs to improve the cars balance. Other features that distinguish the BN2 from the BN1 are the slightly larger front wheel arches, and different rear axle. In 1955, a high-performance 100M model was introduced, with larger carburetors, a cold air box to increase engine air flow, high-lift camshaft and 8.1:1 compression pistons. It produced 110bhp (82kW) at 4500rpm. The front suspension was stiffened and the bonnet gained louvres, along with a bonnet belt. The 100M components (including the high compression pistons) were also available as the Le Mans Engine Modification Kit, which could be installed in either a BN1 or BN2 with the engine in situ, improving the power output to approximately 110bhp (75kW) at 4500rpm. The kit could be ordered fromBMC, allowing private owners to make their own modifications.By January 1956 production was running at 200 cars each month and sales in California 150 cars each month. The final BN2 was built in July 1956, with a total of only 4604 BN2s produced, including the 100M.

One thing is certain; these Austin-Healey Roadster models are highly sought after among British and classic sport car enthusiasts. In fact, Jay Leno is known to have a 1956 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 in his private collection as well.

The Car Being Offered…

is a strikingly beautiful, completely restored, example of one of the most sought after Austin-Healey’s; the 100-4 BN2, with electronic Overdrive. An optional 100M conversion kit can be negotiated with the sale of this car outside of the auction. A complete body off restoration was done in 1988, and complete mechanical restoration was completed again in 2011.This Healey is finished with a BEAUTIFUL Healey Blue exterior and an EXQUISITE looking blue interior, which is a stunning color combination and highly sought after by enthusiast!

This is a NUMBERS MATCHING car! All numbers verified through the Heritage society for Austin Healey cars. Photos of the numbers can be viewed i in the ad.

This particular car was owned by an 84-year-old gentleman who had this in his private collection for many years. He was the 3rdowner of the car and he had the car mechanically restored to run like new back in 2011, including a rebuilt engine, new clutch, re-cored radiator, new 6-blade fan, all instruments rebuilt, etc. All receipts included.ONLY 3200 miles since this restoration. Additionally, throughout this time, the car was serviced and maintained by British Cars Forever in MD.

Additional Highlights

· Brand new tires with less than 500 miles on them

· Frame and underside are in PERFECT condition

· Top and tonneau cover are in EXCELLENT condition

· Chrome plating is perfect and looks like a mirror

· Original Side Curtains are nearly perfect with original fabric liners and trim, stored in a felt lined storage pouch

· Beautiful original tool kits for this vintage Healey comes complete with the car, (jack, hammer, tools, tire pump, etc.)

· Original carpet in EXECELLENT condition

· Correctly painted spoked wheels are in perfect condition

· Nearly all documentation since the original owner and all receipts for the engine rebuild and restoration are included with the sale of the car

· Fitted with correct era fog lamps have been installed which ad to the signature look of this gorgeous Healey

· Personalized collector plates included: ‘1956 BN2’

Video of the car being driven is available at: https://youtu.be/j0GOYW6ELA4

A COMPLETE Leman’s 100M racing kit is available for sale with the completed auction and the price is negotiable.The carbs included with the kit were built by Jeff Palya from Palya Tech with the exact etching as done by the factory for 100M cars. Every part needed to convert this 100-4 to a 100M is included… hood, pistons, camshaft, valves, distributor, cold air box, manifolds, louvered aluminum bonnet, belts, and plates.

Unlike the Healey’s that you will find at big name auctions, this car does not include high exorbitant fees above and beyond it’s selling price.This is to your advantage – bid with confidence.

NOTE: The car is advertised elsewhere, including eBay, so if you are interested don’t hesitate to move on it as it may not be on the market very long.

The car is available for viewing. Just contact me and I’ll arrange a time for you to view it if you desire.

TERMS OF SALE OVERVIEW: The following terms of sale apply to this auction:

Payment: Upon making a deal the Buyer agrees to pay $1,000.00 USD (non-refundable) via a PayPal deposit within 24 hours, and the balance in full within 7 days of the close of the auction via Wire Transfer. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle. A copy of a clear title will be sent to the Buyer (as proof of clear title) upon Buyer sending Seller Buyer’s contact information, and a down payment in hand. The original title will be sent to the Buyer within 5 Business Days upon Buyer paying for the vehicle in full.

Disclaimer: This vehicle is sold AS-IS WHERE-IS. This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and, value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Fees and Taxes: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

Shipping: The Buyer is responsible for arranging for shipping and responsible for all related costs. The Seller will see to it that the car is available for pick-up at a time that best meets both the Buyer’s and Seller’s schedule.