|2.6 - 4 100||Spruce Green|
|Left Hand Drive||Green|
|Austin Motor Company Of America|
|15 March 1953|
|Nice Driver||Dark Green|
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Record Creation: Entered on 7 August 2019.
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
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2019-08-07 12:12:11 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
With Original Owner from 1954–2014
27k Miles Shown
3-Speed Manual with Overdrive
Spruce Green over Green
Green Convertible Top
Factory Tool Kit & Jack
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 is a left-hand-drive export model finished in its factory Spruce Green over a matching interior. It is a two-owner car that was sold new to an automotive designer who worked for Studebaker and Chrysler in the 1950s and 1960s. The original owner purchased the car at Austgen Motor Sales in Hammond, Indiana and later moved it to Michigan, where the seller acquired it in 2014. The seller has added approximately 1,300 miles and installed four new wire wheels and Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. Power is from the original 2.7-liter inline-four backed by a three-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Over the past 25 years, British Car, Healey Marque, and Moss Motoring have published articles about the car. This BN1 100-4 is being offered with a history file, a BMIHT certificate, factory tools and jack, spares, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
Finished in the factory Spruce Green, the car received a set of driving lamps and a clamp-on rearview mirror under previous ownership. The original bumperettes were removed years ago, although they are included with the sale. Paint meter readings provided and brush touch-ups are noted in areas, as are dents in the steel and aluminum body panels. Rust on the lower rear doglegs can be seen. The turn indicators do not always self-cancel and the windshield wiper assembly requires service.
Weather protection includes an original green convertible top, side curtains, and tonneau cover. The rear window has yellowed with age, and a tear is noted in the top material. Braking is by 11″ front and rear Girling drums.
Dark green factory leather and vinyl upholstery covers the seats, center console, and door panels.
Factory equipment includes an under-dash heater, a 120-mph speedometer, and a 6k-rpm tachometer. Just over 27k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, which is believed to be true. A sticker on the driver’s door indicates that the car was serviced in October 1965 with 21k miles on the odometer.
The numbers-matching 2,660cc OHV inline-four is equipped with a pair of rebuilt SU carburetors and was rated to produce 90 horsepower at 4,000 rpm when new. Records indicate that the exhaust system was replaced in 1969 and that the cylinder head was replaced in the 1970s. A new SU fuel pump and battery reportedly were installed early this decade. Oil leaks are noted.
Power is routed through a three-speed A90 manual gearbox with overdrive. The 100 features independent control-arm front suspension and an underslung rear axle mounted on semi-elliptical springs. The seller indicates that the Armstrong lever-action shocks would benefit from a rebuild. Additional photos of the underside are presented in the gallery below.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists a production date in March 1953 and indicates that the car remains in its original configuration of Spruce Green with a green top and interior. It also lists the engine serial number as original
27k-Mile 1954 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Roadster
A tool kit, jack, and knock-off hammer are included with the sale. The spares package contains an assortment of gearbox and engine seals, an unused stainless-steel exhaust system, and the previously-installed wire wheels and spare are wrapped in a set of Dunlop Road Speed tires, which are believed to also be original.