|2.6 - 4 100|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 19 November 2023.
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2023-11-19 15:54:39 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 11/23
29th Nov, 2023 Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire
1954 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1
Estimate £33,000 - £37,000
Registration No: 180 UYG
Chassis No: BN1- L/156438
Supplied to the USA in left-hand drive configuration and converted to RHD
Finished in desirable 'Ice Metallic Blue'
Subject to much recent expenditure including replacement chassis outriggers
Fully registered for UK road use
This particular example of the 100/4 is understood to have been first delivered to Nebraska, USA, in left-hand drive form back in 1954. Much of the early history is unaccounted for but the car does have Titles from Nebraska dated to 2014. There has also been some correspondence with one of the previous owners in the USA which is in the history file and he believed the car may have been used for circuit racing around that time. There is much evidence to suggest that Austin-Healey 100s were used for this purpose, but this is unconfirmed. The car was imported to the UK and road registered in 2014. The vendor has spent over £17,500 on works to the car in that time with marque specialist Orchard Restorations in East Sussex. This included converting the car from left to right-hand drive, new rear springs, rear shock absorbers and rear wheel cylinders, engine maintenance work and welding in of chassis repair sections.
The vendor has advised that the engine ‘runs very well’ and that the Big Healey has been used for many trips including to Goodwood, with the transmission appearing smooth, including the overdrive. The paintwork is patinated and the interior again has aged seats, however, it very much adds to the charm of this great sports car. There is also an original-type mat in the boot.