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2020-02-14 12:19:41 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 3/20

www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/lot/138/

Auction description:

Lot 138

1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1

US$ 90,000 - 110,000

£ 69,000 - 84,000

Sold for US$ 76,160

Chassis no. BN1-L/160376

Engine no. 1B214883

2,660cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

2 SU Carburetors

110bhp at 4,400rpm

3-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive

*Exceptional nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2019

*Upgraded to 100M Le Mans specifications

*Matching numbers example, eligible for the finest concours or rallies

*Offered with a Heritage Trust Certificate and restoration records

Completed at the Austin-Healey works in August of 1954, this left-hand-drive 100 BN1 was finished new in Old English White over a red interior, trim and weather equipment. Specified for the North American market, the Roadster was fitted with a Smiths miles-per-hour speedometer and Fahrenheit gauges. Furthermore, the records from British Motor Industry Heritage Trust indicate the Austin-Healey was factory-delivery with 12-volt electrics, SU type H4 carburetors, 590 x 15 wheels and tires, and an 8-33 rear axle ratio.

The car was delivered new to the sports car hungry North American market, and a previous owner has stated that the car was sold new in San Francisco, California. It is recorded that the car was owned by a Mr. William P. Ceasari of Piedmont, California from 1966 until 1974. The next owner, a Mr. Gary Oats of Sacramento, CA, is recorded to have been in possession of the Austin-Healey from 1974 until 2015, at which point the aging Austin-Healey 100 BN1 was purchased by the consignor, a fellow enthusiast and collector from Sacramento, California.

A largely complete car, still intact with its original chassis, bodywork, engine and transmission, the Austin-Healey was a perfect candidate for a thorough restoration. The concours-quality restoration orchestrated by the consignor and completed in 2019 included an engine rebuild with new high compression pistons and a performance cam installed to 100M Le Mans specifications. The transmission, suspension and brake systems were also restored to factory correct standards. The radiator was re-cored, and the gas tank restored while a new fuel pump was installed. A new clutch and pressure plate were fitted, along with a stainless-steel exhaust. The original body and chassis were carefully stripped and prepared before being repainted in stunning Iridium Silver by Lighthall Restoration of Northern California, while Barron Upholstery retrimmed the interior and fitted a new convertible top. Bright work was refinished or replaced, and a new wiring harness was installed. Instruments were restored by Nisonger Instruments and the lovely wood-rimmed steering wheel was refurbished. Equipped with Lucas PL 700 headlights and shod on classic Vredestein tires, the Austin-Healey looks just right. The car was upgraded during the restoration to Le Mans specifications. As offered on the later 100 BN2 model, this performance upgrade includes the cold air intake box and carburetors, louvred hood and gold faced, 140mph speedometer.

An exceptional restoration through and through, this is arguably one of the best presented Healey 100's available anywhere and would be a welcome contestant at most concours events, or a great companion on rallies such as the California Mille. One could easily install a 4-speed transmission from a later BN2, but with overdrive on 2nd and 3rd gear, many Healey enthusiasts are just as happy with the early three-speed box. Offered with its Heritage Trust Certificate and records from the extensive restoration, this superb Austin-Healey 100 BN1 to 100M Le Mans specifications deserves a close look.

Please note, this vehicle is titled as a 1955 model year.

2021-09-10 07:09:14 | pauls writes:

Car now on BAT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1955-austin-healey-100-bn1-roadster-13/_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-09-10

Auction description:

Lot #54939

Seller: Firrari

Location: Mondovi, Wisconsin 54755

Chassis: 160376

50 Miles Shown, TMU

Numbers-Matching 2.7-Liter Inline-Four

Three-Speed Manual Transmission w/Overdrive

Refinished in Iridium Silver

Red Vinyl Upholstery

Replacement Black Soft Top

Lucas Headlights

Chrome 15" Wire Wheels

Lucas Heater Box

Boot Cover & Removable Side Curtains

Stainless Steel Exhaust System

BMIHT Certificate Copy

Service Records

Private Party Or Dealer: Private Party

This 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 is a left-hand-drive roadster that is powered by a numbers-matching 2.7-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The car was acquired by the seller in May 2020, following a multi-year refurbishment under previous ownership that included refinishing the exterior in silver, reupholstering the interior with red vinyl, installation of a replacement black soft top, and overhauls of the engine, transmission, and suspension. Additional features include a replacement wiring harness and clutch components, a stainless steel exhaust system, Lucas headlights, and 15″ wire wheels. This BN1 roadster is offered with service records, factory manuals, a copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, and a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name.

Originally finished in Old English White, the exterior was disassembled during the refurbishment and the body panels were stripped and refinished in Iridium Silver. A replacement soft top was fitted in addition to a boot cover and removable side curtains. The seller reports that various brightwork components were refinished or replaced, and additional features include Lucas headlights, a folding windshield, and a louvered hood secured via a brown leather strap. The windshield glass along with the headlight and trunk seals were replaced in 2018.

Chrome-finished 15″ knock-off wire wheels are wrapped in Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, and a matching spare is included in the sale along with a mallet and a wooden hub protector. The car features independent front suspension, a live rear axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The shock absorbers were replaced in June 2018, and the rear wheel cylinders were replaced in February 2019.

The interior was overhauled in 2015 with replacement foam and red vinyl seat covers in addition to a matching tonneau cover, dashboard, and carpet kit. Amenities include a Smiths heater box, a dash-mounted rear-view mirror, door panel pockets, and a passenger assist handle. The seatbelts and various interior knobs were replaced in May 2018.

The replacement wood-rimmed steering wheel frames Smiths instrumentation that was refurbished in December 2017 and consists of a 140-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for oil pressure, water temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 50 miles, though total mileage is unknown.

The 2.7-liter inline-four was overhauled in August 2018 by Del’s Inc. of Sacramento, California, and has been fitted with high compression pistons and an upgraded camshaft. A cold-air intake has been installed, and additional refurbished components include the twin SU carburetors, radiator, and wiring harness.

Engine stamping 1B214883 matches the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a rebuilt three-speed manual transmission with overdrive on second and third gears. According to the seller, the fuel tank was refurbished and the fuel pump was replaced along with the clutch components and exhaust system.

A copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists drivetrain serial numbers as well as the original color combination and factory equipment.

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