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BN2L230411

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 9 January 1956 United States
 
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Record Creation: Entered on 14 July 2022.

 

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2022-07-14 11:10:32 | pauls writes:

Car on BAT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-austin-healey-100m-bn2-roadster-18/_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-07-14

Auction description:

Seller: RedlineAuto

Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

Chassis: BN2L230411

37k Miles Shown, TMU

One of 640 Factory 100M Models

2,660cc Inline-Four

4-Speed Manual Gearbox w/ Overdrive

White & Black Finish

Black Soft Top

Black Leather Upholstery

15" Painted Wire Wheels

BMIHT Certificates

100M "LeMans" Registry Certificate of Membership

Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

Lot #79193

This 1956 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 roadster was completed on January 9, 1956 as a North American–market example, and it is listed on British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) and Austin-Healey 100M “LeMans” Registry certificates as one of 640 factory-built 100M-specification cars produced during a 10-month run. The car is powered by a 2,660cc inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive and has been refinished in its factory two-tone colors of white and black over black leather. It was listed on BaT in October 2021 and withdrawn prior to the auction’s close while the seller sought to further authenticate the vehicle. Service in the interim is said to have included changing the fluids. This Healey is now offered in Connecticut with service records, an owner’s handbook, wheel tools, side curtains, an upholstered transmission-tunnel cover, photos depicting the car as it appeared previously, BMIHT certificates, an Austin-Healey 100M “LeMans” Registry Certificate of Membership, and a Massachusetts title.

The car has been repainted on multiple occasions, most recently returning the body to its two-tone factory colors of white and black. Exterior features include a replacement soft top, fender-mounted mirrors, badge-bar-mounted driving lights, and chrome bumpers with overriders. The louvered hood features leather hold-down straps, which are said to have been previously removed and positioned incorrectly when reinstalled. A photo that reportedly shows the original and current strap-mounting holes on the underside of one fender is visible.

Silver-painted 15″ wire-spoke wheels wearing Dunlop SP 20 A/S tires are secured by two-eared knock-off nuts. Braking is handled by drums that were adjusted and bled in June 2021. Some corrosion of the spokes is noted by the selling dealer.

The cockpit features white-piped black leather upholstery with matching door panels and carpeting. Additional features include a heater, a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror, and embroidered “Austin-Healey” carpeted floor mats. A replacement “100M ‘Le Mans’ Registry” plaque has been affixed to the dashboard adjacent to a chrome passenger grab handle. The black convertible top stows behind the seats, and an upholstered transmission-tunnel cover is included in the sale.

A banjo-style steering wheel fronts a silver panel with Smiths instrumentation consisting of a 120-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for oil pressure, water temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 37k miles, and true mileage is unknown.

The 2,660cc inline-four would have been factory rated at 110 horsepower in 100M trim, which included a high-lift camshaft, an aluminum intake manifold, an aluminum cold-air box, 8.1:1-compression pistons, and dual SU carburetors, the last item of which are replacements in this instance. The engine is said to have been rebuilt under previous ownership, and a replacement engine-number tag has been affixed by screws rather than rivets. The water pump, distributor cap, rotor, spark plugs, and ignition wires were replaced by the selling dealer in early 2021.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a rebuilt four-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Photos depicting the removal of paint to reveal the body number (11889) stamped into the hood’s left lip.

The car was previously listed on BaT in October 2021 and was subsequently withdrawn while the seller sought further authentication of its status as a 100M, which is now presented in the form of a Certificate of Membership in the 100M “Le Mans” Registry. The certificate is signed by Registry founder William Meade and dated March 2022, and it states that having verified by examination of the body numbers, carburetors, key, and distributor, the Registry confirms and accepts car/chassis #BN2-L/230411 with engine #1B/230411 and body #5690/11889 as a “Genuine Factory-Built Austin Healey 100M ‘LeMans’.” It is also noted on the certificate that the distributor number is incorrect and that the carburetors appear to be replacements.

The Massachusetts title describes the car as a 1956 Austin Lemans coupe.

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