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BN4LS45621

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2024-02-18 10:54:13 | pauls writes:

Car on BaT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1957-austin-healey-100-6-bn4-4-seat-roadster-25/

Auction description:

Seller: Gilthom

Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Chassis: BN4LS45621

31k Miles Shown, TMU

302ci Ford V8

Motorcraft Two-Barrel Carburetor

Toploader Four-Speed Manual Transmission

Red Paint

Black Vinyl Upholstery w/Red Piping

Black Steel Wheels

Side Exhaust Pipes

Stewart-Warner Gauges

BMIHT Certificate

Spare & Removed Parts

Refurbishment Photos & Records

Private Party or Dealer: Private Party

Lot #137442

This 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4 was built in July 1957 and shipped to California, where it was eventually fitted with a 302ci Ford V8 mated to a Toploader four-speed manual transmission and converted into a racing car for use in slalom competitions in the 1960s and ’70s while under the care of a person who owned the vehicle for approximately 50 years. The seller purchased the car as a project on BaT in October 2021 and subsequently conducted a refurbishment that involved performing body and paint work, rebuilding the engine and the transmission, refreshing the interior, and replacing the carburetor, differential, clutch, brake parts, wiring harness, and more. This modified Austin-Healey is now offered in Canada with refurbishment photos and records, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, a removed racing seat and mufflers, an Austin-Healey 2.6-liter engine block and cylinder head, other spare and removed parts, and British Columbia registration in the seller’s name that lists the model year as 1958.

The body shell was stripped to bare metal under current ownership, and the rocker panels were replaced with welded-in repair sections. Patched areas that required repainting were matched to a shade of red found in the rear inner wheel wells, and the newly painted sections on the outer panels were further worked with the intention of mimicking the wear found elsewhere on the body. The inner panels and the inside of the trunk, engine bay, and passenger compartment also were refinished under current ownership. Portions of the paint appear to be worn through to expose gray primer, and the doors and the trunk lid feature white roundels. The black tonneau cover was replaced under current ownership. An aged and worn soft top and accompanying frame are included in the sale along with damaged side curtains and a bolt-in removable roll bar.

The 15″ steel wheels were bead blasted and repainted black during the refurbishment, and 195/65 Laufenn Fit radial tires were installed. The suspension was fitted with replacement bushings. The front brake calipers were refurbished with replacement pistons, seals, and pads, while the rear brakes received new seals and shoes. The brake lines and master cylinder were also replaced along with the wheel bearings, bearing caps, and seals. The seller states that the car would benefit from an alignment.

The interior was overhauled under current ownership with replacement black seat covers with red piping as well as replacement seat foam, lap belts, and ribbed rubber floor mats. The dashboard was re-covered, aluminum panels over the transmission tunnel were replaced, and aluminum blanking plates have been fitted in place of the rear-seat bases. A racing-style driver seat with a red-painted steel frame is included in the sale along with an uninstalled heater matrix and fan blower.

A wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of a Stewart-Warner 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The fuel gauge is located separate from the main instrument cluster and is inoperative. The five-digit odometer shows 31k miles, approximately 100 of which have been added by the seller; true mileage is unknown.

The battery is positioned in the trunk compartment. The fuel tank was acid washed, inspected, and painted under current ownership and the fuel pump was replaced.

The 302ci Ford V8 is said to have been sourced from a 1968 Torino under previous ownership around 1970. The engine was stripped to its block and cleaned and inspected under current ownership, and the cylinder heads and each valve were also cleaned and inspected. The Motorcraft two-barrel carburetor, gaskets, wiring harness, starter motor, ignition system, fan belt, water pump, and coolant hoses were replaced under current ownership, the radiator was recored, and the alternator and the windshield-wiper motor were refurbished. The windshield-washer bottle has not been installed. The engine and the transmission are painted in a shade of green intended to match the color that Austin-Healey originally applied to engines in these cars.

The Ford Toploader four-speed manual transmission was dismantled, cleaned, and inspected before receiving replacement seals, O-rings, and front and rear bearings. Also during the refurbishment, a three-finger Mustang clutch was installed to the aluminum flywheel on the engine, the clutch hydraulic lines were renewed, and the clutch master cylinder was refurbished. The rear axle was refurbished with replacement inner and outer bearings, and the differential was replaced; a previously installed Detroit Locker differential is included in the sale. The dual exhaust system is composed of headers and side pipes that were bead blasted, repaired, and repainted during the refurbishment. Mufflers for the side pipes will accompany the vehicle.

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists the factory equipment, colors, and serial numbers along with a July 22, 1957 production date.

A bolt-in roll bar and a racing-style seat are included in the sale, as are a 1970-issued California pink slip, shop manuals, records from current ownership, an Austin-Healey 2.6-liter engine block and cylinder head, and removed bumpers, soft top, side windows, hubcaps, and gauges.

Photos captured during the refurbishment can be viewed in the gallery below.

The vehicle is being sold on its British Columbia registration, which serves as the ownership document in British Columbia, Canada.

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