1954 Austin-Healey 100-4
Stunning Presentation for Display or Worldwide Touring Events
1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1
Chassis No. BN1-L/150976
Engine No. 1B/205475
Body No. 418
Spectacular BN1 Delivered New to Brussels, Belgium
Beautiful Nut and Bolt Restoration
Numbers-Matching Throughout – Per Heritage Trust Certificate
Stunning Presentation for Display or Eligible for Prestigious Worldwide Touring Events
Offered with Charming Period Driving Accessories
Spring 2018 Service & Multi-Point Inspection
Complete with Weather & Emergency Equipment
Widely considered the “original” Austin-Healey, the “Healey Hundred” Series cars were built from 1953 to 1956. The big four engine gave the Austin-Healey 100/4 two-thirds more power than its MG contemporary and 120% more torque, all in a streamlined and better balanced package, that weighed no more than the MG. Built mostly for the important American market where they fit neatly into the gap between Triumph's TR2 and the larger and more expensive Jaguar XK120 and XK140 models. A true two-seat roadster, with a purity of line and sense of purpose that has made them quite sought after by enthusiasts of British sports cars, accentuated by a rakish fold-down windscreen.
BN1-L/150976 was completed on January 20, 1954 and is said to have been purchased new by a U.S. Serviceman in Belgium, through Sogid Autos of Brussels. The Big Healey was delivered wearing carmine Red over Black upholstery and wire wheels, kph speedometer, heater and H4 carburetors - as confirmed by British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. This stunning BN1 was the recipient of a comprehensive restoration to outstanding results and beautiful presentation. Every single nut, bolt and wire were addressed and refreshed to new during the rotisserie restoration, as was the paint, tailored cabin and weather equipment. Today, the car displays lovely, maintained finishes with light use, well suited for continued show display, as well as eligible entry into nearly any significant vintage automotive rally worldwide.
The Roadster's engine bay, undercarriage and luggage compartments present just as nicely as its outward appearance. A stunning engine bay reveals the numbers-matching powerplant with correct appearances throughout the unit and auxiliaries, both highly detailed. Same for the polished undercarriage with no feature overlooked. A matching spare tire assembly with leather strap, original jack, Thor hammer and emergency equipment reside neatly inside the trunk, along with plexi side curtains in protective pouch and a full-cab tonneau cover, while not in use. To complete the ensemble, a set of Lucas LR6 lamps occupy the front badge bar - and for the occupants, an authentic period racing helmet, new leather gloves and vintage motoring blanket for the passenger.
A spring 2018 scheduled service and inspection was recently performed on the Healey with outstanding results. Electric overdrive on the BN1 3-speed is a welcomed addition during distance touring. Additionally, the 100-4 received a complete set (5) of all new Michelin XAS tires and tubes. A truly versatile and slightly menacing instrument for nearly any vintage automotive event, this particular 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 offers many possibilities to its next caretaker and is now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.
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