1955 Austin Healey 100 BN1 Roadster
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.
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 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.
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