Company discovered the Healey day before the opening of the "Earls
Court Motor show" in the year 1952 at the show-booth of the Healey
Leonard Lord, Austin Motor Corporation chief contacted Donald Healey
immediately and bought the car's production-rights before the show was
Donald Healey built the Healey with Austin parts which was ideal for the
step Austin took. Austin Motor Co. saw the Healey as the perfect answer
on Triumphs successful TR sports car which sold very well in the United
The 100/4 was the first Austin Healey. This extremely well looking car
was equipped with a 2660 cc. four-cylinder engine. This engine was used
in the Austin Atlantic. The 100/4 models built up to the year 1955 were
equipped with a 3-speed gearbox with optional double overdrive. The
latter models were offered with a 4-speed gearbox with optional
overdrive on the top-gear.
During the production period of the 100/4 Austin presented a special
100/4 M version with a high compression cylinder head, thus increasing
power from 90 DIN bhp. up to 110 bhp. The Austin Healey 100/4 has a
special place in car history; it is one of the most important sportscars
made in Britain.
Nowadays the Healey's from the first 100/4 up to the last "Big
Healey 3000" are very popular classics.
cylinder capacity: 2660 cc.
carburettors: 2x S.U.
capacity: 120 bhp. at 4750 rpm.
(standard 90 bhp. at 4000 rpm.)
top-speed: 180 km/h.
gearbox: 4-speed manual with overdrive
weight: 930 kg.
100/4 BN-1, year 1954. Chassis
number BN1L156576, engine number 1B213565
matching according to the Heritage certificate. Colour Ice Blue metallic
with a blue leather interior. Blue soft top and very rare Plexiglas side
screens. This Austin Healey 100/4 was sold new to the USA. In the year
1988 the automobile was imported to the Netherlands as a project car. In
the year 2004 the current meticulous owner started a full 'body off'
restoration. The work was completed in the year 2007 and the car was
registered in the Netherlands. A comprehensive restoration file with
photo's and invoices is present. Since restoration the Healey has driven
11.550 kilometers. The
automobile is in superb ( excellent++) top condition and the car drives
absolutely perfect. The meticulous owner has some detail improvements
The automobile was fitted with:
a flowed aluminium cylinder head, competition head gasket, increased
compression (9:1), balanced/blueprinted connection rods, pistons and
crankshaft (crankshaft also sintered and modified with modern oil
seals), special roller camshaft, high spec diaphragm clutch, 100 M
exhaust manifold and side exhaust, electric petrol/fuel pump, high
capacity radiator with expansion overflow, heat shields between
carburettors and exhaust, spin-on oil filter, oil cooler, AC generator, 123
electronic ignition, aluminium sump, 4-speed manual gearbox with
overdrive (100/4 BN-2), high torque starter motor, trip master, Minilite
alloy wheels, dual circuit brake system and disc brakes at the front.
This perfectly built and cleverly modified Healey 100/4 is a very
special car. This is a rare opportunity to buy a very special Austin
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