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United Kingdom393FMV

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Record Creation: Entered on 21 August 2007.


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2012-02-19 12:26:48 | AH Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was added: 1B223807
  • Top Color was added: tan
  • Duotone Color was changed from old english white to coronet cream
  • Current Interior was changed from off-white to green
  • Last Seen was changed from 2005 to 2012
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: 393FMV|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United Kingdom|
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    2007-08-21 11:20:56 | pauls writes:

    Car was at auction in '05

    Auction info:
    Fine Historic Motor Cars and Motorcycles, H&H Classic Auctions Ltd (21st September 2005)
    Finished in green over cream with beige leather upholstery, this particular Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Roadster is described by the vendor as being in very good (engine, three-speed plus overdrive gearbox, chassis, electrical equipment) to excellent (paintwork, bodywork, interior trim, wheels / tyres) condition. Reportedly purchased by the current owner from Hampson, Cheshire in 1989, it is said to have "since undergone total restoration including reconditioned 2,660cc four-cylinder engine, all bodywork, total respray, full new interior (piped leather and leather edged carpets), new beige hood / tonneau, new chrome and new tyres". Apparently treated to careful usage and regular servicing thereafter, it is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until September 2006 and historic class (free) road tax until September 2006.
    Lot Details
    Auction Fine Historic Motor Cars and Motorcycles
    H&H Classic Auctions Ltd, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
    Type Car
    Lot Number 083
    Estimate £15500-£17000
    Outcome SOLD
    Hammer Price £15000
    Hammer Price (inc premium) -
    Year 1955
    Condition rating
    Registration number 393 FMV
    Mileage -
    Chassis number BN1221536
    Engine number 1B223807

    2012-02-19 11:42:07 | pauls writes:

    Car was at auction 2/12
    www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/16-02-2012-ThePavilionGardens-1311/1955Austin- ...

    Auction description:
    Lot Number: 12
    1955 Austin-Healey 100
    Not Sold
    Reg Number: 393 FMV
    Chassis Number: BN1221536
    Engine Number: 1B223807
    Cc: 2660
    Body Colour: Green / Cream
    Trim Colour: Green
    MOT ExpiryDate: Oct 2012

    The 1955 example on offer is finished in Green over Cream and trimmed in Green leather. It is an original right-hand drive, home market car that is referred to in Bill Piggott's renowned Healey 100 book. '393 FMV' is understood to have been the subject of an extensive professional restoration between 1989 and 1994. The work reportedly included the refurbishment of the engine (with the unit removed from the car), bare metal welding and respray, and a full leather retrim; since when the car has only travelled 12,000 miles. It apparently benefits from a number of 100M-type modifications, including the larger 1.75 inch SU carburetters, cold air box, high-flow air filter and louvered bonnet with leather retaining strap. The vendor considers the Healey's paintwork to be "excellent", the bodywork and interior trim to be "very good", the engine to "run well" and the three-speed manual transmission to be "good". The BN1 is being sold complete with a copy of Piggott's book, a meaty file of invoices and receipts relating to the renovation, and an MOT valid into October.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle carries two chassis / ID plates. The first chassis / ID plate is mounted on the bulkhead and reads BN1 221536 (the same number which appears on the car's current V5C Registration Document and which seemingly relates to an Australian supplied right-hand drive example). The second chassis / ID plate is mounted in the driver's footwell and reads BN1 223280. The car's number plate - '393 FMV' - was issued by Middlesex County Council on 15th August 1955.

    2013-06-17 19:36:15 | Baskingshark writes:

    This car appears fairly prominently as the hero's car in the 1978 Joan Collins film The Stud, based on the novel by Jacqui Collins. It is red in the movie. It's imcdb page is here: imcdb.org/vehicle_565431-Austin-Healey-100-4-1955.html

    2015-01-13 01:40:28 | Mike B writes:

    This car was also prominently featured in the 1970 Horror Film "Scream and Scream Again" Starring Vincent Price. It was shown in a 15 min chase scene through the streets of london.

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