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BN1225053

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 1B225053M 
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 31 March 1955 
 
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United KingdomNBC190

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2016-06-04 23:13:01  |  pauls writes:

Car was at auction 5/16
classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php

Lot number 71
Hammer value £35,000
Description Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Two-seater
Registration NBC 190
Year 1955
Colour Carmine Red
Engine size 2,660 cc
Chassis No. BN1-225053
Engine No. 1B225053M
Documents V5C; Heritage Certificate; restoration photos

As the accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms, this particular BN1 is an original UK market car that was built at the end of March 1955 in Carmine Red with red interior trim. Little is known of the subsequent history of the car but the number plate would imply that it was first registered in Leicester between April and June 1955. It reputedly had just one owner until the early 1980s when it was exported to Canada where it was discovered by the vendor's brother a couple of years ago. He shipped it back to the UK where it received a thorough restoration documented in photos in the history file.

Now in stunning condition throughout with superb paintwork, exemplary panel gaps and beautifully preserved red leather seats which look like they may well be original, the car is also said to drive very well and certainly fired up promptly and ran very sweetly as we moved it around for these photos, with a notably slick and easy gearchange and 40psi oilpressure. A battery cut-off switch is fitted in the boot and the car has a soft top and frame, both in good condition.

As nice an example as we have ever offered, this 'matching numbers' machine looks an absolute steal at the modest guide price suggested today, the 100/4 being a model that has soared in value of late, even overtaking the once-more-desirable Austin-Healey 3000. We like it a lot!


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