|2.6 - 4 100||Coronet Cream|
|Left Hand Drive|
|23 March 1954||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 5 June 2016.
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2016-06-05 00:05:31 | pauls writes:
Car was at auciton 3/16
Lot number 142
Hammer value £13,500
Description Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 'Coronet Cream'
Registration 589 UYJ
Colour Coronet Cream (originally)
Engine size 2,660 cc
Chassis No. BN1-L/153807
Engine No. 1B/206956
Documents V5C; Heritage Certificate; USA Certificate of Title; Customs clearance documents
This particular 100/4 is a rare limited edition 'Coronet Cream' model that was produced in the winter of 1953/54 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Exact production figures are unclear but estimates suggest between 300 and 600, virtually all of which were supplied to the USA market. As the accompanying Heritage Certificate confirms, this car was made right at the end of the run in March 1954 and was a LHD North American Export model with Coronet Cream paintwork and a red interior.
Not much is known of the subsequent history of the car but documents on file show that by 1971 it was with a Peter Hubbell of Ithaca, New York, and by 1974 with Edward McComb of the same city. It was imported to the UK by the vendor in April 2014 in order to fill a container that also contained an XK Jaguar - all duties have been paid and it now has a V5C with the registration number 589 UYJ.
As you can see, the car has been repainted in light blue metallic at some point and it now requires a full restoration. All important parts are present though no doubt a few minor trim items will be missing. Most importantly it still retains its original chassis, body, engine and overdrive gearbox, making it a 'matching numbers' machine.
With top examples of the BN1 now fetching in excess of £50k at auction, this rare limited edition Healey should amply reward the remedial works now required.