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BN2L228644

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Record Creation: Entered on 31 August 2016.

 

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2013-01-22 01:23:31  |  AH Data writes:

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  • Engine Number was added: 18288872M
  • Last Seen was changed from 2007 to 2013

  • 2014-08-20 02:27:00  |  AH Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Engine Number was changed from 18288872M to 1B288872M

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    2007-03-26 00:35:55  |  Lofty writes:

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    Seen on eBay, March 2007. Ad reads:

    "The throaty growl and classic design of the 100 series Austin-Healey stirs the soul of the true sports car lover. The BN2, is the last and best of the world famous 100 series, and the last of the four bangers. It has been called the most beautiful sports car ever produced. Manufactured only one year (1956) the BN2 improved on the BN1 with a four speed transmission, electric overdrive and larger brake drums. 3954 were produced and only about 500 registered BN2s remain in the world. The BN2 is the most desirable Healey collector model.

    After a frame-off restoration in 1975 this rare investment grade beauty snoozed in a Nevada garage for 30 years, with annual visits to a spa for an oil change. She was awakened in 2005 and transported to California to begin a new life. She had a $20,000 makeover, including a $4000 paint job and new: top, upholstery, carpets, panels, windshield glass, ss muffler and exhaust system, brake system, leaf springs, generator, voltage regulator, batteries, hoses, belts, and much, much more. (All receipts available) Today this gorgeous rust-free roadster looks and motors like the day she sucked her first drop of petrol. Winner of two major Concours' including 2006 People's Choice Award at the Niello Serrano Concours. She is a head turner. No finer BN2 exists."


    2007-08-08 20:24:54  |  pauls writes:

    Car to be at auction 8/07
    www.christies.com/LotFinder/lfsearch_coa/LotDescription.aspx

    Auction description:
    Exceptional Motor Cars At The Monterey Jet Center
    Location Monterey, Jet Center Sale Date Aug 16, 2007
    Lot Number 0076 Sale Number 1864
    Lot Title 1955 AUSTIN HEALEY 100-4 BN2
    Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 U.S. dollars
    Saleroom Notice Please note this car is titled as a 1956 Austin-Healey.
    Lot Description 1955 AUSTIN HEALEY 100-4 BN2

    Chassis No. BN2-L/228644
    Engine No. 1B/228644

    Red with black leather interior.
    According to the Heritage Certificate on file for this 100-4 BN2 Healey, it was built on September 26, 1955 and fitted with the factory equipment comprising of dual vertical dip headlights, heater and wire wheels. Its first destination was Düsseldorf, Germany. At this point much of the early history is unknown, however, this exquisite specimen of Healey's finest issue underwent a complete frame-off restoration in 1975. It was then in 2005 where it was discovered in Nevada, having apparently been laid up for 30 years. After coming under the care of it current owner the car had a comprehensive "freshening", "Happy", as the car is affectionately known, is ready to go. Most recently it received a $4,000 paint job reminiscent of a deep "Jaguar" red, complete new brake system, generator, voltage regulator, overdrive relay, SS mufflers and pipes, batteries, belts, hoses, wiring, windshield glass, molding, windshield assembly re-chromed, upholstery, carpets, panels, leaf springs as well as fresh tires.

    The current owner recently recounted: "My BN2 received her nickname from one of my daughters who once commented, 'She is a happy car; she makes you happy to own and drive her and she makes others happy who see her.' It's a special experience owning this gem. She isn't so valuable that I dare not drive her regularly, which is about 5 miles a day three days a week. I drove her to two car shows, each about 300 miles round trip. She placed first in class at a major California British roadster Concours and won the "Best of the Best" awards, the People's Choice and the Niello Concours at Serrano. She is fun and inexpensive to drive and maintain. And when I drive her, everyone is happy."


    2013-01-21 20:13:07  |  pauls writes:

    Car was at auction 1/13
    www.bonhams.com/auctions/20582/

    Lot 353
    Estimate $45-55k


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