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BN2L232183

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 BN2 
 Left Hand Drive 
   San Francisco
 BN2L232183 
 1B232183M 
 13664 
  
 4 May 1956 
 
 1956 Black / Colorado Red
 2013 Red
 Rest: Nice 
 Original Costa Mesa
  
CaliforniaCalifornia
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Record Creation: Entered on 3 July 2012.

 

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2012-08-11 22:17:33  |  AH Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Top Color was deleted, old value was: black
  • Original Distributor was added: San Francisco
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1956
  • Factory Build Month was added: 05
  • Factory Build Day was added: 04

  • 2012-08-16 15:09:49  |  AH Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: 13664
  • Engine Number was added: 1B232183M

  • 2013-03-01 12:57:24  |  AH Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Current State was changed from CA to California
  • Last Seen was changed from 2012 to 2013

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    2012-07-03 04:39:10  |  Lofty writes:

    For sale on ebay: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Austin-Healey-1956-Austin-Healey-100M-Le-Mans-Roadster-F ...


    2012-08-11 18:31:51  |  Lofty writes:

    For sale on e-bay: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/

    1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster. This is a factory built 100M as documented by the Heritage Trust certificate and is a numbers matching example.

    The basic details of the history of this 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Roadster are set out on the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate that accompanies the car. Chassis number BN2-L/232183 was built as a left-hand drive 100M model at Austin's Longbridge factory on 4, May 1956. It was destined for the Austin-Healey dealer in San Francisco. Extra equipment included a heater, a laminated windscreen, and a louvered hood (the latter was a particular feature of the 100M model).
    While the original owner is unknown, the car was owned from the early 70's through 2008 by one owner and then from 2008-current by the next. He restored the car at that time to his own requirements. This Austin-Healey is presented in good order with recent paint job by noted expert Scott Beckman.


    2013-02-28 22:23:08  |  pauls writes:

    Car to be at auction 3/13
    www.goodingco.com/car/1956-austin-healey-100-m

    Auction description:
    Lot 44
    1956 Austin-Healey 100 M
    CHASSIS NO. BN2-L/232183
    ENGINE NO. 1B/232183M
    $125,000 - $165,000
    Without Reserve
    According to its corresponding British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, the original left-hand-drive export model offered here was completed on May 4, 1956, and shipped to San Francisco. In addition to the louvered bonnet characteristic of the 100 M, this car's factory-fitted equipment included a heater and a laminated windscreen.

    While its intervening history remains unknown at the time of writing, the 100 M was under single ownership from the early 1970s through 2008, when the current owner acquired it. As offered, it clearly continues to benefit handsomely from a sympathetic restoration, which was completed in 2008. The body and paintwork is particularly noteworthy, having been performed by the respected high-end classic specialist Steve Beckman to great effect, with arrow-straight body panels and a very good finish quality clearly apparent. Brittania Restorations of Rio Linda, California, completed the mechanical work. Most recently, the carburetors and distributor were rebuilt, and a tune-up was performed with new spark plugs, breaker points, and condenser installed. Consequently, the 100 M is reported to run and drive as it should. It is offered complete with a BMHT certificate identifying it as a genuine factory-built 100 M model, and it is listed as such within the 100 M Le Mans Registry as well. With only a small fraction of the original 640 examples remaining today, a genuine factory-produced Austin- Healey 100 M is without a doubt considered the most desirable of the early-production, road-going Austin-Healeys. Accordingly, the offering of this wonderful example provides a truly significant opportunity.


    2014-01-15 19:22:30  |  pauls writes:

    Car to return to auction 1/14
    www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1956-austin-healey-100-m-2/

    Auction description:
    Lot 48
    Scottsdale 2014
    Estimate: $125,000 - $165,000 | Without Reserve
    Chassis: BN2-L/232183
    Engine: 1B/232183-M

    One of 640 Original Factory-Built Examples
    Complete with BMHT and 100 M Le Mans Registry Certificates
    Expert Body and Paint by Beckman Metal Works
    Recent Mechanical Service by Antique Auto Restorations
    Undisputed Sports Car Icon; Legendary Performance and Style
    Ideal Candidate for Vintage Rallies and Events


    2014-01-27 11:05:45  |  pauls writes:

    SOLD: $137,500


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