1955 Austin Healey 100 BN2 – Today’s British Sports Car Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1955 Austin Healey 100 BN2 1955 Austin Healey 100 BN2

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The Austin Healey 100 BN2 is a British sports car that was built between 1955 and 1956 in Longbridge and West Bromwich.

The 100 was developed by Donald Healey and replaced the outgoing and largely unsuccessful A90, although the 100 shared many of the A90s mechanical componentry.

The BN2 was the updated version of the 100’s first iteration, the BN1, and brought with it a number of mechanical changes including a four-speed manual transmission, five-stud rear axle and larger front brakes.

The 100 derived its name from its ability to reach 100mp/h (161km/h), which was possible thanks to its lack of weight and 2660cc inline four-cylinder donk, which developed approximately 67kW (90hp).

This particular BN2 is, according to the seller, a Melbourne delivered vehicle from new and has a full history of ownership which spans the vehicles 61 years of existence.

The seller adds that the entire vehicle has been given a complete restoration both inside and out and, judging from the photos, it does appear to be in lovely condition.

The Austin Healey is $130,000 and anyone interested in this excellent British sports car can view the full listing here

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