Lot 1949

Description:

1955 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1
Reg. no. VEV 563
Chassis no. BN1222644
Engine no. 1B222644M
Originally based on Austin Atlantic mechanicals, the Donald Healey-designed Austin Healey was created in such a way so that it could be built in-house. Donald Healey produced a single \'100\' for the 1952 London Motor Show, and it impressed the managing director of Austin, who was looking for a replacement for the unsuccessful A90. Bodies made by Jensen Motors were given Austin mechanical components at Austin\'s Longbridge factory and the car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100, after its ability to reach 100mph.
This original RHD 100/4 left the UK for New Zealand in 1961 when its owners emigrated. Between 1980 and 1990 the car was totally restored, details of which are illustrated in two books. The car returned to the UK in 1999 and it has been used and enjoyed on a number of classic rallies. VEV 563 is offered in good all-round condition with a fully documented history of the restoration including bills, workshop manuals and handbooks, tools, a hood, a tonneau and side screens in addition to a V5c.

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£50,000-55,000

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