1953 Austin Healey 100 BR1- 100M Tribute

Price: US $94,000.00 Item location: Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: 100 BR1
  • Type: Roadster
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 56952
  • VIN: BN1L140241
  • Color: Healey Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Austin Healey 100 BR1

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1953 Austin Healey 100 BN1 - 100M Tribute
Odometer: 56952 VIN: BN1L140241 engine: in line 4 Transmission: Manual paint: Healey Blue

RB Collection is pleased to offer this beautiful Austin Healey 100 BN1, a very early-production example that has been comprehensively restored and thoroughly updated in tribute to the high-performance 100M. This is a very early car, reportedly the 96th car built in June of 1953, and it has been in the care of one local owner for the past fifteen years. Presented in gorgeous Healey blue with a blue interior, it is a very attractive car with a general mellowing of the restoration that invites regular enjoyment. Quality of the paintwork is very good, and the car is pleasingly detailed with attractive brightwork and finishing. The cockpit features factory-style blue upholstery and carpets which appear relatively recent and in very good order. For less than perfect days, a restored original top is included. Sitting low on special Dennis Welch Racing suspension and with 60-spoke Dayton wire wheels, a louvered bonnet, and a leather bonnet strap, this Healey has tremendous presence, particularly with the iconic windscreen folded flat against the cowl.
The attractive cosmetics are backed by an impressive technical spec sheet. In the engine bay rests an upgraded 2.6-liter inline four featuring Carillo rods, Arias pistons, Dennis Welch alloy cylinder head, Mallory dual-point distributor, and 100M-spec 1.75-inch SU carburetors. The engine exhales through a custom header and exhaust system, and a competition baffled oil pan ensures even lubrication in hard cornering. To handle the additional power, the drivetrain updates include a Dennis Welch Racing close-ratio 4-speed gearbox and updated overdrive (replacing the archaic original BN1 three-speed), and Quaife limited slip rear differential. Handling is also improved via uprated dampers and improved 60-spoke chrome wheels with radial tires.
Numerous other details and performance parts further refine the car into a very effective package. Perfectly enjoyable on the road, it is also very effective on track, turning 1:09 lap times at Lime Rock Park in the hands of the previous owner. The sale includes a comprehensive spares package, as well as the original chrome wheels, a Welch Racing lowering kit, and various other parts. With a nicely broken-in character to the cosmetics, and well thought-out mechanical upgrades, this marvelous Austin Healey 100 invites regular enjoyment on the road or on track days and club racing events. For more information on this fabulous Healey, please contact Alex Ruozzi at RB Collection.

Factory Options
First Year - early production car Arias Pistons Dennis Welch Racing close-ratio 4-speed gearbox
Healey Blue Dennis Welch alloy cylinder head overdrive
100M Tribute competition baffled oil pan Quaife limited slip rear differential
Body Paint Interior Glass Wheels
Excellent Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Motor Transmission Suspension Brakes Tires
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 90%+ Tread

Presented in gorgeous Healey blue with a blue interior, it is a very attractive car with a general mellowing of the restoration that invites regular enjoyment. Quality of the paintwork is very good, and the car is pleasingly detailed with attractive brightwork and finishing.

Terms of Sale

The Deposit:
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