Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Roadster
Widely considered the best of the “original” Austin-Healey models, the BN2 Series of 1955-56 offered a new four-speed gearbox with overdrive and a corresponding leap in performance and drivability. Its big “four” provided far more power and torque than the contemporary MG TD, within a streamlined, lower and better-balanced package with no weight penalties. Production progressed quickly with most destined for America, where they bridged the wide gap between Triumph’s TR2 and Jaguar’s XK models.
Over 14,500 Austin-Healey 100s were built from 1953-1956, before the fours were succeeded by the six-cylinder 100/6 series. The two-seat 100/4s are highly sought-after today by enthusiasts, with a distinct purity of line and sense of purpose, accentuated by a rakish fold-down windscreen.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
2,660 cc inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and anti-sway bar, and Girling four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 90"
Source: RM Auctions
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