This 1954 “matching numbers” Austin Healey 100-4. (BN1) has been in the current ownership for over 15 years and had been maintained as a driver up until a couple years ago when the owner stopped driving it. Previously an SCCA race car that was stripped to bare metal, re-painted and converted back to street use in the 1990’s. The compression test in the motor shows a very strong 140psi in every cylinder and provides exceptionally good power. The 4 speed transmission with the factory overdrive works properly and the steering feels responsive. The frame shows evidence of a couple of minor rust repairs but overall is about 95% original and solid. In fact the frame is so nice that 90% of it still retains the original factory white paint from 1954. The exterior paint looks good from 6 feet away but shows some blemishes under closer inspection. As part of the restoration process the car was stripped down to the bare shell, completely media blasted and all parts were painted separately before being re-assembled. During this process the engine compartment was repainted as well as the wheel wells, inner and outer fenders, both sides of hood and trunk lid and doors as well as the trunk compartment. The only area not re-painted during the restoration was the underside of the car. It is unclear wether the motor was rebuilt at this date but it was certainly repainted. Having been a race car I would guess that the motor was rebuilt at some point.
The hood and trunk are both period correct aluminum and the cockpit rails are stamped with the correct matching numbers. As with all old cars there are some minor mechanical issues that may need future attention but in it’s current state the car starts easily and can be driven and enjoyed just as it is. Sold with Bill of Sale and Clear NH title.