1955 Austin Healey 100/4

This is possibly the most original BN1 in existence.

Thought to be the Sydney Motor Show car, it was supplied new to Australia (with Optional Equipment noting no heater!). The first owner was Les Shaw of Bathhurst, who was a local Bathurst taxi driver, and traded a Vangard in as part exchange.

Ownership since Shaw is all known, with various owners often being active Club members, attended numerous Club events between 1972 and 1992. The current mileage showing on the speedo is less than  65,000 and is believed to be correct, with historical mileage records from  over the years supporting this.

Paperwork includes the original Free Service Certificate and workshop manuals, as well as photographs of the car when reunited with Les Shaw in 1989 and detailed records of the Club events it attended over the years. There are original handbooks, an unused tool-kit still in its canvas bag, tonneau cover, side curtains, original copper hammer and showroom brochure.

It retains its original trim, original paint and the feel of a car that was put together by the factory, not a restorer, and drives like no other 100/4  we have come across. Recent extensive service work by Classic Performance Engineering has ensured that this unique Austin-Healey is on the button and ready to go.

Year: 1955
Make: Austin Healey
Model: 100-4
Dealer: Pendine
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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