96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE (Click here for more photos) Austin Healey has become synonymous with classic British sports cars and it really does not get anymore brilliantly British than the 100-4. Donald Healey built a single unit to debut at the 1952 London Motor Show where Leonard Lord, managing director of “Austin” at the time, took a liking to the petite sports car. Healey and Lord managed to settle on a deal to commission the 100-4 to be put into production with approximately 14,600 units being built between 1953 and 1956.
The green leather interior has been totally reupholstered with custom hides by AutoMat. The seats are accented with black piping to match the exterior and pose no inconsistencies. Each of the door jams wears a fresh coat of paint appear very tidy, factory correct, and show no blemishes.
6 liter, 90bhp inline 4-cylinder power plant, 4-speed gearbox, and little in the ways of creature comforts, climbing into this car whisks you back to the early days of spirited driving where it was simply the car and the driver. The 100-4 served as a major milestone for Austin Healey, setting the foundation for the 100-6 and 3000 in the ensuing years. This example’s limited production, enticing color combination, paired with the fresh concours level restoration makes it a compelling candidate for any collection.
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