Here’s a classic you don’t see on the road every day—a pristine, two-tone 1956 Austin-Healey 100. This restored British beauty has a mere 52,100 miles on the odometer and was recently listed on Bring a Trailer.
Looking for a turnkey to impress your friends and family? Look no further than this completely restored ride with a rebuilt engine, suspension, refurbished wire wheels and brakes, a fresh coat of paint, and a spruced-up interior.
There’s a peppy, 2.7-liter inline-four under the hood that’s capable of 90 horsepower and take you well over 100 mph. And here’s the best part, it was fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive for optimal cruising.
The vintage Austin-Healy looks incredible and sounds strong. Check out the videos below of the car in motion with a quick peek inside the squeaky clean cockpit.
While the two-seater is not completely original, the upgrades are true to the spirit of the convertible. For instance, it was repainted in New English White instead of the Old English White, and Lobelia Blue coves were added to give it a wonderful two-tone effect. Also, the red interior was redone with blue upholstery, which looks fantastic. The softtop was also scrapped and replaced with a new dark-blue Tonneau cover. So it’s top down or nothing, which works for us.
The triangular chrome grille, light bezels, hood, deck hinges, badges, and glossy wood steering wheel are all top notch and were either re-plated or replaced, according to the seller.
Front and rear bumpers were intentionally deleted but can be reinstalled if you want to bring it back to stock. Unless you plan on parking it on a city street, it looks better without them.
The car resides in Durham, South Carolina, and the current bid is at $31,000 if you’d like to add this one to your personal collection. If this dreamboat looks like it was made especially for you, get over to BaT and place your bid now. Good luck and happy motoring.