RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 ‘JHE 741’ ...


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 ‘JHE 741’...

An opportunity to acquire a really usable Heritage Certificate Healey 100 and also an original Home Market RHD car. In long-term ownership with a professional engineer, long-term Austin-Healey Club member and classic car enthusiast with a small collection. Testament to its usability, ‘JHE’ was driven back to us from Central France to where the owner moved several years ago.

Heritage Certificate Details:

  • Chassis No: BN1/223396
  • Eng No: 1B/223396
  • RHD, Home Market
  • Col: Black with red trim
  • Built: 24 January 1955
  • First reg: Barnsley, Yorks

‘JHE’ was formerly owned by, and purchased from, the then AHC National Chairman and in the nigh-on 10 years with the present owner has been both well-maintained and used regularly, not least on regular tours both in the UK and Europe.

Spec/recent work:

  • Rear diff replaced (upgraded to 3.54:1 ratio for touring)
  • Rear springs replaced
  • Alloy sump
  • New hood cover (not presently fitted)
  • Rebuilt radiator
  • Kenlowe fan
  • Alternator conversion (and single 12v battery)
  • Spin-on oil filter conversion

A comprehensive history file accompanies the car which includes invoices, MoTs, tax discs, V5C and earlier logbooks (Green logbook present), covering much of the car’s life back to 1978 and earlier i.e. close on 40 years of its life.

‘JHE’ starts promptly and drives very well. Nice and smooth on the road with no untoward noises, pulling strongly with a slick gearchange (synchros all good) and direct steering and straight, strong brakes. Oil pressure is good and temperature shows low/normal.

In summary, a Healey 100 to drive and enjoy and with the option to improve further or to leave as-is and enjoy the patina! Importantly she is strong mechanically and performs well on the road, as the return drive from France ably demonstrated. An affordable, original RHD Home Market Healey 100.

Price: £52,500

Note: Price reduction as the seller has now found another car!

Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing and test drive (by appointment only please as I am often off-site)

Tel: 07791 417256 or Mark@retromarques.co.uk