Here’s one of my dream finds–an Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 that has been stationary since 1968! And not only that, but it looks pretty solid, doesn’t it? Well, it’s almost there. The car was stored carefully by the father of the seller, who unfortunately is no longer with us. The car is located in Oakland, California and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is up to $8,100 at this point and I suspect it will go higher.
So let’s deal with the problem up front–or, more correctly, in back. The car was rear-ended in 1968 and has been off the road ever since. But here’s the cool part: included with the sale is a rear clip from a BN2 that will completely fix the damage. Once it’s installed. Which is not a trivial task (I’ve done major surgery on a 3000 Mk. 1 before, I speak from experience).
Here’s the tag it was wearing, and still does. This one is the real thing. And that’s not a bad thing at all. The seller tells us that the frame rails, outriggers, floors, rockers, and jack points are solid–all important things to restoring a Healey. It’s not that those things can’t be replaced; it’s just that they are really a pain!
Although the interior is obviously pretty tatty, it’s all there apart from the gear shift knob. It’s no problem to get replacement components. I should point out that the car was originally black with a red interior; the blue paint is a period repaint.
I think there are a couple of 100-4 engines on the right of the car. We don’t get a shot under the hood, unfortunately, but the car is said to be complete including the drive train. For some reason, this car has really captured my attention. It’s not going to be mine, though, but it can be yours. Anyone else a taker on this car?