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Healey BN2 Showcar to be sold at Festival of Speed

This 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 was first displayed at the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show in the colors of Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery.

Recently it has been restored and Bonhams have the distinction of offering for sale at their Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on June 30th.

Press Release:

“Despite its immaculate outward appearance, this 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 would not have always appeared so at ease on the concours lawn. Originally created as one of the show cars for the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show – in customer-attracting Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery – TAC 787 was re-discovered in a pretty sorry state.

The owner, Steve Norton of Austin-Healey specialists Cape International, has devoted years to amassing information, researching provenance and restoring the car which will be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale at Goodwood on 30 June.

For the first decade of its life, the car’s travels and service history were meticulously documented, and receipts detailing every oil change, engine overhaul and clutch assembly accompany the lot. Images of ‘TAC 787’ at Lake Garda in Italy illustrate that the car enjoyed Continental tours during the early 1960s before being sold, via the classifieds in The Times newspaper, to a gentleman in Woking.

Despite its immaculate outward appearance, this 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 would not have always appeared so at ease on the concours lawn. Originally created as one of the show cars for the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show – in customer-attracting Florida Green over Old English White, with Florida Green interior trim and upholstery – TAC 787 was re-discovered in a pretty sorry state.

The owner, Steve Norton of Austin-Healey specialists Cape International, has devoted years to amassing information, researching provenance and restoring the car which will be offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed sale at Goodwood on 30 June.

For the first decade of its life, the car’s travels and service history were meticulously documented, and receipts detailing every oil change, engine overhaul and clutch assembly accompany the lot. Images of ‘TAC 787’ at Lake Garda in Italy illustrate that the car enjoyed Continental tours during the early 1960s before being sold, via the classifieds in The Times newspaper, to a gentleman in Woking.”

Update:

Sold for £113,500 (CA$ 189,002) inc. premium
The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia
30 Jun 2017, 14:00 BST

Florida Green 100M from Amelia Island

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

One of the many outstanding cars from last weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was this 100M from Larry and Wendy Titchner of Toronto, Canada.

This car was owned by a single family from the early 1960s until the current owners purchased it in 2010.

It is also certified by the 100M Le Mans Registry to be one of the 640 factory built 100M models.

Photos by Alex Marks

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Great Healey Videos

Found a couple great Austin Healey videos lately. If you have any to contribute please let me know

The Healeysport Championship 2013 Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

How to build and equip an Austin Healey 3000 works rally car byn Timo Makinen

Austin Healey Bonneville Runs

Return To Bonneville

works healey rallying 62 63

Austin Healey BJ8 Dashboard Restoration

On Friday I finished restoring Don Manning’s 1967 Austin Healey BJ8 Dashboard.

This car is special because it has an all-original interior and has never been fully restored.

The video goes through the process in detail and I hope it provides some insights for future jobs.

The wood panels were refinished by Karen Trickett of Coventry Woodworks http://www.coventrywoodworks.ca/

The completed dashboard:

Unrestored Dash:

BJ8 Restoration: Part 7: Completed Engine Bay

We have reached a critical point in the Healey restoration. It’s time to add the front body panels, but not without having a good look.

The factory clearly assembled the car in a similar manner, which makes tasks like the front ventilation tubes actually doable.

As mentioned in the video, the engine and anciliarys have the following upgrades and many more I forgot to mention:

Athena Multi-Layer Head Gasket
ARP Cylinder Head Stud Kit
WOSP Dynamotor
Denis Welsh CRANKSHAFT REAR SEAL CONVERSION
Denis Welsh OIL PUMPS
Denis Welsh SPIN-ON OIL FILTER CONVERSION
Denis Welsh Valves
Denis Welsh HYDRAULIC TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER
Top Hat valve stem seals
Kenlowe Electronic Fan
Autosparks wiring harness.

The engine bay is still missing a few things, like the distributor vacuum line, and filters but is mostly complete.