This is my personal 1955 100 and a great car ready for a new owner. I purchased it in 2011 with the intention of keeping it forever, I love these cars that much… but I am not using it and it’s time for this classic to go to a new home. In my time of ownership, I have made it better, with the addition of electronic ignition and a sleeved rebuilt brake master cylinder, to improve reliability of the brakes and engine. We have serviced everything else, including brake wheel cylinders and oil, as needed. I have exercised it regularly but used it very little. It it was prepared for national concours events so it is quite well detailed and accurate. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
This is a straight rust free car that is very well put together with tons of nice details. It’s completely stock, with no “M” pretentious. No modification, vents, belts or incorrect parts. There is something elegant and simple about a pure and basic Healey 100 and with M prices pushing to the stratosphere, so many of these are wearing miscellaneous M bits. That’s another reason I fell in love with this car. It hasn’t been molested.
The original three-speed fully synchronized gearbox works nicely. Check out the original rare shift knob. These cars have a funky shift pattern that is part of the fun of driving a early big Healey. When launched in 1953, the BN1 came with this three speed all synchro gearbox with electric overdrive, adapted from an Austin column-shift transmission. It’s unique to all BN1 Healeys built from 1953-1955.
The balance on these cars is legendary. They feel shorter and more nimble than the later 3000s and just look better than the 2+2 models. I am passionate about all the curves on these cars, from the sexy dashboard, to the folding windshield, windshield pillars and swoopy body curves This car is a sculpture on wheels.
It’s an older restoration, but an excellent one. This is a California car which the prior owner purchased in 1980 in Santa Barbara. Included are a pile of receipts from 1980 restoration outlets in that region and the current title was first issued in 1980. That owner subsequently moved to Colorado with the car in 2006 and more restoration was done at that time as indicated by a large file of receipts (see photo). I purchased this car from that 31-year owner in 2011. I have that owner’s phone number and will pass it on to the new owner of this great vehicle if they would like to inquire further about this vehicle’s history.
The paint is a stout lacquer olde English white. It has a few cracks starting to show (see pictures), but they are quite minor and concentrated around the passenger door top and you really have to look for them. This is NOT a completely crazed and worn out paint job. The overall appearance is excellent–just not perfect. This is not a car you would repaint. It has had just enough weather to use it, and more than enough style and shine to impress everyone who sees it. Tonneau, top and sidecurtains are all good. Underside is quite nice!
The price is $55,900. If I was publishing a price guide, I would call this one of the top ten cars most likely to double in value within the next 10 years. There’s just nothing else like it. Few mid 50s cars (for under a million bucks) have this kind of sex appeal.
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