This Austin-Healey was assembled on January 31st of 1962 and dispatched to the United States of February 13th. It left the factory in the same colors that it wears today - Colorado Red with black coves over a red interior with a black hardtop. It is believed that it spent its early life in California, until purchased by its current owner in 1982.
This vehicle is among the last of the 355 Mark II BN7 examples built and one of considerably few that feature both the top shift gearbox and tri-carburetor induction. It has a restored factory hardtop, original manuals, a DVD documenting its restoration and a certificate of authenticity from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $90,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $75,900, inclusive of buyer's premium.