1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 LeMans Roadster / BN2-L/232183 Vehicle Information

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

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LeMans Roadster
Chassis #: BN2-L/232183
Engine #: 1B/232183M
Sold for $137,500 at 2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Before the start of series production of the new 'Hundred' roadster that had been introduced at the Earls Court in 1952, Donald Healey commissioned a small batch of pre-production examples for the motor show circuit and racing events. At the Mille Miglia, one example suffered a broken throttle linkage which required withdrawal from the event. Four cars were entered in the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. With stock bumpers and windscreens, two of them finished 12th and 14th overall. In celebration of the accomplishments at LeMans, a small batch of 640 BN2-based 100M models were factory-produced in 1955 and 1956. They had a reclining windscreen, and a louvered bonnet with Le Mans-regulation leather retraining strip. Mechanical upgrades included a high-lift camshaft, larger 1 3/4-inch SU carburetors, high-compression pistons, a free-flowing intake manifold, a cold-air box, and a special distributor. The modified engine produced 110 horsepower and handling was improved with enlarged anti-roll bars.

This example is an original left-hand-drive export model that was completed on May 4th of 1956 and shipped to San Francisco. It was factory-equipped with a heater and a laminated windscreen.

The car's intervening history is not known; it was treated to a sympathetic restoration which was completed in 2008.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014


2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $165,000 
Sale Price :
USD $137,500

2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $165,000 
Lot was not sold

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/233248
Sold for USD$104,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2L230648
Sold for USD$140,000
  2019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN22-L/229678
Sold for USD$64,960
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M Specification
Chassis#: 49655299
Sold for USD$58,954
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230739
Sold for USD$143,526
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Dealer Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230571
Sold for USD$81,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230581
Sold for USD$210,404
  2018 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232304
Sold for USD$125,482
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230710
Sold for USD$218,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Austin Healey BN2 '100M Spec'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for USD$79,541
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1956 AUSTIN HEALEY BN2 '100M SPEC'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for USD$88,364
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230813
Sold for USD$215,712
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/229932
Sold for USD$201,685
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232946
Sold for USD$165,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232274
Sold for USD$203,500
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230740
Sold for USD$220,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 image  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/233008
Sold for USD$122,639
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/231253
Sold for USD$203,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1956 Austin Healey 100M
Chassis#: BN2L/230735
Sold for USD$220,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Factory' Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2-L/232319
Sold for USD$203,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans SpecificationBN2L2308692020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $90,000$140,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le MansBN2L/2332482019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $150,000$180,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le MansBN2L2329492019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $180,000$220,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Dealer Le MansBN2L2305712018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1956 Austin Healey 100M Original SpecificationBN1L / 1506482018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $120,000$150,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2305812018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $160,000$180,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Le MansBN2-L/2330472018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $170,000$190,000
1956 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2321642018 Silverstone Race Retro Classic Car   
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2328782017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale $160,000$190,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2291292016 The Finest : Aspen $185,000$200,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le MansBN2L2319142016 Motostalgia Auction Indianapolis Brickyard $175,000$220,000
1956 Austin Healey 100MBN1L / 1506482016 Coys : Monaco $90,000$110,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster 2015 Auctions America California$110,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M Le MansBN2-L/2330082015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection   
1956 Austin-Healey 100M Factory Le Mans BN2 RoadsterBN2-L/2308182014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$160,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100 MBN2-L/2304322014 Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auction $200,000$230,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M SpecificationBN22290132013 H & H Auctions The Pavilion Gardens $45,000$55,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100 MBN2-L/2321832013 Gooding and Company The Amelia Island Auction $125,000$165,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2301292013 RM Auctions Arizona$115,000$130,000$160,000
1956 Austin-Healey 100/4M Roadster Raced by Privateer J.C. KilburnBN2L2310262012 Mecum Monterey, CA$40,000  
1956 Austin-Healey 100M RoadsterBN2-L/23230L2010 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex $45,000$55,000

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