1955 Austin-Healey 100M Sport Roadster / BNIL/225762 Vehicle Information

1955 Austin-Healey 100M photograph

1955 Austin-Healey 100M photograph

1955 Austin-Healey 100M photograph

1955 Austin-Healey 100M photograph

1955 Austin-Healey 100M photograph

1955 Austin-Healey 100M1955 Austin-Healey 100M1955 Austin-Healey 100M1955 Austin-Healey 100M1955 Austin-Healey 100M
Sport Roadster
Chassis #: BNIL/225762
Engine #: IB225762M
Sold for $55,000 at 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.
This 1955 Austin-Healey 100M LeMans Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is black with white coves with red interior. Power is from a four-cylinder engines breathing through twin carburetors and capable of producing 112 bhp. There is a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive and disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear.

It was not long after World War II that Donald Healey secured himself a reputation as being one of the most respected British rally competitor and sports car engineers of the time. His cars were run with great success at the Mille Miglia and LeMans, proving the cars capabilities and stamina.

The Austin-Healey 100, first seen at the 1952 London Motor Show, continued the tradition of an attractive, winning sports car. In 1953 the Austin-Healey 100 was raced at LeMans. It featured modifications such as a high-lift camshaft and stronger valve-springs. The engine's breathing was improved with the help of 1.75-inch SU HD6 carburetors fitted to special inlet manifolds, and drawing through a cold air box. The suspension was given equal attention with larger dampers and anti-roll bar. The heat from the engine was removed with the help of a special louvered bonnet. A production version consisting of these changes was seen in 1955 with the introduction of the 100M. In total, there 1,159 examples produced.

The 100M models had a top speed of 109 mph with the screen up. When lowered, the top speed jumped even higher, to 120 mph. The car could race from zero to a quarter mile in a mere 18.1 seconds.

This example has had recent routine maintenance. Its owner has driven the car regularly and has even had the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt in the car. At auction the car was estimated to sell for $45,000 - $65,000. Those estimates proved to be very accurate, as a new owner was found and willing to purchase the vehicle for $55,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007


2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$45,000-$65,000 
Sale Price :
$55,000

1955 Austin-Healey 100M Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/M
Chassis#: BN1L227475
Sold for $38,250
  2019 Coys - Syon Park, London
 
1955 Austin-Healey 100 M
Chassis#: BN2-L/229996
Sold for $184,800
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1955 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 M SPECIFICATION
Chassis#: BN1/224917-M
Sold for $50,466
  2018 Coys - Thoroughbred Vintage Fontwell House
 
1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M ROADSTER
Chassis#: BN2/228897
Sold for $270,167
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1955 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/228363
Sold for $162,250
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1955 Austin Healey 110/4 - 'M' Specification
Sold for $79,075
  2011 Coys Auctions - The Spirit of Motoring - Ascot
 
1955 Austin Healey 100M
Sold for $55,000
  2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center
1955 Austin-Healey 100M image  1955 Austin-Healey 100M image  
1955 Austin-Healey 100M Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/228308
Sold for $136,375
  2004 Bonhams - Gentlemen's Sale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Austin-Healey 100M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/MBN1L2274752020 Coys at Olympia $50,000$60,000
1955 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 M SPECIFICATIONBN1/224917-M2018 Coys Blenheim Palace   
1955 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M SpecificationBN11595172018 H & H Auctions Duxford Motor Car Auction $38,000 
1955 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans RoadsterBN2-L/2283882017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $200,000$250,000
1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M BN2 ROADSTERBN2/2290132014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $50,000$60,000
1955 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1BN1/2262332014 Silverstone : Race Retro & Classic Car Sale   
1955 Austin-Healey 100M Dealer Prepared LeMans Roadster 2013 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$70,000  
1955 Austin Healey 100/4 BN1BN1 2249232012 Silverstone : NEC Classic Motor Show Sale   
1955 Austin Healey 100M 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$30,000  
1955 Austin-Healey 100M RoadsterBN2L2283922010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$100,000$125,000$150,000

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