1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 LeMans Roadster / BN2-L/229932 Chassis Information

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 photograph

1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN21956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2
LeMans Roadster
Chassis #: BN2-L/229932
Engine #: 1B/229932-M
Sold for $159,500 at 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions.
Sold for $79,773 (£50,400) at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London.
Sold for $201,685 (€189,750) at 2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais.
There were 640 factory-built LeMans modified cars built and there are less than 150 examples known to exist today. Two factory-prepared Austin-Healey 100s ran in the 1953 LeMans 24 Hour race, finishing 12th and 14th overall. The cars averaged 90 miles per hour and a top speed of 120 mph on the Mulsanne Straight. In honor of this accomplishment, Donald Healey produced a series of factory-prepared 'LeMans-modified' Austin Heaely 100s.

Modifications to the 100 included a louvered bonnet, leather strap, and an engine with a high-lift cam, larger carburetor, higher compression pistons, free-flowing intake manifold, special distributor, and a cold air box. The result was an engine output of 110 horsepower. The suspension was stiffened with larger anti-roll bars.

This factory-produced Austin-Healey 100M was produced on November 30th of 1955 and shipped to the United States on January 7th of 1956. When it left the factory, it was painted Old English White and trimmed with a red interior.

It is believed that this car was first sold in California where it remained until the current owner purchased it. It was purchased in 2000 by its current owner and in 2005 it was disassembled and treated to a two year restoration. It was rebuilt to 100M specifications with an aluminum head.

In 2008, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics in Monterey' presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $145,000 - $185,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for $159,500.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2009


2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€180,000-€240,000 
Sale Price :
$201,685 (€189,750.00)

2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London

Pre-Auction Estimates :
£80,000-£100,000 
Sale Price :
$79,773 (£50,400.00)

2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$145,000-$185,000 
Sale Price :
$159,500

2019 4
2018 4
2017 6
2016 3
2015 4
2014 5
2013 5
2012 1
2011 6
2010 5

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2L230648
Sold for $140,000
  2019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Le Mans
Chassis#: BN22-L/229678
Sold for $64,960
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Modified to M Specification
Chassis#: 49655299
Sold for $58,954
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230739
Sold for $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 $81,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/230581
Sold for $210,404
  2018 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232304
Sold for $125,482
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230710
Sold for $218,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Austin Healey BN2 '100M Spec'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for $79,541
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1956 AUSTIN HEALEY BN2 '100M SPEC'
Chassis#: BN2-L 100M
Sold for $88,364
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230813
Sold for $215,712
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100M 'Le Mans' Roadster
Chassis#: BN2-L/229932
Sold for $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 $165,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/232274
Sold for $203,500
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/230740
Sold for $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 $122,639
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Le Mans'
Chassis#: BN2-L/231253
Sold for $203,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1956 Austin Healey 100M
Chassis#: BN2L/230735
Sold for $220,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 M 'Factory' Le Mans
Chassis#: BN2-L/232319
Sold for $203,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1956 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans Roadster
Sold for $73,700
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 

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 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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