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Engine 4 CYL
Transmission 5 Speed Manual

1954 Austin Healey BN 1 LE Mans

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1954 Austin Healey IOC-Le Mans Conversion....Build Date 28 May 1954....
Chassis No. BN IL156795.....
Body style BNI....Body No. 47163664.....
Transmission Toyota 5 speed.....
Engine No. 13213672.....
Terry 952-451-2104 Call for price.....

....TECHNICAL INFORMATION.....
..... The Austin Healey 100 BNI is as classic a British Sports Car as they come. This two seat Roadster, arguably the most desirable Austin Healey in Donald Healey's stable of sports cars. By the time BN2 series of 100M were being produced, this model, BNI, was becoming well known for its ability at circuit rallying and racing. This led to the production of the Le Mans specification which increased power output to a maximum 110 bhp. Also, Donald produced a post-production Le Mans kit, which is seen on the car offered here. The kits included bigger high compression pistons, special intake manifold, bigger carburetors a cold air box and air tubes, a Lucas distributer, larger valves, a factory style aluminum louvered bonnet, Le Mans leather hold down strap, and a front stabilizer anti roll bar.

.....Donald Healey built one Healey 100 for the London Auto Show, The 100 was well received and production of the car proceeded. Donald named the car the Austin Healey 100 for the car's ability to reach 100 mph. The 100 was the first of three models later called the "Big Healeys" to distinguish them from the much smaller Austin-Healey Sprite, The first 100s, BNI, were equipped with 2660 cc engines and manual transmission a three-speed unit with overdrive on second and tope This car was modified to receive the popular Toyota five speed transmission eliminating the troublesome overdrive. A total of 10030 were built from May 1953 until replaced by the BN2 model in August 1955.

......What is most interesting about this car is the folding windshield, which decreases aerodynamic drag and increased the top speed from 102 to 111 mph. Healey also produced a race version, the ultra-rare IOOS, and offered similar "M Le Mans" racing upgrades to cars sold for street use, either at the factory or through dealerships. The IOOS was 1st in class and 12th overall in its entry in the grueling "24 Hours of Le Mans" Race. On the seven-mile-long Mulsane straight, at speeds exceeding 100 mph, the front bonnet would lift which prompted the use of the leather strap to hold down the bonnet.

.......The car has a dealer installed Le Mans kit certified by the 100M registry badging permanently attached on the body and engine compartment. The car was restored about 10 years ago by a very respectable Austin-Healey specialist up to concours condition and chose "Reno Red" for the "1n Your Face" color.

......Won first place at the 2019 invitational "10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance" in the "Preservation Class" along the shores of Lake Minnetonka. It competed with 150 other entrants many of them in the multimillion-dollar value class and we still managed a first place as it had in many other local and national venues.

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