1954 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster Registration no. POK 888 Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. 18213514M
Donald Healey's stylish Austin-Healey 100 caused a sensation when it debuted at the 1952 London Motor Show. Intended as a low-cost high-performance sports car and aimed at the US market, which took almost 100% of production initially, the Austin-Healey 100 sourced its major components from the Austin Atlantic saloon. Low-revving and torquey, the latter's 2,660cc four-cylinder engine produced an unremarkable 90bhp, but when installed in the lighter and more streamlined Healey the result was a genuine 100mph-plus car capable of reaching 60mph in under 11 seconds. A three-speed gearbox equipped with overdrive on the top two ratios was an unusual feature of the original BN1, which was superseded by the short-lived, conventional four-speed BN2 for 1956. In 1953 a team of drivers including Donald Healey and George Eyston set a host of international and AMA speed records at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats driving two Healey 100s. Highlights including a maximum speed of 143.626mph and 1,000 kilometres at an average of 127.00mph achieved by the tuned car and 24 hours at an average of 104.3mph set by the AMA-selected 'off-the-showroom-floor' example. A muscular sports car to delight the purist, the 100 was not bettered by its six-cylinder successors in terms of outright performance until the introduction of the Austin-Healey 3000 in 1959. This Austin-Healey 100 was discovered in dilapidated condition some 30 years ago and has been restored over the intervening period. The vendor's pride and joy, 'POK 888' has been MoT'd annually but used sparingly, covering only 500 miles in the last ten years, and is presented in beautiful condition. Eligible for the Le Mans Classic and many other prestigious historic motoring events, the car comes complete with side screens and is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 document.
Please note the chassis number on this car is 50445619