This beautiful British classic is up for auction.


It’s not too difficult to understand why people get so worked up over classic British roadsters. Automakers in the UK really knew how to produce beautiful, fun-to-drive drop-top sports cars back in the day, as clearly evidenced by this 1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Roadster. Open for bids right now on Bring a Trailer, we know quite a few people would love to stick this classic in their garage.

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This little roadster sure looks sharp in Old English White and Red, a combination sure to turn more than a few heads. One of the highlights of the exterior is a leather bonnet strap which the seller says is part of the factory equipment. Knock-off wire wheels hide drum brakes.

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Complimenting that exterior is a black leather interior with red piping and carpeting. Among the highlights are Smiths instruments and a banjo-spoke steering wheel. The black convertible top stores behind the seats.

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Power comes from a 2660cc inline four-cylinder engine, which has gone through numerous improvements. The result should be smooth, even power delivery and the kind of reliability which only adds to the enjoyment of motoring around the countryside in such a car.

Adding further to the appeal of this classic Austin-Healey is an official British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certified copy of factory record, which is to be included. Additional documentation will also be provided by the seller.

You won’t just find another 1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 Roadster like this one sitting around. A mere 640 of these were built, so each one is precious. If you want a chance at putting one in your garage, now is the time to place your bid.