1956 | Austin Healey 100 BN2

Prior

This desirable late 1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 was sourced to the customer’s requirements with the scope of building a highly specified road car with an accurate aesthetic, detailed with concours touches many restorers miss.

Chassis & Tub

The original chassis had been poorly repaired previously. Placement on our chassis jig identified that it was no longer straight and further analysis showed that the wall thickness was too thin with corrosion to repair.

Tub Repair

To repair the original structure we removed both front and rear bulkheads, rebuilt, strengthened and refitted them to a new chassis. We additionally strengthened the bulkheads and braced the dashboard to allow for superior rigidity, improving handling on rebuild.

Body

We use a multitude of jigs and tools to repair or fabricate panels.

During restoration the engine, drivetrain and suspension are repeatedly installed to ensure tight and consistent panel gaps under the cars laden weight.

Particular attention is also given to make sure the wheels central in each arch.

Paint - Chassis

Once all panel and chassis work is complete, the tub is completely stripped and painted on our rotisserie jig.

Paint - Body

Once the tub has hardened, the engine and drivetrain is then re-installed and the car painted again under its own laden weight to ensure correct panel gaps.

We use multiple types of primers and seam seal all welds to ensure longevity.

Engine & Drivetrain

The original 2.66 litre Healey engine was stripped down, chemically cleaned, crack and pressure tested before being refurbished to our ‘Rawles Revival Fast Road’ specification. The engine was then set-up on our rolling road dyno to ensure safe break-in and maximised power across the complete rev range.

Upholstery

Our craftsmen hand crafted a full leather interior for this Healey 100, an upgrade over the original part-vinyl materials used. We use a variety of sound deadening and thermal insulation techniques to ensure a comfortable long-distance car for the warm climate the car is to be delivered to.

Unveil at LCCS

We proudly unveiled our completed full restoration project Austin Healey 100 BN2 at the 2019 London Classic Car Show and presented it to the owner.

Upgrades

  • New, Stronger Chassis
  • Adjustable Camber & Lowered Suspension
  • 4-Piston Disc Brakes
  • Telescopic Dampers
  • Turrino Lightweight Alloy Wire Wheels
  • Rawles Motorsport ‘Revival’ Engine (30% increase in power and torque, inc. alternator conversion & cooling upgrades)
  • Paint-to-sample Colour
  • Aluminium Wheel Arch Liners
  • Bespoke Full leather Interior
  • Thermal Insulation & Sound Deadening
  • Mohair Hood
  • LED Headlights & Dashboard Lights
  • USB Power Points

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