Selling a 1955 Austin-Healey 100-4
The 1955 model-year for the Austin-Healey 100-4 marked the launch of the BN2 series. The 1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 offered a real four-speed manual transmission and overdrive on the top two gears, which was an upgrade from the four-speed manual transmission on the BN1 cars that had a blocked-out first gear. Visually, the 1955 100-4 also had larger front wheel arches, and two-tone paint was now a factory option. Buyers often opted for the two-tone paint, as this was a popular feature during the time. If you’re selling a 1955 Austin-Healey, having an original two-tone paintjob can add great value. It should also be mentioned that the Austin-Healey 100-4 was the first of three models that would go on to be called the “Big Healeys,” which would distinguish them from the smaller Austin-Healey Sprite. Whether you’re looking to sell your 1955 Austin-Healey that has been sitting in a barn untouched for decades, a rolling chassis that you simply don’t have time to restore, or a mint-condition 100-4 BN2 that would be ideal for any showroom, you’ll find classic car buyers of all types looking for Austin-Healey models.
1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 Seller’s Guide
One of the main issues with the 1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 that buyers will want to address with you is rust. These cars are nearly fifty years old and when they were manufactured, rust protection was not used. With the exception of mint-condition models, educated buyers will expect some rust on your 100-4 BN2. One of the best Seller’s Tips that the team at Alex Manos can offer to you as a seller is to be upfront with your potential buyers about any areas of rust and to let your price reflect to level of corrosion on your particular example. Buyers will likely ask to place the car on a lift so they can inspect the underbelly of the car, as well as the wheel wells, the doorsills, floorboards and other areas that are prone to rust. You should have no problem allowing this to happen. Another area of concern for some buyers is the 48-spoke wire wheels. These original wheels were actually quite fragile and many have been replaced with the stronger 72-spoke version. Which version do you have? Buyers are likely to ask you about them. These are just some of the Seller’s Tips that the team at Alex Manos can provide to you when you choose to partner with their team of experts.
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