Classic Cars, Vintage Cars...We restore, buy and sell English Cars, British Motor Cars, Classic Automobiles like Austin-Healey, Austin A90, Aston Martin, Bentley, Daimler, Hillman, JaguarXK, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, Morris, Metropolitan, Minis, Rolls Royce, Swallow Doretti , Sunbeam Talbot, Singer, Triumph, ... but others interest us also.

Peter's Marina Motors

800 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice Beach, California 90291 U.S.A.



1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN 2.
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    The color is British Racing Green (because of the lighting the color shows up different then the picture below)

    Since the youngest Austin-Healey 100 is 41 years old now, one appreciates that the possibility of finding an example in good original condition is extremely rare.






    Price in 1956 was $3,000 (Overdrive extra) today it costs considerably more.


    British Racing Green is a very dark rich green, which depending on the lighting changes shades, sometimes it looks black and other times a rich green.

The windscreen is tilted back to form a wind reflector. Gives the car a low drag to add to the very clean body lines.


    A visitor to our shop wrote the following e-mail:

    "About three weeks ago I visited your garage, talked to Peter and looked at two BN2s there. I had an opportunity to see the photo album of a very beautifully restored 100 then, probably the same one you have on your page. So I know how beautiful the car is. The picture on the web doesn't show the exquisite detail work that I could see in the photos -- body work, paint, upholstery and so on. Maybe scanners aren't up to the task of displaying reflections and spruce green colors, yet. At any rate, I enjoyed looking at your web page, have added it to my bookmark file, and will visit often."

    From: (Roland Wilhelmy) May 28, 1996


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