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Posted 2 years ago

1953 Austin Healey 100/4 Mark 1 very original car with low mileage



OAC 536 was registered on the 5th November 1953, and the number is from a series of cars registered OAC by Donald Healey for works cars, this matching numbers 100/4 is in original and unrestored condition, the bodywork has been resprayed once in its life, now being light blue against the original ice blue. The 100/4 retains its original blue leather seats and matching blue door cards, with contrasting royal blue instrument panel and carpets. The mileage of 26461 is believed to be original, and the car still retains the original white Bakelite Healey ID plate on the right-hand foot well wall.

It is In extremely original, unrestored condition, it is perfect for continued use, or possibly a respray back to the original Ice Blue. Following reconditioning after some thirty years off the road, it has been used this summer for touring in Europe, where the car has performed faultlessly. Aside from an older respray, it is an original matching numbers UK supplied car with possible Healey works connections, being originally supplied by the Healey Motor Company

Condition wise, the bodywork has been subject to an older respray in light blue, the body work is original and has not been restored, it has a good panel fit, and has a strong underside with no sign of previous repair work, there are one of two small areas of corrosion, which would be expected in an unrestored car. The interior has the original blue leather seats, with possibly older darker blue replacement carpets to the front and gearbox tunnel, areas of original lighter blue carpet are retained behind the seats and in the boot area.

The engine and mechanicals have been recently recommissioned after remaining untaxed since 1988, the 100/4 has covered some 1600 miles this summer, without any incident or problem, mechanically the car is in very good order.

The car comes with it's original buff logbook

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