THE CCW VIEW
We can safely say that the Austin-Healey 100/4 has passed its Five Trials and can be accused only of being a highly desirable motor car. It wasn’t a hastily conceived Austin/ BMC parts-bin bitsa, but a package carefully put together by a brilliant engineer using extremely high-quality parts.
The looks are superb but under them is a simple yet highly effective sports car that drives and handles beautifully, and which has a ridiculous amount of character.
To be honest, we’ve never heard anyone say anything negative about these cars – with one notable exception. You will no longer be handed the keys after passing £500 into a reluctant seller’s hand. Try 100 times that…