11th May 2021

Dear Retail Customers,

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for our products. In order to maintain the exceptionally high quality and workmanship that we are known for, we will be temporarily pausing all new retail orders for a 6 week period. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our “Build a Quote” system (for Austin Healey and TR models), or the Contact Form located on the individual Model Pages (for Jaguar and MGAs). Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after this 6 week period (end of June).  

We look forward to working with you soon.

All the best,

The John Skinner Team

11th May 2021

Dear Retail Customers,

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for our products. In order to maintain the exceptionally high quality and workmanship that we are known for, we will be temporarily pausing all new retail orders for a 6 week period. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our “Build a Quote” system (for Austin Healey and TR models), or the Contact Form located on the individual Model Pages (for Jaguar and MGAs). Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after this 6 week period (end of June). 

We look forward to working with you soon.

All the best,

The John Skinner Team

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BN1 (100-4)

Made to last, our Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 interior trim and upholstery restoration kits are manufactured to the highest levels of quality and workmanship from our manufacturing unit based in the Cotswolds, UK. We do not supply any mechanical, engine or bodywork parts - instead choosing to purely focus on the manufacture and supply interior related products including the trim panels, seat covers, carpet flooring kits, and convertible soft top hoods. This dedication to our craft has led us to become one of the most highly regarded classic car restoration manufacturing firms in the world.

With unrivalled knowledge of original specifications, coupled with the widest range of colours and materials for those seeking a more bespoke finish - John Skinner Ltd are the favoured choice for both amateur enthusiasts, as well as professional trimmers and restoration companies all over the globe; and have been for over four decades.

Don't just take our word for it - we have plenty of customers willing to show and prove the quality of our products and kits...

Our customer’s cars

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We love to see and share our customer's restoration projects. Here are just some of our kits gracing the interiors of customer's cars from all over the world.

(Note: Some images may showcase a different model of car, with shared interior trim parts to the model page being viewed)

How to Shop With Us
Step 1

Build your own online quotation, specific to your car and restoration requirements.

Unsure on what colours and materials you require? Not a problem…to start with, just give us a basic idea of your restorations choices – the rest can be discussed later.

Step 2

Add items to your quotation commitment free, with no payment required! 

All choices can be altered and changed at a later date if you wish.

Step 3

The more details you can provide us with at the time of submitting your quotation, the more efficiently we can process your enquiry. This includes shipping & billing details, although no payment will be taken at this stage.

Step 4

Submit your quotation online. This is not an order confirmation or commitment to purchase – this is the information we will use to ensure you have selected the correct and most appropriate items for your specific restoration.

Step 5

We’ll be in touch! Within 48-72 hours of receiving your quotation, we will be back in touch to discuss and confirm the finer details of your trim requirements. At this stage we will also arrange to send material colour swatch cuttings, if required.

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Austin Healey BN1 Original Colours

Please note that there were production inconsistencies during this period, so colours should be chosen on individual basis.

PAINT COLOUR INTERIOR TRIM COLOUR OPTIONS PIPING OPTIONS
Healey Grey Blue Lt Blue Grey
Coronet Cream Red, Blue Red, Lt Blue Grey
Gunmetal Grey Red Red
Black Off White, Green, Red Black, Green, Red
Healey Blue Blue Lt Blue Grey
Old English White Red, Black, Blue, Green Red, White, Lt Blue Grey, Green
Spruce Green Green, Black Green, White
Carmine Red Red, Black Red
Florida Green Black White
Reno Red Red, Black Red
White / Black Black White
Reno Red / Black Red Red
Healey Blue / White Blue Lt Blue Grey
Black / Reno Red Red Red
Florida Green / White Black White

**Please note that the colour Austin Healey called “Grey” is actually an Off White / Doeskin shade with a hint of Grey**

Information from: Clausager, A. (1990) Original Austin Healey – The Restorer’s Guide to 100, 100-Six and 3000 – Bay View Books Ltd.

 


Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 Original Colours supplied by John Skinner Ltd

It is widely accepted that the interpretation of original shades varies depending on who you ask – and may well have varied from the original factory production line. As a result, John Skinner Ltd offers multiple shade options for each original colour.

 

Black
Black
Black
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Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Dark Blue
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AH Blue
AH Blue
AH Blue
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British Racing Green
British Racing Green
British Racing Green
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Suede Green
Suede Green
Suede Green
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Matador Red
Matador Red
Matador Red
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Cherry Red
Cherry Red
Cherry Red
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Bright Red
Bright Red
Bright Red
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Stone
Stone
Stone
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Light Stone Beige
Light Stone Beige
Light Stone Beige
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Sand
Sand
Sand
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Ivory
Ivory
Ivory
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Colour names refer to internal John Skinner Ltd colour names, not necessarily the names Austin Healey originally used for these colours.

We can also offer non-original custom colour schemes if you so desire. Please see our online shop for more details.

As part of the quotation/ordering process, we will arrange for samples to be sent for final confirmation – so browse and shop with complete peace of mind, knowing that we will guide you through step-by-step with all the information you require.

 


 

A note on Piping/Beading

Austin Healey BN1/BN2/BN4 Front Seat Cushions & Backrests fully trimmed in Biscuit Light Tan Leather & Vinyl Covers.
Austin Healey BN4 trimmed with Cherry Red Vinyl Panels, Full Leather Seats with White Piping and Red Wool Carpet
Austin Healey BN4 trimmed with Ivory Vinyl Panels and LeatherFaced Seats with Dark Green Piping and Dark Green Wool Carpet
Austin Healey BN4 trimmed with Black Vinyl Panels, LeatherFaced Seats with Yellow Piping and Black Wool Carpet
Austin Healey BN4 trimmed with Black Vinyl Wheelarch Covers and Black LeatherFaced Rear Seats with Cherry Red Piping
Austin Healey BN6 (100-6) fitted with a Cherry Red Leather Front Seat Covers, and Red Wool Carpets.
Austin Healey BN7 trimmed with Black Vinyl Panels and LeatherFaced Seats with Grey Piping and Black Wool Carpet
Austin Healey BT7 trimmed with Dark Blue Vinyl Panels, LeatherFaced Seats with White Piping and Dark Blue Wool Carpet

Austin Healey models featured Piping either matching the main trim colour, or in a selection of contrasting colours. See the above Original Colours chart for more information. 

We can also offer the largest range of non-standard “bespoke” colours schemes for those looking for a more customised finish.

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Austin Healey BN1 (100-4) - Useful Information

Years of Manufacture: 1953 - 1955 Number Produced: 10,688 (Unconfirmed) Chassis Number Range: 138,031 - 228,047 Designer: Gerry Coker & Donald Healey

The Austin Healey BN1, the first of the ‘Big Healeys’ 100 series, also known as Healey 100-4, was developed by Donald Healey and produced at Warwick and Longbridge in 1953, 1954 & 1955. The 100-four BN1 was a 2 Seater Convertible Soft Top car and it is understood that production numbers were between 10,030 (Robson, 1981) and 10,688 (Clausager, 1990).