Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2, 1953-56
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Austin Healey specs, 100% fit guarantee. The top is made with original "French Darts" and with hand rolled binding. The four requred tenax fasteners and hardware are included.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with plastic rear window.
  • Original Factory Material: British Everflex Vinyl
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: British Bison Vinyl (Haartz imitation of Everflex) Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Installation: The top installation is within the capabilities of a handy meticulous restorer. To llocate an installer near you type "auto upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • About Fabrics: The original British Everflex Vinyl is a three layer topping as is Stayfast Canvas. The canvas has a rich canvas outer layer. British Bison is a two layer version of Everflex..
  • Warranty: This top is made by Robbins with its 6 year warranty and 18 month labor allowance.

 
 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Austin Healey 100-4 BN1, BN2, and 100M BN2 Roadster Convertible Top
British Bison (Haartz leather textured) Vinyl
Made as original by Robbins
Tenax fasteners and hardware supplied

 
For: 1953-56 Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 Convertible Top
Color
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$477.00
B.) Austin Healey 100-4 BN1, BN2, and 100M BN2 Roadster Convertible Top
Original British Everflex Vinyl
Made as original by Robbins
Tenax fasteners and hardware supplied
For: 1953-56 Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 Convertible Top
Color
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$655.00
C.) Austin Healey 100-4 BN1, BN2, and 100M BN2 Roadster Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Made as original by Robbins
Tenax fasteners and hardware supplied
For: 1953-56 Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 Convertible Top
Color
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$755.00
D.) SPECIAL STAYFAST CANVAS COLORS:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas BN1 and BN2 Convertible Top
Made by Robbins
For: 1953-56 Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 Convertible Top
Colors
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$845.00
Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Boots

Boots

Tenax Tool for tightening backing plate on Female Tenax Fasteners
$1.99


Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers

Austin Healy 100-4 BN1, BN2 and 100M BN2 Roadster
Original Long Style British Bison (Haartz Leather Grain) Vinyl Tonneau Cover
(Covers Dash to Body Deck, Where it Attaches Like the Top);
Made by Robbins ;  Fasteners Included
For 1954-56 Models


 
Color
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L or R Hand Drive
$265.00
A.) Short Style Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover (Covers Dash to Rear Edge of Cockpit), Fasteners Included; 1954-56 Models
Color
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$529.95
B.) Short Style British Bison (Colonial Grain) Vinyl Tonneau Cover (Covers Dash to Rear Edge of Cockpit); Fasteners Included;1954-56 Models
View Color
$239.95
C.) Short Style British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover (Covers Dash to Rear Edge of Cockpit); Fasteners Included; 1954-56 Models 
Color
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$419.95
D.) Original Long Style Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover (Covers Dash to Body Deck, Where it Attaches Like the Top); Fasteners Included; 1954-56 Models
Color
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$529.95
F.) Original Long Style British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover (Covers Dash to Body Deck, Where it Attaches Like the Top); Fasteners Included; 1954-56 Models
Color
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$419.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Wolfsteins Tonneau Cover Cleaner and Protectant Kit
$29.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

The 1953-1956 Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2 topping was originally British Everflex Vinyl, which are now pleased to offer. As original, the top is one piece Hand-Rolled binding, French seam darts. 1 sewn Plastic window. 4 Tenax Fasteners are included.

About The Fabrics:

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

British Everflex Vinyl: We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. 

British Bison Vinyl is the most popular British roadster convertible top material. It is American made Haartz leather grain vinyl and is an imitation of the British Everflex vinyl top fabric. The British Bison Vinyl convertible top fabric is often referred to as 'crush grain.'

 

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Austin Healey Roadster 100-4 BN1, BN2) fit cars for years: 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956.