1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 RoadsterSOLD

Every inch the perfect 50's Roadster...

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Introduced in 1956 to replace the Austin-Healey 100 (later known as the 100-4), the 100-6 was a two seat roadster produced by the British Motor Corporation, initially at Longbridge and later at Abingdon, and remained in production until 1959 when it was replaced by the 3000. Over the years, all three models have become known collectively as "The Big Healeys".
A couple of inches longer than its predecessor, the 100, the new car was fitted with a more powerful straight-six engine (BMC-C series previously fitted to the Austin Westminster) producing 102bhp which in 1957 was improved to 117bhp. Externally, the car differed by being slightly more streamlined, having a smaller, wider grill, an air scoop on the bonnet and a fixed windscreen. The previously standard overdrive unit was now an option. Performance was quite exciting, for the period, roaring up to 60mph in just over 10 seconds and going on to 104 miles an hour at a time when a Ford Popular would struggle to reach 70mph.
The 100/6 was available in two model designations, the 2 2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and 2 seat BN6 in 1958/9 and was listed in 1958 at £1,307 including purchase tax.
The left-hand drive, BN6 Roadster offered here benefits from the optional overdrive, much more comfortable for long distance touring, and sits on chrome wire wheels. It's finished in a handsome Navy Blue and has been trimmed in cream vinyl with matching cream carpets. The dashboard, which features all the correct 100-6 instrumentation, is also trimmed in matching vinyl.
The subject of restoration at some point in the recent past, the result is striking and has worn incredibly well with the engine bay, in particular, boasting impressive detailing. With its dark blue coachwork and shiny wire wheels this Healey looks every inch the perfect 50's Roadster...
 

Reference Number 363107

as of 7/27/2015

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Car 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster
Registration 901 UYE 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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