Lot 148 - 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6
|Chassis Number||BN6L 692|
|Odometer reading||45,222 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
The Austin-Healey 100 was built between 1953 and 1956 by the British Motor Corporation. It was developed by Donald Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals. Healey built a single 'Healey Hundred' for the 1952 London Motor Show and the design impressed Leonard Lord, Managing Director of Austin, so much that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at Austin's Longbridge factory. The car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100. The '100' name comes from Donald Healey who selected the name from the car's ability to reach 100mph as opposed to the Austin-Healey 3000 which is named for its 3000cc engine. The final '100' models, 1956's 'BN4' (2+2 seats) and 1958's 'BN6' (2 seats) were six-cylinder 100-Six cars. To make room for the occasional seats the wheelbase was increased by 2". The bonnet had a built-in air scoop and the windscreen no longer folded down.
This rare Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6, fitted with the overdrive, has just been imported from a well-known classic car specialist in Missouri, USA and is in very good condition both mechanically and bodywork wise. An older restoration gives this Healey the impression of being totally original; it is completely rust free and runs and drives superbly. Finished in tartan red over Old English White with a dark red leather interior piped in white, this BN6 is supplied with a full set of weather equipment and, by the auction, will have a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate which will expire in May 2016. Together with copies of the State of Missouri certificate of title, this honest and very solid 100/6 will deliver many more years of driving pleasure with its classic good looks and strong performance, the BN6 is thought to be the most desirable of the 100/6 series.
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