Lot 292 - 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN4
|Odometer reading||10,430 miles|
|Estimate||£56,000 - £62,000|
- Only four owners from new
- Genuine UK registered righthand drive example
- Magnificent history folder
Austin-Healey was established through a joint-venture arrangement set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation and the Donald Healey Motor Company, a renowned automotive engineering and design firm. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972 when the 20 year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end. Donald Healey left the company in 1968 when British Motor Holdings was merged into British Leyland. Healey joined Jensen Motors who had been making bodies for the ‘Big Healeys’ since their inception in 1952 and became their chairman in 1972. The Austin-Healey was developed by Donald Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick. Healey built a single ‘Healey Hundred’ for the 1952 London Motor Show and the design impressed Leonard Lord so much that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at Austin's Longbridge factory and the car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100.
This Austin-Healey is a genuine UK supplied righthand drive example having been supplied new in January 1958 and remains in its original colour combination of Colorado Red over black with red interior. The last registered keeper has owned the car for 17 years and his predecessor owned the Healey for 20 years. Clearly this has been a highly cherished Austin-Healey and presents in excellent condition throughout. Sitting proudly on chrome wire wheels, we are advised she drives as good as she looks. A magnificent history folder accompanies this 100/6 with invoices dating back to the 60’s; the original buff logbook is also present. The records confirm this to be a matching numbers engine and gearbox. A 100/6 is a delightful car to drive; this example is fitted with an overdrive unit and we are advised drives with alacrity. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 19th November 2018, this is a splendid example and one that is a credit to the four owners that have had the delight of owning her for the last 60 years.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.