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Lot 214: Austin-Healey 100/6

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second of the three Austin-Healey models later known as the Big Healeys; it was introduced in 1956 to replace the Austin-Healey 100. It featured a longer wheelbase than the original Austin-Healey 100 and a six-cylinder engine to replace the slightly larger capacity four and added two occasional seats which later became optional. The body lines were changed to a less rounded appearance, with a wider, lower radiator grille below the air scoop which was added to the bonnet, and a windscreen which was fixed and could no longer be folded down. There were two model designators, the 2+2 BN4 produced from 1956 onwards and the 2-seat BN6 produced from 1958.In late 1957 production was transferred from Longbridge to the MG plant at Abingdon. This example was the subject of a full nut and bolt restoration carried out approx 7 years ago, for which there is much documentation and receipts, and it has the desirable options of a laminated windscreen and overdrive. It was manufactured in 1957 possibly rendering it eligable for the Mille Miglia and was one of the few examples supplied new in the UK. A lovely example of a true British classic sports car, offered in red with black interior.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number214
Estimate£25000-£30000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1957
Condition rating1
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberBN4 54088
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2