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Lot 121: Austin-Healey 100/6

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

Produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals, Donald Healey built a single Healey Hundred for the 1952 London Motor Show. 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 100 mph, then a remarkable figure for a production car. Following on from the successful Austin Healey 100, the second landmark model from this relatively new marque arrived in 1956, the 100/6. The 100/6 used a tuned version of the new BMC C-series six cylinder engine in 2639cc form. The new car had a longer wheelbase and featured a 2+2 interior, this model became known internally at BMC as the BN4. This BN4 was purchased as an original West Coast USA car and repatriated to the UK. It has recently been subject to a restoration completed to a high standard by the renowned and respected Full Bridge Restorations in Maldon. As one would expect from such a well reputed restoration company, 829YUU is reported to be in excellent all round condition and we are advised it drives and runs very well indeed. Rarely do 100/6 Healey's come up in this condition, beautifully presented in Pacific Green over cream with a Tan interior.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number121
Estimate£32000-£38000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1957
Condition rating
Registration number829 YUU
Mileage-
Chassis numberBN4L035892
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