1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible
Lot 330
Left-hand drive,1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster Chassis no. BN6-L/3516 Engine no. 26D-U-H/70390
Sold for £44,275 (US$ 72,348) inc. premium

Lot Details
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Convertible
Left-hand drive
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster
Registration no. 623 YUD
Chassis no. BN6-L/3516
Engine no. 26D-U-H/70390

Footnotes

  • This BN6 two-seater roadster represents the 'Big Healey' in its purest form. Chassis number 'L/3516' was built at MG's Abingdon works between 30th September and 2nd October 1958, and shipped to a dealer in San Francisco on 13th October. The accompanying BMIHT Certificate confirms matching numbers, the only changes from original specification being the colour scheme (originally black with red trim). In January 1990 the Healey returned to the UK with approximately 54,000 miles showing on the odometer. The current vendor has owned the car since 1990 and has carried out an extensive 'last nut and bolt' restoration to concours standard, paying great attention to detail and with originality in mind.
    After stripping, the bodyshell was sandblasted and all floor panels (boot included), inner/outer sills and various outer panels replaced, the inner wings being repaired as necessary. The shell was then etch-primed, seam-sealed, treated underneath with stone chip, primed and then painted in Ice Blue and Old English White. The chassis was found to be generally sound, requiring very little or no attention.
    The six-port cylinder head has been reconditioned and converted to unleaded compatibility with new valves, valve seats and seals etc. The cylinder block has been cleaned inside and out, re-bored to +0.020" and fitted with new pistons. The crankshaft was within 0.0005" of original so polished only and refitted with new bearings, thrust washers, big-end bolts and main bearing nuts. The timing chain and tensioner have been replaced and the water pump reconditioned. All oil and waterways in the block and cylinder head have been pressure cleaned and all core plugs renewed. The rear axle and differential were dismantled, cleaned and assembled using new parts where required while the clutch and gearbox were likewise reconditioned using new parts. The steering and braking systems were thoroughly overhauled and new tyres fitted.
    All electrical components have been either overhauled or replaced with new items, and a new complete braided wiring harness installed. A new aluminium tank has been fitted together with fuel pump and all fuel lines, and the carburettors have been reconditioned. A complete new stainless steel exhaust and brackets is fitted. The radiator core and all the cooling system's rubber hoses have been replaced and a new fan belt fitted. Wherever possible the original exterior trim has been re-chromed, and elsewhere replaced. The hood and tonneau cover are new and the side screens have been reconditioned. The windscreen glass is new. Completely re-trimmed, the interior features navy blue leather upholstery with white piping.
    Since the restoration's completion in January 2011 the Healey has been driven for approximately 200 dry miles only. The engine oil pressure and running temperature are normal and it is ready to use. The car is offered with the aforementioned BMIHT Certificate, sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document. A set of five wire wheels (requiring painting) is available via separate negotiation with the vendor.
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