1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718

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Lot 49
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718

Sold for £ 45,425 (US$ 59,671) inc. premium
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. BN6L/3718
Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718

*First of the six-cylinder 'Big Healeys'
*Cosmetically restored

Footnotes

  • 'After a really gruelling road test, I can say that this new sports model is ideal for Continental touring. It also stood up to lap after lap of the Nürburgring at racing speeds, without complaint, and that must be equivalent to a vast mileage under more humane conditions. Finally, it has the kind of appearance that will make many prospective purchasers reach for their cheque books.' – John Bolster on the Austin-Healey 100/6, Autosport, 12th October 1956.

    Introduced for 1956, the 100/6 represented the most radical step forward in the Big Healey's development. Despite its initial success, sales of the original Austin-Healey 100 had begun to decline by the mid-1950s and so the model was revamped as the '100/6', BMC's 2.6-litre C-series six replacing the original four-cylinder Austin Atlantic engine. At the same time the wheelbase was lengthened from 7' 6" to 7' 8", which enabled the inclusion of two occasional seats in the rear of the BN4 variant. In 100-6 tune the pushrod six produced 102bhp - 12bhp more than its predecessor - though the inevitable weight gain meant that there was little if any improvement in performance, the car's top speed remaining at 103mph or thereabouts. Although stylistically very similar to the preceding 100, the 100/6 was nevertheless easily distinguishable by its 'crinkle' radiator grille and bonnet-top air intake. In 1957 an improved six-port engine became available, and this 117bhp unit was fitted to all the newly introduced BN6 two-seater roadsters. Top speed improved to 111mph and 1.7 seconds was cut from the 0-60mph time.

    Originally a left-hand drive model, this BN6 roadster underwent a cosmetic restoration between 2006 and 2009, and was converted to right-hand drive in the process. Purchased from Brooklands Garage in Australia in 2015, it still presents like a recent restoration should and runs and drives well, though the crankshaft has some 'end float' that requires attention. Sold strictly as viewed, the car is offered with records of its restoration, including all receipts.

Saleroom notices

  • Please be advised this Lot does not include the previous Australian registration document but does have a NOVA certificate.
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1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN6L/3718 Engine no. 26D-RU-H/3718
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