Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099
Lot 79
1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster
Sold for £34,500 (US$ 45,978) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099 Property of a deceased's estate,1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster  Chassis no. BN426099
Property of a deceased's estate
1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Roadster
Registration no. RER 707
Chassis no. BN426099
*Four-seater BN4 model
*Present ownership since 182
*Fully restored between 1991 and 2004
*Good history file

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.

    This BN4 model was acquired by its late owner in February 1982 as a 'barn find' (photograph on file) and fully restored by him between 1991 and 2004. Related bills are available, mostly from AH Spares, and the substantial history file also contains expired MoTs recording the mileage increasing from 61,873 (1991) to 62,160 (2005). Also in the file are various tax discs, an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1966), and a V5 registration document. The car is currently MoT'd and is described by the vendor as in restored condition throughout.
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