1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306
Lot 241
1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop
Registration no. MSV 500 Chassis no. BN6 1306
Sold for £ 40,250 (US$ 52,942) inc. premium

Lot Details
1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306 1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop  Chassis no. BN6 1306
1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6 Roadster with Hardtop
Registration no. MSV 500
Chassis no. BN6 1306
*Aluminium body by Denis Welch Motorsport
*Numerous Denis Welch performance upgrades
*Engine fully rebuilt by Premium Classic Cars (175-185bhp)

Footnotes

  • Despite its initial success, the Austin-Healey 100 had begun to decline in popularity by the mid-1950s so was re-vamped 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 rear seats in 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. In 1957 an improved 'six-port' engine became available, and this 117bhp unit was fitted to all the newly introduced BN6 two-seat roadsters.

    This 100/6 was rebuilt by renowned marque specialists Denis Welch Motorsport and sold to Andrew Usher, a well-known campaigner of racing Healeys in the early 1980s. It incorporates all of the most desirable Welch performance upgrades for a 100/6, including a lightweight aluminium body (with steel bonnet). 'MSV 500' was sold by Denis Welch to his brother-in-law (the previous owner) in 1986 and for the next 26 years was continuously upgraded and maintained by Denis Welch.

    Incorporating a 3-litre cylinder block, the engine has been built to Stage 3 'fast road' specification. The latter includes a blueprinted, lightened and balanced flywheel; gas-flowed cylinder head; forged pistons; SU 2" carburettors; Welch inlet and exhaust manifolds; high-flow aluminium radiator; ITG competition air filters; fully baffled works-type sump; competition clutch; electric fuel pumps; side-exit competition exhaust; spin-on oil filter; and Kenlowe electric fan with manual override. The engine produces an estimated 175-185bhp at the flywheel, which combined with the lightweight body makes for a car with breathtaking performance.

    Look absolutely stunning in its Lobelia Blue livery with white number-roundels, 'MSV 500' is trimmed in blue leather and has the rare and very comfortable period-correct lightweight seats in 100S 'Le Mans' style. The car also boasts a new soft-top in blue mohair and is fitted with a period-correct hardtop. A Monit rally trip-meter and Willans safety harnesses complete the picture.

    Ideally suited to a wide variety of prestigious historic motor sports events, this unique Austin-Healey 100/6 would be equally at home on a trip to Goodwood or Classic Le Mans.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that Denis Welch did a large amount of work to this car in previous years, while more recent restoration work has been undertaken by Premium Classic Cars.
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