<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189

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Iconic British sports car
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4

US$ 45,000 - 65,000
£ 36,000 - 52,000
To be sold without reserve
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4
Chassis no. BN4L077189

2,639cc Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
102hp at 4,600rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Rear live axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Iconic British sports car
*Great candidate for events and rallies
*Long term enthusiast ownership
*Well sorted example


THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6

Some have called the Austin-Healey "a stunt plane for the road" in as much as its designer Donald Healey was both a successful automobile racer and a veteran WWI RAF pilot. When first debuted in London at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show, Healey's new car concept, the Healey Hundred, was a major hit. Healey approached the already well-established Austin Motor Company with his new design as Austin was seeking a car to penetrate the lucrative U.S. market. Austin had been building cars since 1905 and in 1912 had success with the Austin 7, a small, inexpensive vehicle that appealed to a mass market. In 1952 Austin merged with the parent company of Morris to form the British Motor Corporation with Leonard Lord in charge. Having seen and been impressed by the car at the Earls Court show, Lord chose Donald Healey's concept for a new sports car and a new marque was born, the Austin-Healy.

The first Austin-Healey, the 100-4, utilized the existing plentiful supply of Austin four-cylinder A90 engines, while the next generation, the 100-6, was powered by a 2,634 cc OHV six-cylinder. The 100-6 would gain status as the finest expression of the line, a true sports car. Donald Healey would add to the luster of the Austin-Healey when he recorded a speed of 142.636 mph at Bonneville in the process setting several records in a streamlined version of the car. As of 1957 the street model's performance benefited from a new a six-port cylinder head and aluminum intake manifold

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful, early BN4 100-6 has recently come from an owner who has cared for the big Healey for over 40 years. Throughout its life, the car has been continually restored and refurbished with the end result being the gorgeous and well sorted 100-6 that is presented here today. The deep red paint is in great shape, possessing a luscious shine. The interior is equally as clean and tidy, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Under the hood, the big six presents very well, but more importantly, is said to be in great working order, adding to the thrilling experience one enjoys when piloting the open top cruiser.
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<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
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<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
<b>1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4</b><br />Chassis no. BN4L077189
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