The BN6 variant of the Austin-Healey 100-6 was introduced in 1958 with a new cast-aluminum 6-port intake manifold, larger valves, and higher compression to boost horsepower from 101 HP to 117 HP. This example was acquired by the seller in 1998 after a refresh that included a rebuilt transmission, refurbishment of the electrical system, refinishing of the chrome brightwork, and new floorboards, upholstery, carpeting, and a new black soft top. Among the rarest and most desirable Austin-Healey roadsters, only 285 examples of the BN6 are said to have been exported in 1959. Accompanied by service records, spare original parts, and a clean Virginia title, this Austin-Healey is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Maryland.
The exterior is finished in red with a black convertible soft top that is currently removed along with the side windows. Equipment includes fender-mounted chrome mirrors, chrome bumpers with overriders, a chrome fuel cap, a chrome grille, and a chrome hood scoop. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. This BN6 rides on 15” chrome wire wheels with knock-off hubs and Cooper Sport 1000 Metric G/T tires.
The cockpit features a pair of bucket seats reupholstered in black vinyl with a matching dashboard, door panels, and new black carpeting. Accessories include a passenger-side grab bar, a heater, a fire extinguisher, a banjo-style steering wheel, a wooden shift knob, a dash-mounted rearview mirror, and Smiths instrumentation.
This BN6 is equipped with a 2,639cc straight-six engine featuring dual SU carburetors and an output of up to 117 HP and 142 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, allowing the 100-6 to reach a top speed of 115 MPH. Recent maintenance is said to have included replacing the driver-side wheel cylinders, the passenger-side brake hose, the front wheel bearings, and adjustment and bleeding of the braking system in 2021. The seller reports the radiator and generator were replaced in 2006.
This sale will include a clean Virginia title, some removed parts, and service records.
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