1959 Austin Healey BN6
1959 Austin Healey BN6 For Sale
The Austin Healey 100-6 is a two seat roadster that was announced in late September 1956 and produced from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin Healey 100-4; it was followed by the Austin Healey 3000. The three models have become known as the big Healey's. The 100-6 featured a two inch longer wheelbase than the 100-4, a more powerful straight six engine in place of inline four cylinder, and added two occasional seats; which later became optional. The body lines were slightly streamlined, a smaller, wider radiator grille placed lower, an air scoop was added to the bonnet, and the windscreen fixed.The 100-6 was produced in two model designators, the 2+2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and the two seat BN6 in 1958 to 1959. The cars used a tuned version of the BMC C series engine previously fitted to the Austin Westminster. Initially the engine produced 102 horsepower and increased in 1957 to 117 horsepower by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. In late 1957 production was transferred from Longbridge to the MG plant at Abingdon. There were 14,436 100-6's produced before production ended in 1959. A 117 horsepower BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959 and had a top speed of 103.9 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 10.7 seconds.
1959 Austin Healey BN6. This vehicle has just come out of long term ownership. It has been off the road for many years. This car is a factory two seater version. Engine in the vehicle is thought to be the original engine and the transmission is a four speed manual. Has the original SU carburetors with the original air cleaners. We got the engine to start off of pouring some gas into the carburetors. Comes with solid wheels and has all four hubcaps. It is equipped with drum brakes on the front and rear. As seen in the photos there are other parts that are included with the sale. All body panels on the vehicle are metal.
The major components to the interior are there. Interior will require a restoration. The dash on the vehicle is uncut and all the gauges are present to the vehicle. Steering wheels and column is original to the car. Has a flip up gas cap. This car is a true roadster so there isn't any door glass from the factory. It does have some rust. Underneath the car is very solid. The Healey is mostly complete, but there are some parts that will have to be sourced. Has always been a California car and comes with a clean title. Great car that is waiting to be restored.
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