2006 Melbourne International Motor Show Auction
Lot
8

1958 Austin Healey 100/6 BN6

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Specifications

Engine 2.7 litre straight six
Gearbox 4-speed manual with overdrive
Body Work Roadster
Colour Red

Description

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When introduced in 1956, the 'Hundred Six' was a very different sports car to the four cylinder model it replaced and took Donald Healey's design to a new level of performance and competitiveness in International motorsport events, from races to bitumen rallies.

The early models were occasional four-seaters, but the BN6 introduced in 1958 reintroduced the two seater bodywork in the same long wheelbase - a look that many enthusiasts believe makes this model the most desirable and collectable of the Big Healeys.

The BN6 also introduced the more powerful 2639cc six-port' engine, that made the model the mainstay of BMC's successful race and rally programme in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A total of 4,150 BN6 models were produced before the BN6 was replaced in June 1959 with the Austin-Healey 3000.

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