Austin Healey 100/6  

1957 BN4

£59,995
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 1
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 2
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 3
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 4
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 5
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 6
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 7
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 8
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 9
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 10
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 11
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 12
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 13
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 14
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 15
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 16
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 17
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 18
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 19
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 20
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 21
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 22
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 23
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 24
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 25
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 26
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 27
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 28
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 29
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 30
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 31
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 32
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 33
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 34
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 35
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 36
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 37
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 38
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 39
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 40
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 41
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 42
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 43
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 44
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 45
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 46
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 47
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 48
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 49
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 50
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 51
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 52
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 53
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 54
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 55
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 56
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 57
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 58
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 59
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 60
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 61
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 62
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 63
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 64
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 65
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 66
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 67
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 68
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 69
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 70
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 71
NEW ARRIVAL - FULLY RESTORED
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 1
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 2
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 3
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 4
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 5
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 6
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 7
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 8
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 9
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 10
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 11
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 12
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 13
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 14
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 15
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 16
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 17
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 18
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 19
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 20
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 21
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 22
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 23
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 24
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 25
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 26
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 27
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 28
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 29
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 30
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 31
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 32
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 33
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 34
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 35
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 36
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 37
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 38
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 39
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 40
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 41
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 42
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 43
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 44
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 45
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 46
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 47
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 48
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 49
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 50
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 51
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 52
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 53
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 54
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 55
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 56
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 57
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 58
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 59
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 60
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 61
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 62
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 63
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 64
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 65
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 66
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 67
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 68
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 69
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 70
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 71
  • Year
    1957
  • Mileage
    4,886 miles
  • Colour
    BLUE/WHITE
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Gears
    4
  • Engine Size
    2.6L
  • BHP
    117 bhp
  • 0 to 62 mph
    10.7 secs
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Steering Wheel
    LHD
  • Year
    1957
  • Mileage
    4,886 miles
  • Colour
    BLUE/WHITE
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Gears
    4
  • Engine Size
    2.6L
  • BHP
    117 bhp
  • 0 to 62 mph
    10.7 secs
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Steering Wheel
    LHD

Technical Data

  • Dimensions
    • Height
      1,270 mm
    • Length
      4,000 mm
    • Width
      1,524 mm
  • Emissions
    • Engine Euro Status
      0
  • Engine and Drivetrain
    • Cylinders
      6
    • Driven Axle
      RWD
    • Engine Capacity
      2,639 cc
    • Gears
      4
    • Steering Wheel
      LHD
    • Wheelbase
      Standard
  • Fuel Consumption
    • MPG
      20.8
  • Performance
    • Acceleration (0 - 62 MPH)
      10.7 secs
    • BHP
      117 bhp
    • Maximum Speed
      104 mph
  • Weight and Capacities
    • Seats
      4
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 1
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 2
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 3
  • Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 4

About this Austin Healey 100/6

The Austin-Healey 100/6 (BN4) went into production in August 1956 and was a replacement for the Austin-Healey 100/4 (BN1 & 2). It was followed by a BN6 variant in March 1958 which was a 2-seat roadster. The Austin-Healey 3000 (BN7) was introduced in 1959 and together the three models became known as the 'Big Healey's'.

The 100/6 BN4 featured a 2" longer wheelbase than the 100/4, a more powerful 2639cc straight-six engine and included a pair of small occasional seats in the rear. It had a smaller but wider radiator grille, an air scoop on the bonnet and the windscreen was now fixed. The cars used a tuned version of the BMC C-Series engine previously fitted to the Austin Westminster, initially producing 102 bhp (76 kW) and increased in 1957 to 117 bhp (87 kW) by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. The previously standard Overdrive unit was made optional. In December 1957 production was transferred from Longbridge to the MG plant in Abingdon and 14,436 100/6's were produced before production ended in 1959 when it was replaced with the Austin Healey 3000 MK1 (BN7).

A 117 bhp (87 kW) BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959 and it recorded a top speed of 103.9 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 10.7 seconds. Overall fuel consumption of 20.8 miles per gallon was recorded. The test car cost £1,307 including taxes of £436.

According to the BMIHT build certificate, this 'Matching Numbers' Austin Healey 100-SIX Four Seater - Chassis No: BN4-LO/45939 and Engine No: 1C/45939 was built in Longbridge, Birmingham for Export on 13th August 1957 and delivered to Dusseldorf in Germany. It was ordered by a US Army officer and was taken back to the USA when he returned home. Very little is known of it life in the USA, but it was purchased from the last American owner of 31 years in Indiana, USA in October 2013 and imported into the UK in 2014. The mileage on this car at the time of export was 34,000 and it is recorded on the Title Certificate as the actual mileage.

Upon arrival in the UK it was treated to a complete body-off chassis nut and bolt rebuild and there is a fully documented history of restoration including a photograph album of the restoration from start to finish.
Finished in its original colour scheme of Healey Ice Blue metallic over Old English White, the paintwork is exceptional, excellent panel gaps, new floors, including additional sound deadening to improve cabin comfort levels and the whole chassis was rust treated with stone chip protection before being painted in Ice Blue.

The car has its original Matching numbers 2.6 litre 6-cylinder engine and 4 speed manual gearbox with overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear and the engine re-bored with new pistons and bearings, new valves and hardened valve seats to run with unleaded fuel with all new gaskets and the cylinder head was skimmed, new water pump, oil pump, timing chain, new Armstrong shock absorbers fitted all-round, new Drum brakes all-round with servo, new fuel tank, Electronic ignition, Electric cooling fan, Alternator conversion, New wiring loom, LED daytime running lights double as indicators, Rear indicator and headlight upgrades, Upgraded anti-roll bar, fully detailed and clean engine bay.

The car has had a brand new clutch fitted as well and the Overdrive unit works perfectly along with all the other cars’ functions. It’s had its first service since the rebuild of the engine and drives very nicely for a car of this vintage and sounds great too. There’s good oil pressure and the car maintains a good operating temperature aided by the fitted electric cooling fan. A great looking car from every angle, its timeless looks benefitting from the optional factory fitted 72 spoke wire wheels.

The current indicated mileage of 4,886 is the number of miles recorded since the cars’ full rebuild in 2017 as the odometer was re-set at this time from the 34,000 recorded at the time of import.

This is a fabulous example of a great British sports car, fully and sympathetically restored to a very high standard in recent years, since which time it has been garaged and continually fettled by its fastidious enthusiast owner. It would make a great addition to any car collection and it is also eligible for entry into the Mille Miglia.

Upon sale, the car will come with a new MOT and our own standard 6 months Mechanical Breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty.
It is of course Road Tax Free, MOT exempt and ULEZ compliant.

A full set of photographs will follow shortly.

Car on display at our showrooms in Mortlake, SW London.

NB: Classic Chrome Ltd make every effort to ensure that the information in this advertisement is accurate and all statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only. When describing any car that is more than 20 years old, we sometimes have to rely on the car’s history file and any information provided by the previous owner(s). This information in passed on in good faith and is therefore not purported to be a statement of fact. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition and fitness for use of the vehicle. This does not affect your statutory rights.

 

Austin Healey 100/6 BN4

Specification

  • Other
    • ULEZ COMPLIANT
    Vehicle Enquiry
    Austin Healey 100/6 BN4
    Vehicle of interest:
    Austin Healey 100/6
    We would love to stay in touch!
    Communication from us might include, offers/latest news and new vehicle arrivals. We promise to never sell your data to any third parties. You can opt out of any communication from us by simply clicking 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of any emails.
    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.