Austin Healey - 100/6 BN6 Convertible 2.6L - NO RESERVE - 1959

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Austin Healey - 100/6 BN6 Convertible 2.6L - NO RESERVE - 1959
Located in: Netherlands - with American registration - 66403 mi - 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear

Don’t miss this opportunity and become the new owner of this timeless classic Austin-Healey convertible! This is a NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION.

Before the start of the Earls Court Motor Show, Leonard Lord, the director of Austin, discovered the Donald Healey 100 at the Donald Healey stand. Before the motor show opened, Leonard Lord bought the rights to the Donald Healey 100. At the motor show, Austin and Donald Healey presented the Austin-Healey 100.

The first BN4 was built in May of 1956 in Longbridge, England. Production of the BN4 commenced in August (the BN3 and BN5 were used as prototypes). The BN4 came with steel wheels as a standard.

The chassis was modified, the radiator was relocated and the bonnet was fitted with a so-called power bulge in order to mount the 6-cylinder engine from the Austin Westminster. The grille’s typical diamond-shape had now disappeared for good.

The two-seater version, the BN6, was built from March 1958 to March 1959 and was equipped exclusively with the more powerful 117hp engine.

The call for the reintroduction of a two-seater had come mainly from America. Not least because of the small boot space of the BN4.

In the 12 months of production, only 4,150 units were built which makes this Healey a true collectable.

This older frame-off restored Austin-Healey (photo report of the frame-off restoration available) with overdrive starts immediately, idles nicely and shifts smoothly and powerfully through all gears, it brakes properly. The car has good paint but has a bit of crackle in various places (see photos). The chrome still looks very nice and the soft-top is in new condition.

The interior was reupholstered during the restoration and is in very neat condition as visible in the photos. The engine and transmission were also overhauled during the restoration.

What makes this car interesting is the complete maintenance history from 1981 to 2012 worth over $ 33,000, in addition to the complete photo report of the frame-off restoration. This Healey was always lovingly maintained.

These early Austin-Healey convertibles are offered less and less often, so don't wait too long and become the new owner of this piece of British pride!

Information about the car:

Austin Healey - 100/6 BN6 Convertible - 1959

Brand: Austin Healey
Type: 100/6 BN6
Year of manufacture: 1959
Colour: Healey Blue Metallic
Engine and power: 2.6L Inline 6, 117 HP with overdrive
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Manual transmission
Odometer reading: 66,403 miles
Number of keys: 1
Margin: Yes (already imported in the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full - US title)
Documents / registration: USA title and European import document
VIN: BN6L1199

OPTIONS:
- Bucket seats
- Chrome-plated front bumper
- Chrome-plated grille
- Chrome-plated mirrors
- Chrome-plated rims
- Foldable soft top
- Complete spare wheel
- Leather upholstery
- Leather seats
- Metallic paintwork
- Revolution counter

This is a direct import from the USA, the car is offered without a technical inspection. Some technical work is to be expected.

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.

Lot details
Brand
Austin Healey
Model Type
100/6 BN6 Convertible 2.6L - NO RESERVE
Year
1959
Located in
Netherlands
Body style
Cabriolet / convertible
Mileage reading
66403 mi
Registration papers
with American registration
Transmission
Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Colour
Healey Blue Metallic
Horse Power
117
Condition (Overall)
2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
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