Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

83 + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter Lot 450 1958 Austin-Healey 100/6 (BN4) Introduced for 1956, the 100/6 represented the most radical step forward in the Big Healey’s development. Despite its initial success, sales of the original Austin-Healey 100 had begun to decline by the mid-1950s and so the model was revamped as the ‘100/6’, BMC’s 2.6-litre C-series six replacing the original four-cylinder Austin Atlantic engine. At the same time the wheelbase was lengthened from 7’ 6” to 7’ 8”, which enabled the inclusion of two occasional seats in the rear of the BN4 variant. In 100-6 tune the pushrod six produced 102bhp - 12 horsepower more than its predecessor. Although stylistically very similar to the preceding 100, the 100/6 was nevertheless easily distinguishable by its ‘crinkle’ radiator grille and bonnet-top air intake. In 1957 an improved six-port engine became available, and this 117bhp unit was fitted to all the newly introduced BN6 two-seater roadsters. Top speed improved to 111mph and 1.7 seconds was cut from the 0-60mph time. Finished in Healey Ice Blue over Ivory, this eminently useable 100/6 was restored some years ago forming part of an eclectic and ever changing collection in recent years, and has been continually maintained to be on the button to be used and enjoyed as intended. It was purchased in America by the current owner some years ago for his own entertainment before being shipped back to the UK in 2019. Retaining its 2.6-litre six cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed overdrive gearbox, the BN4 has recently had replacement carpets fitted and new side screens are present. A delight to drive knowing that you are at the helm of one of the most recognisable British Sports cars ever produced. Registration: 768 XVG Chassis No.: BN4LS47854 Estimate: £38,000 - £44,000 More Details Lot 450 Bid On Lot 450