Austin Healey 100/6
The British Motor Corporation saw the Austin Healey as an integral part of their lineup, so when the company's strategy changed, it was clear that the big sports car also needed a change. In 1956 the 100/4 was succeeded by the Austin Healey 100-6. The old A90 four was considered obsolete, so it was replaced by a new six-cylinder of about the same size.
The 100-6 had a 2-inch wheelbase stretch. Some components were repositioned in the tail to make room for the tiny "+2" rear bucket seats. In terms of styling, the Austin Healey 100-6 was much the same as its predecessor, except for a new oval grille, fixed windshield, choice of wire-spoke or steel-disc wheels, and a hood with a small functional air intake at the front. The big difference was the new 6-cylinder engine. This was BMC's corporate C-series large car unit, a large 2.64-liter cast iron track with overhead, more powerful than the old big four (102 vs. 90 horsepower). Like the BN2, a 4-speed manual transmission was standard, although on the Austin Healey 100-6 (designated BN4) overdrive was an extra option.
Autumn 1957 brought two important developments. First came an important strategic move, when BMC decided to centralize the assembly of all its sports cars; this meant that Austin Healey production was moved from Longbridge to the MG factory in Abingdon. At about the same time, a much-improved engine appeared, with a redesigned cylinder head and more efficient peak power boosted to 117 hp. The two-seater returned as an addition to the line known as the BN6, while assembly of the BN4 was suspended until the existing inventory was cleared.
Buy a Austin Healey 100-6 classic at E&R Classics
Finding an Austin Healey that's right for you is priority number one. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
High quality Austin Healey 100-6 classic cars at E&R Classics
All classic cars offered by us, including the Austin Healey 100-6 are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own technicians. Delivering classic cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The classic cars offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance on a classic car or if you are wondering what mechanics in classic car workshops do, click here.
Trade in or sell your Austin Healey 100-6 classic car
At ER Classics you can of course buy an Austin Healey 100-6, but we also offer the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
Maintenance on a classic car
Of course every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for a classic car. Because you like to keep your classic car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your classic car to a classic car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of classic car. The mechanics often work with the same classic cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific classic cars.
ER Classics has the right classic Austin Healey 100-6 for you!
What are the advantages of buying a Austin Healey 100-6 classic from ER Classics?
- Large range of Austin Healey classics for sale
- All classic cars have been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
-Worldwide transport to the door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful new Austin Healey 100-6, you will be assisted by one of our own classic cars experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.