To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. BN6L2142
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 50,000 US
Production of the first six-cylinder Austin-Healey continued into 1959, until it was replaced by the new 3000 model. In period, on a regular basis, either Austin-Healey or Triumph would have the lead advertisement on the inside of the front cover for Road & Track magazine. Hambro Automotive Corporation was the United States representative at the time and the Austin-Healey was sold and serviced by a nationwide network of dealers and distributors.
The common theme was associating the 100-6 as the “The sports car of sportsman.” Whether photographed at a Long Island polo club or on the seashore with scuba divers in the backdrop; the Austin-Healey was the desired mode of transportation for the well-dressed and sophisticated urban dweller that lived for swift, sure-footed action in its fullest measure. The car was deliberately styled to make the owner the envy of others less taken by those who lived life with action and a dramatic flavor. The Austin-Healey platform is a pulse-quickening blend of superb engineering and refined style that would meet the demands of discerning ownership.
This red 100-6 two-seater is a quite desirable model that has a black leather interior with red piping and red carpet, a floor-shift four-speed manual transmission and Smiths instrumentation. The Healey runs with a 2,639-cc inline six-cylinder engine, plus it also displays wire wheels, knock-off hubs, tonneau cover, windwings and foglights. The red paint is nicely presented and the engine bay is also shown to be in a tidy condition; all contributing to the great period feel that can only be truly experienced when at speed on your favorite meandering road. 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster