1957 Austin-Healey 100


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1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4 2+2 Roadster

Designer: Donald Healey

Estimate: $32,000 - $43,000

Chassis Number: BN4L038413
Decoded: BN=2.6 Liter 6-cyl.; 4=four passenger model; L=Left-Hand Drive 038413=chassis unit number

Engine: 2639cc OHV inline 6-cylinder
2XSU Carburetors/102 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Odometer: 11,065 Miles

Original 2+2 seating
Long Wheelbase for Better Ride
Fun and Functional Open Roadster

The Model –Building on the success of the Austin-Healey 100’s, the new BN4 series introduced a number of desired components for those sporting young souls looking for a thrilling ride. Most important was the introduction of the inline six cylinder engine, based on the BMC C-series, fitted with a pair of SU carburetors and backed up by a 4-speed transmission. The styling was unmistakably Healey, even with a two-inch longer wheelbase, wider opening for the radiator up front plus a functional hood scoop, fixed windscreen, and for the first time fold-down occasional seats installed behind the front bucket seats. Acceleration was decent, 0-60 mph in just under 11 seconds, with conservative fuel usage of right around 21 miles to the gallon. In its four model years of production, a total of 14,436 Austin Healey 100-6 models were produced.

The Car – Finished in a monochromatic scheme of pure white, this little roadster has been treated to a fairly comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration. The body panels line up quite well with proper gaps seen for the doors, bonnet, and boot. This 100-6 is riding on a set of knock off wire wheels with fresh rubber, white the bucket seats are covered in supple vinyl retaining the original stitching pattern. Under the hood is clean and tidy, with all the proper markings plus all wiring and hoses sorted out and looking just as they did when new. The gold faced speedometer and tachometer are 100% function, as are other gauges mounted properly in the dash. To keep one toasty and warm on a cool early morning drive is the original heater provided by Smith’s. On the rear deck is mounted a handy luggage rack perfect for carrying the picnic basket on. This would be the perfect launch for an afternoon lunch.