1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 2+2 CUSTOM ROADSTER - 75033 Sold* at Palm Beach 2009 - Lot #378 1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 2+2 CUSTOM ROADSTER https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/75033/75033_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #378   1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 2+2 CUSTOM ROADSTER
Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 378
Year 1958
Make AUSTIN-HEALEY
Model 100-6 BN4
Style 2+2 CUSTOM ROADSTER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 26DUH57472
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color RED
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 350
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #378 - Austin-Healey's production of sports cars started in 1953 with the highly successful 100-4. 1956 saw the introduction of the new 6 cylinder model named the 100-6. The wheelbase was stretched to accommodate +2 seating but unfortunately the model was slower than the original 4 cylinder model, with only 102bhp. This 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN-4 model presented here does not suffer from being slower than the 100-4 model. Its driveline has been carefully and professionally converted to a 350cid Chevrolet Goodwrench V8 crate motor mated to a Powerglide automatic transmission. The engine features a Holley 650 4-barrel carburetor, Offenhauser low-rise manifold and Mallory distributor; all very neatly fitted in the Healey's snug engine compartment. Power to the rear wheels is delivered via a Ford 9" rear axle with trailing arms, with the car's main frame rails stiffened and strengthened. Details of the restoration include fresh cosmetics by marque specialist, Kurt Tanner Restorations, featuring show quality 2-stage body and paint work, new chrome, rubber, completely new interior with Wilton Wool carpets, leather-trimmed seats, new trunk kit, Everflex top, new Minilite period-looking alloy wheels, custom-made large capacity alloy fuel tank, Stewart-Warner instruments, and alloy/wood steering wheel. Cleverly and expertly converted, this big Healey in its black/red livery still retains an almost stock and discreet appearance, but will surely surprise fellow motorists. With V8 converted cars now being accepted by Austin-Healey clubs in the modified class, this driveline conversion to these cars has become historically recognized, and this car represents exceptional value and fun for its fortunate next owner.
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