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- Photographed in May 2018 at the British Classic Tour, South Australia

1958 Austin Healey 100-6 BN6

The Austin-Healey 100-6 is a two-seat roadster that was produced from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin-Healey 100, it was followed by the Austin-Healey 3000; together, the three models have become known as the Big Healeys.

The 100-6 was produced in two models, the 2+2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and the 2-seat BN6 in 1958-9.

The cars used a tuned version of the BMC C-Series engine previously fitted to the Austin Westminster, initially producing 102 bhp (76 kW) and increased in 1957 to 117 bhp (87 kW) by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. The previously standard overdrive unit was made optional.

In late 1957 production was transferred from Longbridge to the MG plant at Abingdon.

14,436 100-6s were produced before production ended in 1959.

A 117 bhp (87 kW) BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959 had a top speed of 103.9 mph (167.2 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 10.7 seconds.

In 1959 the 100-6 cost £1307 including taxes of £436.

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