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1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster / BN6L4541 Vehicle Information

1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 photograph

1959 Austin-Healey 100-6
The Austin-Healey 100-Six, arrived in September 1956 and was the first update of Donald Healey's successful Austin-Healey 100. It came with more power and performance. The Austin Westminster's 2693-cc 'C-Series' inline six-cylinder engine was given twin carburetors and expertly tuned by Geoff Healey, Eddie Maher, and Harry Weslake. Other updates to the 100-6 included a slight streamlining of the body, functional hood scoop, and a wider and lower oval-shaped radiator grille. The wheelbase was extended by two-inches, allowing additional room for a pair of occasional rear seats in the BN4 2+2 models. The sportier two-seat BN6 was available for 1958 and 1959 on the same 92-inch wheelbase.

In 1957, with the help of a revised cylinder head and intake manifold, horsepower increased to 117. Overdrive, previously standard equipment, was made optional. The two-seat BN6 roadster had a top speed of nearly 104 mph, with 0-to-60 mph taking just 10.7 seconds.

To help promote the launch of the next six-cylinder Healey, special competition versions were built and dispatched to the Bonneville Salt Flats during the summer of 1956 for an assault on a number of speed records. Carroll Shelby and Donald Healey handled the driving duties, and broke 28 International and American records, including a record beyond the 200-mph barrier in a supercharged Healey.

This is a late-production 100-6 and includes the desirable front-disc brakes. The car was completed during the first week of February 1959 as an original left-hand drive North American export model and dispatched on February 11th for the United States via Los Angeles. It came from the factory with an adjustable steering column, heater, overdrive, Road Speed tires, and a set of wire-spoke wheels.

The current caretaker purchased the car in 2010, from the prior owner of some 25 years. It has been given a body-off-frame restoration with the work being completed in 2014. Its post-restoration show debut was at the Austin-Healey Club Concours where it achieved Gold honors. This 100-6 was then loaned for display at the Le May Automobile Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

Since the restoration was completed, it has logged just 100 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015


2015 Rick Cole Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $85,000 
Lot was not sold

1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6
Chassis#: BN6-L/3622
Sold for USD$62,567
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 ROADSTER
Chassis#: BN4L077189
Sold for USD$36,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4
Chassis#: BN4L077189
Sold for USD$30,800
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 Roadster
Sold for USD$33,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 Austin Healey 100/6 BN4
Chassis#: BN4L-0/74938
Sold for USD$11,260
  2017 Anglia Auction
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster
Sold for USD$49,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Convertible
Sold for USD$89,884
  2016 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster
Sold for USD$25,300
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster
Sold for USD$34,650
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 CUSTOM ROADSTER
Chassis#: BN4L073910
Sold for USD$39,600
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN4
Chassis#: BN4L S75477
Sold for USD$43,776
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1959 Austin Healey 100-6 Convertible
Sold for USD$47,300
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1959 Austin Healey 100-6
Sold for USD$36,816
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster
Sold for USD$36,850
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster
Sold for USD$25,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY B100
Sold for USD$24,000
  2014 Mecum - Austin
 
1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 BN6 3.0-LITRE LIGHTWEIGHT WORKS REPLICA RALLY CAR
Chassis#: BN6433430083829
Sold for USD$59,659
  2014 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN6 Sports Roadster
Chassis#: BN6-L/2650
Sold for USD$77,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 roadster
Sold for USD$50,595
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY BN6
Chassis#: BN6L2597
Sold for USD$55,125
  2011 McCormicks Auction #50 - Palm Springs CA
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Austin-Healey 100-6's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4BN4L0757872019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $60,000$75,000
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4BN4L0757872018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 BN4 Roadster 2018 Mecum : Denver$50,000  
1959 Austin-Healey BN4 2017 GAA : July$15,000  
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$17,000  
1959 Austin Healey 100-6BN6L45412015 Rick Cole Monterey $75,000$85,000
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Roadster 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$25,000  
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$29,000  
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 2014 Leake Auction : Dallas$30,000  
1959 Austin-Healey 100 Convertible 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx$52,000  
1959 Austin Healey 100-6BNL620042011 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction   
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100-6 ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE45512010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100/6 ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$18,500  
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 TWO DOOR 2002 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$27,500  
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100/6 ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Myers, FL$17,500  

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1959 Austin-Healey 100-6

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