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Austin-Healey 100 /6 '58 1958

General description : Austin-Healey was established through a joint venture arrangement, set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and Donald Healey, a renowned automotive engineer and designer. Austin-Healey produced cars until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end. Donald Healey left the company in 1968 when British Motor Holdings (BMC had merged with Jaguar Cars in 1966 to form BMH) was merged into British Leyland. Healey joined Jensen Motors who had been making bodies for the "big Healeys" since their Production Austin-Healey 100s were finished at Austin's Longbridge plant alongside the A90 and based on fully trimmed and painted body/chassis units produced by Jensen in West Bromwich — in an arrangement the two companies previously had explored with the Austin A40 Sports. The first 100s (series "BN1") were equipped with the same 90 bhp (67 kW) engines and manual transmission as the stock A90. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was announced in late September 1956 and produced from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin Healey 100, it was followed by the AH 3000. Together, the three models have become known as the Big Healeys. 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. Specifications Bodywork Length : cm / in: 400/157.5 Width : cm / in: 154/60.5 Height : cm / in: 124/49 Wheelbase : cm /in : 233/92 Weight: kg / lb : 1124/2478 Mechanics. Displacement : straight-six 2639 cc (161 cu in), front-mounted Valve gear : 12 Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors Gearbox : 4-speed manual Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive Left- hand drive Maximum power : 117 bhp at 4750 rpm Maximum torque : 202 Nm at 3000 rpm Maximum speed : 175 km/h (109 mph)

1958 Austin-Healey 100 /6 '58 is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Aalter by Oldtimerfarm for €51950.

 

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Car type : Car Make : Austin-Healey Model : 100 Model Version : /6 '58 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1958 Location : Aalter Vehicle Registration : Undefined

51950 €

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About Austin-Healey
Austin-Healey was a British sports car make created as a joint-venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company.

First Healey model, Healey 100, was based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals and developed by Donald Healey to be build in-house. They finished a single Healey Hundred for the 1952 London Motor Show. Leonard Lord, managing director of Austin was so impressed by the design that a deal was duly struck with Healey and the car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100 overnight. Austin Healey was born. 100 derived into 100-six, and different 3000 versions before they quit the production in 1968 as the basic design had finally become obsolete.