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The Austin-Healey 100 made its name by achieving 100 mph and the -6 stood for 6 cylinder. This Stunning California Sage and Saddle interior 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 is a two-seater roadster with detachable top. Serial # BN6 L3559 nut and bolt restoration-completed 3 years ago. Current owner has owned it since 1980. Original Engine. Side windows and removable top/frame in great condition. This 100-6 has 75,535 miles on its odometer It is left- hand drive with a 5 speed fully synchronized manual Toyota Gear box. Original transmission is included in sale. "B" indicates an Austin engine between 2000 and 3000cc. "N" designates a two-seater. The Austin Healey 100 was introduced late September 1956 and produced until 1959. 95% of the cars were left-hand drive, and 59% were bound for the United States. 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. Assembled at the MG plant at Abingdon. 14,436 100-6s were produced before production ended in 1959. The 6-cylinder engine 2639cc/102hp 2x1bbl - C-Series I6 has a 2in longer wheelbase than it's predecessor- the 100. A more powerful straight- 6 cylinder engine in place of the 100's larger in- line 4. The body lines were slightly streamlined with a smaller, oval grill placed lower, an air scoop was added to the bonnet, and the windscreen was fixed and no longer folded inward. Additional tail lamps at the rear fender, and a lengthened body was used to accommodate the larger engine. The 100-6 was produced in two, the 2+2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and the 2-seat BN6 in 1958-9. In 1957 the performance increased to 117bhp (87kW) by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. This car has a Smitty Conversion and Disc brakes. Bolt Precision refurbished the motor with harder valves and a B78 Camshaft.The BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959 had a top speed of 103.9mph (167.2km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60mph (97km/h) in 10.7 seconds. The BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959
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