Following on from the successful Austin Healey 100, the second landmark model from this relatively new marque arrived in 1956, the 100-6. The 100-6 used a tuned version of the new BMC ‘C-series’ six cylinder engine in 2,639cc form. The new car had a longer wheelbase and featured a 2+2 interior; this model became known internally at BMC as the BN4.
Offered with its rare factory hard-top in very good condition, this highly competitive Austin-Healey 100/6 has successfully participated in several rallies such as the Tulpenrallye , ABC-Rally, Classic 500 Challenge, Homeland rally, SLS rally and was the “langste nacht” rally winner and has a 100% finishing record.
The car has been fully rally-prepared with many popular options such as limited slip differential, adjustable power steering, disc brakes all round, close ratio gearbox with Sebring gears and competition overdrive. The list continues with further improvements such as 3SU Carburettors, double fuel pumps, 80 litre fuel tank, Kenlowe fan, Halda Tripmaster, new wheel bearings for shock absorbers, 4x Minilite wheels, roll bar, Hella spot lights, new wiring loom and a separate circuit braking system.
All in all, the vendor of this high-specification Austin Healey has spent a small fortune making it one of the most impressive and highly competitive 100/6’s we have had the pleasure of driving in recent years. Delivering 165 BHP it offers its next owner the opportunity to not only participate in, but also be extremely competitive in any hill-climb or rallying events.