1959 Austin-Healey 100-6
• A proper British roadster with classic and sporty styling
• Deep black paint with a complementing red leather interior
• Equipped with a Smiths heater and modern stereo system
2,639 cc naturally aspirated inline six-cylinder engine, 117 HP, four-speed manual gearbox, front coil springs with anti-roll bar, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc brakes; wheelbase: 92”
The Austin-Healey 100-6 was introduced with several compelling improvements. Chief amongst these was its six-cylinder engine. Added improvements included two small rear seats, a fixed windshield, and a wider radiator grille that was mounted in a slightly lower location compared to its predecessor. Where the 100 was clearly a sports car through and through, the 100-6 offered additional comfort with longer drives in mind, all while still retaining the 100’s sporting character.
The marketing theme for the 100-6 was “The sports car of sportsman.” Whether pictured at a Long Island Polo Club or on the seashore with scuba divers in the backdrop; the Austin-Healey was the desired mode of transportation for the well-dressed and sophisticated gentleman. The car was deliberately styled to make the owner the envy of others, especially those who lived life with less action and dramatic flavor. The Austin-Healey platform is a pulse-quickening blend of superb engineering and refined style that would meet the demands of those looking to find that next gear in their own life.
This proper 1959 Austin Healey 100-6 Roadster was treated to a restoration sometime during its lifetime. It is presented as a driver-quality automobile, as the body would benefit from a respray; it has a nice color combination of a black exterior over a red leather interior. A 2+2 configuration, the seats present nicely and match the dash and side panels. The interior comes fitted with two upgrades that add to its driving experience, a Smiths heater and a modern ESN stereo system. The naturally aspirated six-cylinder produces 117 horsepower, which is more than enough to move this lightweight sports car at a quick pace. A proper British roadster, this Austin-Healey 100-6 will give its next owner many memories on the road with the breeze blowing through their hair.