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1956-1968 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 specifications

1956-1968 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The runaway success of the 100 convinced BMC it had a bright future, but its Austin four-cylinder engine was due to cease manufacture in 1956. No problem, the Westminster’s six-cylinder 2639cc unit took its place. Actually, this didn’t automatically make it a better car as the heavier engine sapped performance until a new cylinder head and manifolds boosted power to 117bhp. Other changes included an oval grille and 2+2 seating, although the latter was a needless alteration that was dispensed with after just two years.

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Production

  • Production:
    58,370
  • Price at launch:
    £1,144
  • Price (excellent)
    £40,000
  • Price (good):
    £25,000
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £10,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.9secs
  • Top speed:
    103.0mph
  • Power:
    102.0bhp
  • Torque:
    142.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, anti-roll bar, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4001mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2337mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    1105kgs

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