Launched in 1956 to replace the four-cylinder 100/4, the Austin-Healey 100/6 looked virtually identical to the outgoing model but had an air-scoop at the front of the bonnet to cool the more refined straight-six that nestled underneath, a specially tuned version of the BMC C-Series unit also used in the Austin Westminster saloon. Some 2-inches longer in the wheelbase, it also had a wider, shallower radiator grille and a fixed windscreen (the 100/4 having a fold-flat screen). The new engine increased power to 117bhp giving the 100/6 a top speed of 111mph and a 0-60 time of 10.7 seconds when tested by The Motor. At first only available as a 2+2 (BN4), a two-seat (BN6) was also available from 1958. Initially built in Longbridge, production shifted to Abingdon at the start of 1959, coming to an end in March of that year when the new Healey 3000 was launched. Some 14,436 100/6 models were sold in total, the vast majority being left-hand drive cars destined for export, mainly to America. This particular BN4 is believed to be one of just 122 Austin-Healey 100/6 models produced at Longbridge in 1957 for the right-hand drive South African market. Returning back to the UK in July 1999, it ha
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