Award-Winning Restoration of Matching #s BN6. Complete w Weather Equip/Books/Etc

For sale: 1959 Austin Healey Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Emeryville, California, United States
Austin Healey
Red with Black
Engine size:
2.6 Litre Inline 6-Cylinder no. 26D-RU-H/67103
4-Speed Manual
Drive type:
Interior color:
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Telephone: +1 510 653 7555 | Fax: +1 510 653 9754
Showroom Location: 1145 Park Avenue | Emeryville, A 94608 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6 VIN: BN6-L/2253 Exterior Color: Red with Black Interior Color: Black Engine: 2.6 Litre Inline 6-Cylinder no. 26D-RU-H/67103 Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Stock: FJ1633

1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6
s/n BN6-L/2253, ngine no. 26D-RU-H/67103
Two Tone Black and Red with Black Leather Interior

The 100-6 was Austin-Healey’s first six-cylinder “big Healey” and helped to cement the company's reputation as a producer of serious, acho sports cars. While the Mark III variant, ith its four seat configuration, nd wood dash, as sophisticated, he earlier cars, ith their pared down metal dashes shared with early cars, ave a purer sports car ethos. With an open top, ide curtain, o rear seats, nd a fantastic exhaust note, his car is everything that a sports car should be. Furthermore, ith 50% more power and 100% more torque than a contemporary MG, he Healey was a pretty serious piece of performance kit in its day.

This particular example is a matching numbers example that has won several awards following a high caliber restoration. It was dispatched to its original selling dealer in Philadelphia, ennsylvania on the 30th of July 1958, elivered in the color combination it still wears. Its early history is unknown, ut by the 1980s, t belonged to Ed Rosensteel, ho owned Showroom Restorations in Lititz, ennsylvania. The show earned several local, egional, nd national awards for its restorations, nd when Mr. Rosensteel restored this car, t was no exception. He performed a restoration to his typically high standards, hich was completed in 1995. In July of 1997, e sold the car to Fred and Alice Hoover of Harrisburg, ennsylvania, ho showed the car at national AACA events (including Hershey), rom 1998 to 2002, inning the following awards:
1998 2nd Junior
1999 1st Junior
2000 1st Senior
2001 1st Preservation
2002 2nd Preservation

In April of 2003, he Hoovers sold the car to Brian Olson, ho showed the car in the 2004 Grand Nationals Buffalo, ew York and in Watkins Glen in 2005. He kept the car until 2011, hen Austin-Healey expert Kurt Tanner acquired it. The current owner purchased the car from Tanner in March 2013, itted new Vredestein Sprint Classic tires new Dayton chrome wire wheels, ew Karvel carpet from England, nd had the undercarriage detailed.

Today the car remains extremely clean, ith a few signs of mellowing to the restoration, ut a strong overall presentation. The paintwork was done to high standards and aside from some swirls that could be improved with correction measures, till presents very well. The body is extremely straight and displays excellent fit. The chrome is also excellent, s is all other exterior trim. The lights and glass are also in excellent condition. The car has a badge bar and auxiliary fog lamps.

The interior is also in excellent condition. The dashboard was beautifully restored and remains in excellent shape, ncluding all switches and controls. The underside of the dashboard is equally impressive, nd the door panels and carpets are also excellent. The leather upholstery was redone to high standards and shows some mellowing in the form of some light creasing and dryness.

The engine compartment was obviously restored to show standards remains very attractive. It shows light soiling but could be brought back to show-ready or near show-ready condition with relative ease. The correct decals and stickers are present on the components such as the ignition coil and brake fluid reservoir. The firewall is nicely detailed and the wiring harness was included in the restoration and has the correct cloth insulation. A spin on oil filter conversion was performed. The trunk was correctly restored and is in excellent condition. The spare is in place, long with the weather equipment, hich includes full tonneau cover and side curtains with bag.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a six-cylinder Healey that was restored to the highest standards. It has a host of awards to confirm the quality of the restoration and today it presents extremely well, ith minor aging but still as a very high level driver. It is a matching numbers car that is still finished in its original color combination, nd is complete with original owners manual and service manual, s well as a reproduction parts catalog. The car also has a complete set of original tools, ack, oppy bar, ack bag, ack handle bag, nd weather equipment.

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Telephone: +1 510 653 7555 | Fax: +1 510 653 9754
Showroom Location: 1145 Park Avenue | Emeryville, A 94608

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