Asking price
Classic Chrome Ltd

Classic Chrome Ltd

Premium dealer


  • 4,886 Miles
  • 1958
  • 882UYJ
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


The Austin-Healey 100/ 6 (BN4) went into production in August 1956 and was a replacement for the Austin-Healey 100/ 4 (BN1 & 2). It was followed by a BN6 variant in March 1958 which was a 2-seat roadster. The Austin-Healey 3000 (BN7) was introduced in 1959 and together the three models became known as the 'Big Healey's'.

The 100/ 6 BN4 featured a 2" longer wheelbase than the 100/ 4, a more powerful 2639cc straight-six engine and included a pair of small occasional seats in the rear. It had a smaller but wider radiator grille, an air scoop on the bonnet and the windscreen was now fixed. The cars used a tuned version of the BMC C-Series engine previously fitted to the Austin Westminster, initially producing 102 bhp (76 kW) and increased in 1957 to 117 bhp (87 kW) by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. The previously standard Overdrive unit was made optional. In December 1957 production was transferred from Longbridge to the MG plant in Abingdon and 14, 436 100/ 6's were produced before production ended in 1959 when it was replaced with the Austin Healey 3000 MK1 (BN7).

A 117 bhp (87 kW) BN6 was tested by The Motor magazine in 1959 and it recorded a top speed of 103. 9 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 10. 7 seconds. Overall fuel consumption of 20. 8 miles per gallon was recorded. The test car cost £1, 307 including taxes of £436.

According to the BMIHT build certificate, this 'Matching Numbers' LHD Austin Healey 100-SIX Four Seater - Chassis No: BN4-LO/ 45939 and Engine No: 1C/ 45939 was built in Longbridge, Birmingham for Export on 13th August 1957 and delivered to Dusseldorf in Germany. It was ordered by a US Army officer and was taken back to the USA when he returned home. Very little is known of it life in the USA, but it was purchased from the last American owner of 31 years in Indiana, USA in October 2013 and imported into the UK in 2014. The mileage on this car at the time of export was 34, 000 and it is recorded on the Title Certificate as the actual mileage.

Upon arrival in the UK it was treated to a complete body-off chassis nut and bolt rebuild and there is a fully documented history of restoration including a photograph album of the restoration from start to finish.
Finished in its original colour scheme of Healey Ice Blue metallic over Old English White, the paintwork is exceptional, excellent panel gaps, new floors, including additional sound deadening to improve cabin comfort levels and the whole chassis was rust treated with stone chip protection before being painted in Ice Blue.

The car has its original Matching numbers 2. 6 litre 6-cylinder engine and 4 speed manual gearbox with overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear and the engine re-bored with new pistons and bearings, new valves and hardened valve seats to run with unleaded fuel with all new gaskets and the cylinder head was skimmed, new water pump, oil pump, timing chain, new Armstrong shock absorbers fitted all-round, new Drum brakes all-round with servo, new fuel tank, Electronic ignition, Electric cooling fan, Alternator conversion, New wiring loom, LED daytime running lights double as indicators, Rear indicator and headlight upgrades, Upgraded anti-roll bar, fully detailed and clean engine bay.

The car has had a brand new clutch fitted as well and the Overdrive unit works perfectly along with all the other cars’ functions. It’s had its first service since the rebuild of the engine and drives very nicely for a car of this vintage and sounds great too. There’s good oil pressure and the car maintains a good operating temperature aided by the fitted electric cooling fan. A great looking car from every angle, its timeless looks benefitting from the optional factory fitted 72 spoke wire wheels.

The current indicated mileage of 4, 886 is the number of miles recorded since the cars’ full rebuild in 2017 as the odometer was re-set at this time from the 34, 000 recorded at the time of import.

This is a fabulous example of a great British sports car, fully and sympathetically restored to a very high standard in recent years, since which time it has been garaged and continually fettled by its fastidious enthusiast owner. It would make a great addition to any car collection and it is also eligible for entry into the Mille Miglia.

Upon sale, the car will come with a new MOT and our own standard 6 months Mechanical Breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty. As an Historic Vehicle, it is of course Road Tax Free, MOT exempt and ULEZ compliant.

NB: Photographs are courtesy of the last owner - a new full set of our own photo's will follow shortly.

Car on display at our showrooms in Mortlake, SW London.
- details above

NB: Classic Chrome Ltd make every effort to ensure that the information in this advertisement is accurate and all statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only. When describing any car that is more than 20 years old, we sometimes have to rely on the car’s history file and any information provided by the previous owner(s). This information in passed on in good faith and is therefore not purported to be a statement of fact. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition and fitness for use of the vehicle. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Classic Chrome Ltd

Classic Chrome Ltd

Premium dealer

Verified since 2009

Verified sellers have provided photographic ID and been through bank-level security checks to establish their identity.

465 Listings since 2020

Vehicle location

12 Sheen Lane Mortlake London
Get directions

Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Classic Cars
Reference number:
Listed on:
Austin Healey
Seller type:


Car & Classic

Selling your Austin Healey?

Advertise to 4 million monthly visitors on Car & Classic

List for free

Similar Austin Healey 100-6s

Check out our new listings and upcoming auctions by subscribing to our newsletter

By signing up you accept our privacy policy and conditions of purchase