The Austin-Healey 100-6, produced from 1956 to 1959, was the second of three Austin-Healey models that would later become known as the Big Healeys. Offering a longer wheelbase and the addition of two occasional seats, the car is recognized by its large radiator grill and air-intake on the hood. Additional features included the option of two-tone paint and a new fixed windshield that could no longer be folded down. The early 100-6 models (manufactured in 1956) were known for their relatively meager performance when compared to their predecessors. This was remedied in 1957 with the addition of a new and updated head. In late 1957, Austin-Healey production was moved from Longbridge to the MG plant at Abingdon. From this point, all 100-6 models were fitted with the new six-cylinder engine and with the updated 6-Port Head to accommodate for the poor performance of the previous models. For many collectors, the 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 models, in addition to the 1959 model year cars, are the ideal purchase, as they present all the changes and modifications that happened throughout the life of the 100-6.
The California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club eat, sleep and breathe classic cars. Having assisted countless buyers and sellers with the purchase and sale of 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 models and various other European and American classic cars, it would be their pleasure to discuss Buyers Tips for the 1958 100-6 with you. While most classic car buyers know to look for rust and to check the road-worthiness of the car, there are several specific things to look for on the 100-6. First, these are British cars that are known to have issues with the widely used Lucas electrical systems. These systems can be finicky and will likely need repairs and tweaks throughout the cars life. You should budget for maintenance repairs such as these. Secondly, the body and chassis are the weakest parts of the 100-6, and parts can be difficult and expensive to find. If youre purchasing a car for restoration, be sure to find the finest example you can afford. Also ensure that the example you choose has minimal amounts of corrosion and a straight chassis. Doing a thorough inspection via a third-party mechanic that specializes in Austin-Healey or British classics can identify these items.
These are just a few of the Buyers Tips offered by the team of professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned Los Angeles classic car dealership. To learn more or to browse current online inventory of 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 models, the team encourages you to explore their website. Should you have any questions, they are just a phone call or inquiry away. Connect now!
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