The last year of the Austin-Healey 100-6, 1959 marked the final production of the BN4 Austin-Healey model. It was also the first complete year of production after the companys move the MGs factory in Abingdon. This move also coincides with the arrival of the new and improved 117hp engine, which added much needed performance over the Austin-Healey 100-4, for which the 100-6 was designed to replace. There is some blurring of the factory crossover though, so some of the cars are known to have received their new engine prior to the move at the Austin-Healey factory in Longbridge. Regardless, the 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 is often considered the finest example of the BN4 lineup, because it offers all the changes that happened over the models production life. If youre thinking about buying a 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6, also consider the 1958 100-6, as it is virtually identical.
Similar to the other year models in this range, the 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 has a few topics of importance that you should discuss with any potential seller. First, one of the most important Buyers Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can offer is to ensure you have the car thoroughly inspected by a third-party mechanic. Particularly if the seller is claiming the car to be road-worthy, youll want to check the engine mechanics, the Lucas electrical system, and the body and chassis for rust. If youre looking at a restoration project, be sure to check that engine and chassis numbers match, and that body panels are as original as possible. Furthermore, if performance is your pleasure, youll want to ensure the Healey has the updated engine. These are just a few tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club team recommends in their Buyers Guide. When you choose to partner with their team, they can help you find the car you desire.
For more information on the 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 or to view the models currently available to you, the team encourages you to browse their website and online inventory at your leisure. Should you have any questions, they are just a phone call away. Dont see what youre looking for? Connect with their team to discuss your specific requirements today!
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