1959 Austin-Healey BN6 100-6 restored
Over 300 photos, videos and extensive documentation of the restoration can be found at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6vzfw017d0zi0pw/AAAjBCMwEITGWNKwOWH6YzXva?dl=0
1959 Austin-Healey BN6 100-6 two-seater, finished in Ivory White with red interior. Chassis number BN6-L/3185, engine 26D-U-H/69269, body 2684.
According to its Heritage Trust Certificate, this Austin-Healey was completed at the Longbridge Austin-Healey works 12-15th September 1958 and later dispatched 22 September 1958 becoming one of 3237 cars exported to the US market. Factory equipment is listed as having disc wheels, heater, Dunlop Roadspeed tyres, laminated windscreen, miles-per-hour speedometer, less overdrive, less tonneau cover. Destination is noted as Hambro Trading Inc, Los Angeles, the then U.S. representative for importation and distribution of BMC vehicles.
The car remained in the US for some years until it was bought into Sweden by a Stockholm based Lawyer. The earliest registration noted here in Sweden was 1991 and we believe this to be the year the car arrived from the US. According to research commissioned by our client it is noted the car was renovated over a 3 year period around this time. During this renovation the car was re-painted in red and the interior re-upholstered in black. The car was clearly owned and cherished by an enthusiast as it is reported to have attended Austin Healey club meetings and even claimed a prize at one of these events.
The car appears to have remained with this lawyer for some 20 years, moving on to a new owner in Simrishamn 2011. The car stayed with this owner for 5 years before being acquired reputable classic car specialised Auto Classica, based in Ystad in the South of Sweden. Our client purchased the car from Auto Classica 2016-12-14.
After 3 years of ownership the decision was taken to undergo a bare shell restoration of the car and get it looking as it did when it rolled out of the factory 61 years earlier. This extensive project was entrusted to renowned Aston Martin and classic specialist Aston Hill, Stockholm. The team documented every stage of the restoration, taking over 300 photos from when the car arrived to when it rolled out the workshop 8 months later. All invoices are included in the sale, itemising every stage of the process and the parts required.
This beautiful little Austin-Healey is now concours-ready, all set for classic car tours or just as happy to ferry its new owners to their favoured eatery on a sunny Sunday. It is a joy to drive and experience, with the added peace of mind of it having been restored at one of Stockholm’s top restoration specialists which should give the new owner some years of enjoyment before any major work is again required.