Telephone: 07715 424442
                    Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Email: info@HewittClassics.com
[> Looking to Sell or Value your Classic Car / Motorcycle?] [> Interesting Non-Classic vehicles for sale]
[> Classic Competition Cars / Motorcycles] [> Searching for a special classic? We can help]
Francais
Deutch
Espanol
Italiano
 
1956 LHD AUSTIN HEALEY 100-6 (V8 COBRA)
£37,500.00 GBP
INFORMATION ON THIS MODEL
INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE
MAKE:
AUSTIN HEALEY
MODEL:
100-6 WITH V8 COBRA RUNNING GEAR
BODY TYPE:
OPEN 2 SEATER
REGISTRATION NUMBER:
443YUK
DATE OF REGISTRATION:
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE:
COLOUR:
METALLIC BLUE / OLD ENGLISH WHITE
INTERIOR:
BLUE
ENGINE / CC:
V8 / 289 CU (4.74 L)
TRANSMISSION:
4 SPEED MANUAL
MILEAGE:
CHASSIS NUMBER:
ENGINE NUMBER:
STEERING:
L.H.D.
M.O.T.:
EXEMPT
   
PRICE:
£37,500.00 GBP
Converted in California some years a go, the then owner shipped the car to the south of France where his son was living at the time.

We purchased the vehicle and its only fault was heavy steering so we fitted a Dennis Welch steering box and column assembly which makes the car very pleasant to drive.

Complete with nice hood an tonneau cover.

This car is ready to drive and have a lot of fun in.


INFORMATION ON AUSTIN-HEALEY
Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker. The marque was established through a joint-venture arrangement, set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company, a renowned automotive engineering and design firm.
Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end. Donald Healey left the company in 1968 when British Motor Holdings (BMC had merged with Jaguar Cars in 1966 to form BMH) was merged into British Leyland. Healey joined Jensen Motors who had been making bodies for the "big Healeys" since their inception in 1952, and became their chairman in 1972.
The Austin-Healey 100-6 is a two-seat roadster that was produced by Austin Healey from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin Healey 100, it was followed by the Austin Healey 3000; together, the three models have become known as the Big Healeys
The 100-6 featured a 2 in (50.8 mm) longer wheelbase than the 100, a more powerful straight-six engine in place of its slightly larger inline-four, and added two occasional seats (which later became optional). The body lines were slightly streamlined, a smaller, wider radiator grille placed lower, an air scoop was added to the bonnet, and the windscreen fixed.
The 100-6 was produced in two model designators, the 2+2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and the 2-seat BN6 in 1958-9.

THE FORD V8

The V8 Ford Windsor motor family was introduced in 1962 as a successor to the Ford Y-block engine. The Windsor family evolved significantly during its 40-year history through technology, performance, and reliability enhancements. Engine displacement also increased from 221 cu in (3.6 L) up to 351 cu in (5.8 L) over the years. These motors were originally produced at Ford's Windsor, Ontario engine plant, hence the Windsor designation. From 1969, though, all Ford small blocks (i.e., Windsors) were produced in Cleveland, Ohio. The mid-sized 335 "Cleveland" V8, introduced in 1970, was intended to replace the larger of the Windsor models. The Windsor, however, ended up outliving its replacement.