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1959 Austin-Healey 100-6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:09 PM







Top Speed: 104 MPH
0-60: 10.7 Seconds
Horsepower: 117 @ 4700 RPM
Torque: 142 @ 2400 RPM
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD

A significant redesign of the Austin-Healey 100 sports car that had signaled the start of the 20-year partnership between Austin and the Donald Healey Motor Company , the Austin Healey 100-6 first emerged from the British Motor Corporation's Longbridge production plant in 1956. The "Healey Six" was marginally longer than its predecessor in order to house two "jump seats" (which had been removed by the time this BN6-designated model was produced). It also forewent the 100's hinged windscreen as well as sporting a wider, lower front grille and a hood scoop. The reason for the scoop was its six-cylinder BMC C-Series engine, taken from an Austin Westminster. Developed by Morris engineers and tuned for the 100-6, within a year of the car's launch it was churning out 117 bhp, taking it from 0-60 mph in 10.7 seconds and to a top speed of over 100 mph. Having already broken a number of speed records before its launch, the 100-6 went on to represent its manufacturers with distinction on the track, grabbing a second-in-class at Sebring in 1957 and carrying off the Manufacturers Team Prize at the prestigious event a year later.

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