|2.6 - 6 100 Six||Colorado Red|
|Right Hand Drive|
|5 April 1957||United Kingdom|
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 September 2016.
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2016-09-23 13:53:45 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 9/16
Lot number 151
Sale Price Not Sold
Make & Model Austin-Healey 100/6
Registration YHY 7
Colour Colorado Red
Chassis No. BN4/38136
Engine No. 1C/38136
Documents V5C; Heritage Certificate
According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this matching numbers BN4 100/6 was built on 5th April 1957 as a UK RHD example, painted Colorado Red and trimmed in red. It was sold with a heater, laminated screen, wire wheels and an overdrive and was delivered to its first owner via Henlys in Bristol, registered YHY 7, a number which it retains to this day although bidders are advised that it is non-transferable.
It is understood that its first owner was a Mrs Agace, the wife of a wealthy businessman who had motor-trade connections and lived on the south coast. She kept the car right through until the late 1990s. During the last few years of her ownership, it had been maintained and cared for by a local Vintage car specialist who was also asked to regularly exercise the car. Unfortunately, when driving the car locally in 1999, his partner was involved in an accident which damaged the front nearside suspension. At this point it was agreed that it would be best for Mrs Agace to sell the car to the specialist (its current owner) who set about repairing the localised damage.
Fortunately the wheel and wishbone had taken the brunt of the impact and so other than a length of front chassis rail, there was little collateral damage. A new front rail was professionally fitted in place along with new suspension components which were all checked on a jig. The front wing was repaired, the vendor confirming that all outer panelwork on the car is original - a most unusual state of affairs on a Healey of this age. As this work was subject to an insurance claim, the car was classified as a Category D on the insurance register (the vehicle was repairable, but the repair costs were significant compared to the vehicle value and the insurer chose not to repair for economic reasons).
Since then it has seen only occasional use. The gearbox became a bit noisy so it was rebuilt with a NOS reverse gearwheel and a new clutch fitted simply because it was accessible. The most recent attention has seen two brand new front shock absorbers fitted, work that was completed within the last month or so. Given that the first long-term owner was known to the vendor, he sees no reason why the indicated 75,500 miles isn't correct.
This two owner 100/6, complete with attractive three letter, one digit number has remarkably straight and original bodywork, good paintwork, a smart black interior and looks excellent value at the suggested guide price. Great fun to drive and steadily rising in value over the last few years, these smooth and potent six-cylinder Healeys tick all the right boxes and offer a most attractive ownership prospect in the current market.
Amendment: Bidders are advised that the VIN on the V5C shows a chassis number BN4/38316, whereas the Heritage Certificate and Chassis Plate on the car show it as BN4/38136.
2016-09-30 18:18:51 | pauls writes: