’57 Austin Healey 100-6

Austin Healy was a joint venture between the Austin division of BMC (British Motor Corporation) and Donald Healy Motor Company a well known manufacturer of sports cars. The car featured here was one of the “Big Healeys” the others being its predecessor the Austin Healey 100 and its successor the Austin Healey 3000. The engine used was a 161 ci (2.6 litre) BMC C-Series producing 102 Hp in 1957 increased to 117 Hp. With the more powerful engine this Healey was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 10.7 seconds and carrying onto a top speed of 103 mph.

Here are a few additional phtos of this car supplied by a previous owner now living in New Zealand who restored and raced the car during the eighties driving it all over Europe including France, Italy and Spain