Budget Big Healey: 1958 Austin Healey 100-6

1958 Austin Healey 100 6 Side

There was a time when the Austin Healey 100 was a budget European sports car, but as more people saw how enjoyable they could be on a warm summer day, prices started sky rocketed. If you are willing to dig deep enough you can still find bargains though. We found this 1958 Austin Healey 100-6 here on eBay with a current bid of $9,100, no reserve, and only 4 hours left!

1958 Austin Healey 100 6 Interior

The interior in this big Healey is in good condition, but is missing a few small pieces. All the major pieces are there and most everything looks to be in great shape. Thankfully the seller has already purchased many of the small parts from Moss Motors and they just need installed.

1958 Austin Healey 100 6 Engine

There are a few differences between the early 100s and 100-6. The first difference was the addition of a back seat, which required the car to be a couple inches longer . The second and most important difference lied under the hood. Early BN1 and BN2 cars were powered by a 2.7 liter straight 4. When the BN4 and BN6 cars were introduced they were powered by a 2.6 liter straight 6, which upped horsepower slightly and made the cars more spirited to drive. We don’t know if this car runs, as the owner claims he’s never tried to start it. It looks clean though and if it is not seized it shouldnt take too much work to get it running again.

1958 Austin Healey 100 6 Rear Corner

This car is going to need some work, but with the current price of these Austin Healeys ranging anywhere from $18,000 to $22,000 for a rough runner, we feel that at its current price this car would be a great buy. It’s hard to say what this car will end going for, but we are hopeful it will stay low enough to be a great budget Healey.

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Comments

  1. His Royal Flatulence

    I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these with steel wheels and dog-dish hubcaps. I love it.

  2. Pete

    Wow – went for 10,600.00, and looks like only minimal work (besides getting it running) will make this an EXCELLENT runner ! I ran around in one of these in my youth, and even though it only seemed to start when it was out in the sun, it holds some great memories !

  3. gunningbar

    Nice driver!

  4. kman

    I remember driving a 3000 one and getting rubber in 2nd/3rd gears. Much preferred the later models as I’d had it with side curtains and assembly of same. I love rag tops and drivig in any weather but sooner or later you have to button it up.
    As for a quick fix on this, Uh, Uh! That’s more than surface rust and what are the odds when the owner says he doesn’t know if the engine will run cuz he’s never tried. Coulda tried to put a torque wrench on it and see if it turns. That would be a big help. But a crate chevy 8 would lose 60 lbs of front end weight and REALLY give you some fun. That’s after you replace the rusted out brakes of course. Yada, yada, yada. Nope no easy quick fixes on these stick in the muds.

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