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‘Big’ 1957 Austin-Healey 100/6


Sometimes I see a deal on our site that is so good that I almost skip posting it, mainly because I am thinking about buying it myself.

The Pick of the Day is one of those deals, a classic sports car from the era of classic sports cars, a 1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The paint and chrome look to be in very good condition

The Austin-Healey 100/6 is a true classic “big Healey” sports car, which evolved into the 3000. These were the kind of cars that were raced in period, often driven to the track and then driven home afterwards. The 100/6 was the first to offer the classic Healey styling mixed with the bigger and more-powerful Austin inline-6 engine.

The ad contains numerous pictures of the exterior, the engine compartment, the interior and the underside of the car. The most important of those are the underside as a big Healey frame can rust under the body quite easily. This frame looks to be in good shape and the only thing we notice was a small trunk floor patch at the back of the car. It is adequate but I would personally want to get it done a bit better.

The correct black-leather interior has been fitted

The rest of the car looks great in British Racing Green with a correct black interior. The original color of this car according to the Heritage Certificate is blue but the green looks great on this car and suits it. Importantly the body panels look to have great fit and everything looks the way it should.

The instruments look to be original and unrestored but still in good shape. The steering wheel is covered by an old 1970’s style cover and most likely cracked underneath.

But the best thing about this 100/6 is the price. The seller is asking $42,950,and you would be hard pressed to find a better deal on any big Healey, let alone this terrific model.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


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