1959 Austin Healey #28 (1959)




1959 Austin Healey 100-6 is a two-seat roadster that was announced in late September 1956 and produced from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin-Healey 100, it was followed by the Austin-Healey 3000. Together, the three models have become known as the Big Healeys.
The 100-6 featured a 2 inch longer wheelbase than the 100, a more powerful straight-six engine in place of its slightly larger inline-four, and added two occasional seats. The body lines were slightly streamlined, a smaller, wider radiator grille placed lower, an air scoop was added to the bonnet, and the windscreen fixed.

This 1959 Austin Healey is possibly the most continually active and recognized Big Healey, vintage, race car in the United States. Always finding itself at or near the top of the race grid, #28 has logged over 100 race events at tracks that include Road America, Blackhawk Raceway, Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Raceway Park Midlands, Watkins Glen, Summit Point, Mosport Park, Mid-Ohio, Brainerd International Raceway, Indy Raceway Park, Circuit of the Americas as well as a number of hill climbs; all with vintage race bodies including Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association, Vintage Sports Car Racing, Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, Historic Sportscar Racing and a few other.

No component of this Healey has escaped attention as to how to make it faster and more reliable. A highlight of features include custom engineered cooling system, J.E. Pistons, DMD aluminum block (believed to be the only one racing in the United States), DMD aluminium head, triple Weber 45’s, MSD ignition system, Fuel Safe fuel cell and Holley fuel pump. More information, enhancements and modifications have been made and a full list is available upon request.
Also available for the new owner, over 25 spare parts, stock long and short blocks, stock O/D transmission and spare w55 to name a few, as well as extensive documentation dating back to 1997.
Awards, Trophies and print accolades not included in the sale.
Additional photos to come.

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  • Year: 1959
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Yellow

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