Austin-Healey 100 & 100/6 Gold Portfolio 1952 - 1959

1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

by R.M. Clarke

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Donald Healey began building cars in 1946 and at the 1952 Motor Show he exhibited the prototype Healey 100. Because an A90 engine was used BMC decided to incorporate the model and by the spring of 1953 it became the Austin-Healey 100.

In the following six years more than 29,000 were build. A four-speed gearbox came in 1955 and a six-cylinder engine in 1956. The 100/6 was a little larger and allowed for 2+2 seating. Production of a pure two-seater returned in 1958. The rarest of the models are the 100S of 1955 and the 100M of 1955-6, both being tuned versions.

Austin-Healey 100 & 100/6 Gold Portfolio 1952 - 1959 is a collection of road tests, model introductions, specification and technical data, and driving impressions. Also covers the record breaking and buying an Austin-Healey today.

Models covered are 100, 100/4, 100/6, 100/S, 100/M.

General information on Brooklands Books

Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The Gold Portfolio series have 172 - 180 pages with approximately 300 illustrations.

product details

  • Publisher: Brooklands Books Ltd (UK)
  • ISBN: 1855200481 (1-855-20048-1)
  • ISBN-13: 9781855200487 (978-1-855-20048-7)
  • Format: Soft Bound, 180 pages
  • Date Published: 09-1990


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