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Austin Healey 100-Six

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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Jul 15, 2014
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Price:
US $1,000,000.00
Approximately C $1,127,450.37(including shipping)
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Wylie, Texas, United States
 
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Condition:

Used

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): BN62260
Year:

1958

Transmission:

Manual

Make:

Austin Healey

Body Type:

Convertible

Mileage:

39,121

Warranty:

Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

Sub Model:

100-Six

Vehicle Title:

Clear

Exterior Color:

White

Options:

Leather Seats

Interior Color:

Tan

Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Number of Cylinders:

6

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  • 1958 100-Six Goldie Roadster Collectors Antique
    Year: 1958 Make: Austin Healey Model: All Models
    VIN: BN62260 Stock Number: n62260 Mileage: 39121
    Transmission: Manual Engine: 6 Cylinder Exterior Color: White
    Interior Color: Tan Title: Clear  
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    Options
    Interior
    Leather Upholstery
    Front Bucket Seats
    Leather seats

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    Collins Classics
    3101 W FM 544
    Wylie, TX 75098


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    Description

    Chassis No: BN62260

     

     

    *The One and Only 1958 Earls
    Court Motor Show and Daily Express Contest Car

                 *Distinctively
    and Luxuriously Appointed Throughout, Simply Stunning

                 *Restored by
    Marque Experts Healey Surgeons and Well-Preserved

     

         1958 Austin-Healey
    100-Six “Goldie” Roadster

     

     

    Purpose-built to create
    excitement on the Austin-Healey stand at the October 1958 London
    Motor Show at Earls Court, this amazing Austin-Healey l00-Six
    upstaged Britain's  'Big Five'  / automakers as the unqualified hit
    of the event.  Today, it remains the most famous example of one of
    the definitive British sports cars of the 1950's and 1960's.

       Featuring audacious
    gold-plated bright work, kid leather and mink upholstery, and real
    ivory controls, this stunning car was conceived by Ken Gregory,
    Donald Healey's personal public-relations manager. As a successful
    racer, team owner, and former personal manager of none other than
    Stirling Moss, Mr. Gregory clearly understood that something very
    special was required at Earls Court to continue captivating Britain's
    motor journalist and enthusiasts, despite Healey's limited marketing
    resources. 

       While Gregory sold Donald
    Healey on the promotional value of a radically outfitted 100-Six to
    dominate the floor traffic at Earls Court, Healey quickly
    reconsidered due to the projected costs.  Undeterred, Gregory
    persisted and finally obtained Healey's approval, provided a buyer
    would commit to purchase the car at a fixed price. Following a
    meeting in a Fleet Street pub with Daily Express motoring
    correspondent Basil Cardew, who conveyed the proposal to his Editor
    Tom Blackburn, the newspaper agreed to purchase the show car from
    Austin-Healey and award it as the grand prize in a contest.

       With precious little time,
    a regular-production 100Six (model BN6, Two-seat) Roadster was
    plucked from the Austin-Healey assembly line and prepared in secret
    after regular working hours to maximize impact. While essentially
    stock mechanically, Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes were fitted, making
    this 100-Six the only non-racing Healey so equipped. Brake servos
    were also fitted, which were not to become standard until 1964. A
    special ivory paint finish was applied, and all brightwork was plated
    in 24-karat gold,”...right down to the tiniest trimming washers and
    screws: the wire wheels, disc brakes, bumpers and instruments were
    give the same treatment,” as Gregory later recalled in his
    autobiography.

       The cockpit was similarly
    flamboyant, with the seats, dashboard, inner doors, and side panels
    all trimmed in reversed champagne kid leather by Connolly. Luxurious
    Champagne Diadem Mink by London furrier Lorna Doon Snow adorned the
    inserts and back squabs of the bucket seats. Genuine Ivory replaced
    the normal plastic interior parts and control knobs, and the factory
    steering wheel was replaced by one beautifully fashioned from
    intricately joined sections of Ivory. Appropriately rounding out the
    incredible package, the Austin-Healey even included a gold-plated
    ignition key and key ring, complete with a solid-gold scale replica
    of the car itself!

       Valued at approximately
    ?4,000
    nearly four times the price of a regular-production 100-Six, the
    Earls Court Motor Show car was dubbed “the most flirtatious car in
    the Motor Show” by the Daily Express. Once unveiled, the special
    Healey achieved its objective and took Earls Court by storm. A steady
    stream of press reports and excitement around the Daily Express'
    “Super Austin-Healey” contest, in addition to hordes of
    onlookers, provided a massive public relation coup for Healey that
    normal advertising techniques never could.

       The Daily Express contest
    winner sold the car almost immediately. Records on file in an
    extensive scrapbook confirm the very special 100-Six was first
    road-registered on February 25, 1959. Accounts of the car's early
    owners vary depending upon the source, but documented ownership
    history pocks up again from 1969, with the car passing through a
    number of owners until 1983, when the car was finally rescued and
    purchased, sight unseen, after lengthy discussions and with the help
    of a friend, by the highly respected marque experts Bruce and Inan
    Phillips of Healey Surgeons, Soon after receiving the car, the
    Phillips were enthusiastically encouraged to restore it for the
    annual Healey Club show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Accordingly,
    the Phillips commenced a show-quality restoration of the car to its
    original glory, with the Healey completed in 1986.

       In addition to extensive
    metalwork, the restoration included complete and accurate
    reproduction of the lavish kid leather and mink interior by Dundas,
    Ontario's Martin J. MacGregor Coach trimming. The bumpers and larger
    pieces of bright work including the windshield were sent to England
    for replating, and the wire-spoke wheels were custom-made for the car
    by Dayton. The interior's ivory pieces remain original, including the
    irreplaceable steering wheel. For driving ease, a correct overdrive
    unit was installed during the restoration, with the associated
    electronics neatly tucked underneath the dash.

       During the restoration, an
    interesting detail emerged. As recently related by Inan Phillips,
    some chassis work was evidently performed when the car was prepared
    for Earls Court for Primarily cosmetic reasons. The unintended but
    welcome consequence was a noticeably stiffer chassis, resulting in
    the car's uncanny smoothness and solidity noted during an early
    post-restoration test drive. Unlike most restored cars, the ornate
    100-Six was driven to numerous shows by the Phillips family. During
    one memorable test drive, the car was opened up and clocked at 120
    MPH, with plenty more in reserve. As Inan Philips stated, the 100-Six
    was “one fantastic running and driving car...the smoothest driving
    Healey we've ever owned.”

       During the Phillips tenure,
    several articles were published, including a number by Inan Phillips
    for the Austin-Healey Club newsletter and an article by John Matras
    for Autoweek. Healey enthusiasts were captivated by the resurrection
    of the car, which by this time Mrs. Phillips had nicknamed “Goldie”
    and fittingly, Donald Healey saw the car following the restoration.
    Next, the famous 100-Six was displayed at numerous annual Healey
    gathering in the U.S. and Canada. Eventually. “Goldie”

    was sold by by Bruce and Inan
    Phillips to the current owner through a mutual friend.

       Under the current
    caretaker, “Goldie: was displayed at the prestigious 2012 Concourse
    d'Elegance of Texas, with impressive pre-show preparation completed
    by Jeff Snyder and the staff of Jeff's Resurrections, the noted
    restorers located in Taylor, Texas. Work included a respray of the
    lower engine compartment and cleaning, detailing, and repainting of
    the suspension and undercarriage. Later on, “Goldie was featured in
    Dallas at the Texas Museum of Automotive History's Inaugural Art Deco
    Gala.

       Immortalized in scale-model
    from and simply captivating today, the offering of “Goldie” for
    the first time here on ebay represents a singular opportunity.

       Donald Healey created many remarkable automobiles, but none as instantly recognizable and capturing as “Goldie.” It is the only non-racing Healey with four-wheel full disc Brakes. It is the only Healey exclusively fitted with such unique interior appointments. It is the only Healey to dominate the Press in its unveiling. It is the only Healey to garner it represents an era of intimate creativity. A stunning show car with fascinating history and a beautifully enduring restoration, “Goldie” remains simply the most desirable Austin-Healey. Please take the time to view all of the stunning pictures and documentation we have posted on this incredibly significant sports car, it will be an incredible asset and show piece for the next collection, it is magnificent. Worldwide shipping is available, chassis No:BN62260

    $1,000,000.00

    This is truly a work of art!

    Sold AS IS no warranty, all sales final. Payment due within 72 hours of auctions end.

     

      If you have any questions about this or any of my other auctions please feel free to contact me via e-mail or you can call me at 972 442 6189 x226. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.


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    This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
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    Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 5 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding.

    Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for `auto shippers`.

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    Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay, and negative feedback will be posted.

    PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET, WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.

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    Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 5 days of Auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing, your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for `auto shippers`. If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to Ebay, and negative feedback posted. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET, WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION. 1. Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please do not bid if you're not seriously interested or financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User Agreement 2. Collins Brothers reserves the right to, a. Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. b. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion, or end the auction early if necessary. 3. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. 4. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" a. If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: „X You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. b. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: „X You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. 5. Funds & Financing: a. For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please email or phone Dennis at (972) 442-6189 ex 226 prior to bidding. 6. Buyers Inspection: Collins Brothers has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Collins Brothers welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. 7. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturers warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available email or phone Dennis at (972) 442-6189 ex 226 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. 8. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. 9. Title Information: Vehicles titles may be held by banks or lenders as collateral for loans. In many cases there is a delay in receiving the original instruments up to 21 days from the time we pay a vehicle off. While we usually have all titles in our possession at closing, there are occasions where we may be waiting for them to arrive. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. 10. Shipping & Delivery: a. All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Collins Brothers will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage! b. Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3,000,000.00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our facility. All shipping arrangements are provided by Collins Brothers as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not with Collins Brothers. c. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier, but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure. 11. Finalizing your Purchase: a. Collins Brothers will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. b. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Dennis at Collins Bothers by e-mail or phone (972) 442-6189 ex 226 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days, we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer. c. In order to secure bid on vehicle, Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of 10% by major credit card, cash or bank certified funds. Within 72 hours of bid closing, Buyer must send balance of funds by wire transfer, cash, bank certified funds to Seller. d. At time of sending initial deposit, Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore, before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer, all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller.
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    Welcome to Collins Brothers We've been in the Jeep business since 1984 and do much more than sell jeep parts and accessories. We have a full line of used jeeps for sale at our Wylie Texas location. Collins Brothers takes pride in the restoration of older jeep vehicles.


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