Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/21/22 11:49 a.m.
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What if someone built a tribute not to a specific car, but to a time period? That’s the general idea behind this V8-powered, 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6.

Commissioned by a “wealthy multiple sports car collector,” the 100-6 was tran…

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sir_mike
sir_mike Reader
6/21/22 4:10 p.m.

Well if it's a ''period correct build'' they didn't have the Tremec 5spd back then.

Don2001l
Don2001l New Reader
6/22/22 11:41 a.m.

Um, they might be using a pretty liberal amount of interpretation of a late 50's Hot rod...

Were they putting bigger engines in those cars "Back in the day" and matching them up with a transmission that was up to the job ?

Why go back to the stone ages ;) when you can get the current versions of those parts :)

What is a Perfect original #1 example worth ?

wzayante
wzayante New Reader
6/22/22 1:09 p.m.

Originally built for $800,000? Really? It's a nice car, but the owner who commissioned its creation was an incredibly poor project manager. Well executed, but there are many more interesting, useful and fun cars out there that you could get for the current asking price. 

Don2001l
Don2001l New Reader
6/22/22 2:58 p.m.

I was wondering how much It would cost to "Build" a custom one of today.

Is 100$/hour a resonable price for getting body / engine / mechanical work done ? That's 8000 hours !

dougie
dougie HalfDork
6/22/22 11:48 p.m.
wzayante said:

Originally built for $800,000? Really? It's a nice car, but the owner who commissioned its creation was an incredibly poor project manager. Well executed, but there are many more interesting, useful and fun cars out there that you could get for the current asking price. 

For sure....$800K way too much for this build.... Still using the stock chassis, come on, this is crazy money spent on a car that will feel and drive no better than the original 1957 car. 

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