Gold-plated, mink-upholstered Austin-Healey up for sale


Forget enormous spinning rims, diamond-encrusted badging and festival-spec sound systems, the modern day celebrity should look towards this 1958 Austin-Healey 100-Six for flamboyant inspiration.

Recently unearthed on, the rare Healey was originally created to provoke excitement for the Austin-Healey brand at the 1958 London motor show at Earls Court.

The brainchild of former Stirling Moss and Donald Healey publicity manager Ken Gregory, the audacious 100-Six features a special ivory paint finish, 24-carat gold plating on almost every conceivable metallic surface, bespoke champagne leather inside and mink upholstered seats.

The vehicle is now listed on by a Jeep specialist (of all people) and has been lovingly and painstakingly restored by Healey experts. The seller hopes to achieve in excess of $1 million for the extravagant car.

Originally valued at £4,000, the precious metal Healey was nearly four times the price of a normal 100-Six when it was first displayed at the Earls Court motor show.

According to the online listing, the Daily Express dubbed the vehicle, "the most flirtatious car in show," upon setting eyes on it.

There isn't much information on how a Jeep specialist from Texas got hold of the stunning vintage model but the listing does stress that, "the vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty, expressed written or implied."

So, if you're in the market for an extremely rare and lavishly specified collectible motor, follow this link and don't forget to check out the gallery below...

Gold-plated, mink-upholstered Austin-Healey

Gold-plated, mink-upholstered Austin-Healey