Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat), 1956-58
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat) Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Austin Healey specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with plastic window. These tops are made for the Longbridge Austin Healy 100-6 roadsters.
  • Original Factory Material: British Everflex Vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: British Bison Vinyl (A Haartz substitute for Everflex)  and Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Installation: The top installation is within the capabilities of a handy meticulous restorer. To llocate an installer near you type "auto upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • About Fabrics: The original British Everflex Vinyl is a three layer topping as is Stayfast Canvas. The canvas has a rich canvas outer layer. British Bison is a two layer version of Everflex.
 

About This Top:
This top is made by Robbins and carries their 6 year factory warranty and 18 month labor allowance. Note that the top frame in this car slides on a rail.The top fits right and left hand drive cars. Please inquire on tops in other colors.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Longbridge Contvertible Top
For 4 seater cars manufactured at Longbridge plant
British Bison (Haartz leather graine) Vinyl with plastic window
Made by Robbins: 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.

 
For: 1956-58 Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat) Convertible Top
Color
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$373.00
B.)  Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Longbridge Contvertible Top
For 4 seater cars manufactured at Longbridge plant
Original British Everflex Vinyl with plastic window
Made by Robbins: 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.
For: 1956-58 Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat) Convertible Top
Color
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$523.00
C.) Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Longbridge Contvertible Top
For 4 seater cars manufactured at Longbridge plant
Haartz Stayfast Canvas with plastic window
Made by Robbins: 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.
For: 1956-58 Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat) Convertible Top
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$595.00
Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1956, 1957 and 1958


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

British Tenax Fastener-American Female, Chrome with Backing Plate, Set of 12

Needed to install some tops and convertible top boots.

$72.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$10.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95


Boots

Boots

Tenax Tool for tightening backing plate on Female Tenax Fasteners
$1.99
British Tenax Fastener-Female, Chrome with Backing Plate

Sold individually

Needed to install some tops and convertible top boots.

$9.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Wolfsteins Tonneau Cover Cleaner and Protectant Kit
$29.95


Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers

Austin Healey 3000 BT7/100-6 BN4 (4 Seater). British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover
Made by Robbins
Color
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$499.00
Austin Healey 3000 BT7/100-6 BN4 (4 Seater). Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover
Made by Robbins
Color
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$579.00
Austin Healey Original Configuration Tonneau Cover
Flexible Bison Vinyl
For: 3000 BT7, 100-6 BN4, and 1962 3000 BJ7
Original style with sleeves.
Flap folds back to studs at rear seat.
Made by Robbins
Color
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$299.00


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

The original topping for the 1957-58 Austin Healey 100-6 Long bridge Car Top (4 seat) was British Everflex vinyl. The frame slides on rail. Has 1 plastic window as original. We also offer two nice alternative fabrics.

About The fabrics:

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

British Everflex Vinyl: We are now pleased to offer the Original British Everflex Vinyl, this is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl, it has the same kind of texture but is less durable.

British Bison Vinyl is the most popular British roadster convertible top material. It is American made Haartz leather grain vinyl and is an imitation of the British Everflex vinyl top fabric. The British Bison Vinyl convertible top fabric is often referred to as 'crush grain'.

 

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Long Bridge Car Top (4 seat)) fit cars for years: 1956, 1957 and 1958.