Austin Healey

May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Austin Healey LogoBrief History About Austin Healy

British car manufacturer Austin Healey was founded in 1952. Sir Leonard Lord of Austin saw the Healey 100 at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show and with previous talks about using Austin engines for the car, Austin (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company came together to build the sleek stylish sports car in collaboration. This then gave Austin a sports car to compete against the likes of MG, Triumph and Jaguar.

Their cars were well priced against the competition and with great racing success, helped secure good sales. Several other cars followed the 100, including the Frogeyed Sprite and the 3000. Donald Healey left the company in 1968 ending production and the collaboration between Healey and Austin ended in 1972.

3000 MkI
3000 MkI 1959-1961

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3000 MkII 1961-1963

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3000 MkIII 1963-1967