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Austin-Healey

Overview

The Donald Healey Motor Company displayed a new prototype sportscar at the 1952 London Motorshow, this pretty car attracted the attentions of the mighty Austin Motor Company, the rest is history...

The Austin-Healey provided an instant contender for Austin to enter the ever growing UK sportscar market with, competing with rivals such as the Triumph TR2 and MGTF. Throughout the 50's Austin continued to develop the original concept as well as introducing a smaller car, the Sprite.

By the mid-60's BMC (Austin and Morris had merged in 1952 to form BMC shortly after the original deal with Donald Healey) had taken the decision to rationalise its range and so in 1968 the Austin-Healey name was dropped in favour of the more popular MG brand.

Models produced by Austin-Healey

100

100

1953-1956

100-6

100-6

1956-1959

100/4

100/4

1953-1956

100/4M

1955-1956

100/4S

100/4S

1954-1956

100S

100S

1954-1956

3000 Mk I

3000 Mk I

1959-1961

3000 Mk II

3000 Mk II

1961-1963

3000 Mk III

3000 Mk III

1964-1968

Sprite Mk II

Sprite Mk II

1961-1962

Sprite Mk III

Sprite Mk III

1964-1966

Sprite Mk IV

Sprite Mk IV

1966-1969

Sprite Mk V

Sprite Mk V

1969-1971