Considered by many to be a step up in terms of the great British Classic sports car the Classic Austin Healey is a fantastic car whatever form it may come in.
The cars began with a joint venture between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of MBC and the Healey Motor Company. With cars produced from 1953 to 1972 there are many to choose from. Maybe a small Frog Eye Sprite or the “Big Healey” the 100-6 or later 3000.
These big Healeys are the most popular and can demand some big prices.
Here are some fantastic experts from an article written by Rob Ransom
2009 saw the anniversary of the introduction in June 1959 of what has become regarded as the archetypal hairy-chested British sports car, the Austin-Healey 3000. In this article Rob looks at the history of its development.
To understand why the ‘Big Healey’ is so fondly regarded by owners and motoring enthusiasts of all ages we have to look back at the history of its development which begins with the introduction of what was at the time the Healey 100 at the 1952 London Motor Show, an event that has gone down in Healey folklore, and also to look at its creator, Donald Healey.
A Real Flying Big Healy
Donald Healey (almost universally known as DMH) was known as a rally driver pre WWII having successfully competed in many rallies including the Monte Carlo Rally which he won in 1931. He had worked for Triumph developing the straight-eight Dolomite and for Humbers during the war on military vehicles.
Through the war years he held a dream of building a roadster to directly compete with the pre-war 2-litre BMW 328 and in 1946 he set up the Donald Healey Motor Company introducing in 1948 what was then fastest production car in the world.
We have had a look around for some of the best examples for sale at the moment to get your juices flowing should you be considering one of these fantastic cars.
AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK 3 LHD COMPETITION-STREET
One of the last 500 built BJ-8 Phase 2 Competition Street completely restored by the world wide recognized Healey Pope Peter Kuprianoff(Member of British Team Healey)+Co-Driver of Walter Röhrl(best Rallye Driver of all times)…and in the business for over 40 years,now !
This is one of only 8 LHD Healeys built worldwide with the straight,long inlet manifolds on WEBERs producing over 230 DIN-PS.
The best straight chassis and bodywork – second to none !
Complete new everything (interior black leather,carpets,hood etc.)
KONI Suspension front and rear
Look on the door gaps ! The body lines ! The finish ! Sadly, you cannot hear it.
The sound thru the side pipes makes goosenipples !
The power,the roadholding,braking under any circumstances is more than perfect for such a car – and : IT IS A REAL BRUTAL BEAUTY !!!
THIS CAR IS AWESOME IN EVERY ASPECT !
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