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Whether it is original Austin-Healey cars or Austin Haeley replica kit car, Austin-Healey sports cars are always one of the most sought-after classic cars in the automobile market today.

The British car maker Austin-Healey was established in 1952 when Austin did a deal with Donald Healey who was a renowned automotive engineer and designer. Austin-Healey is a car marque famous in making a range of cool sports cars since 1952 until 1972. Marking a 20-year success in British automobile history.

Austin-Healey 100

In 20 years cycle, there are three Austin-Healey models were produced. The first Austin-Healey car was introduced in 1953, the Austin-Healey 100. It is a two-door roadster sports car. The name “100” means the car is able to reach 100 mph, it is given by Donald Healey personally. The production of Austin-Healey 100 last until 1959.

Austin-Healey Sprite

In 1958, Austin-Healey introduced a small open sports car, the Austin-Healey Sprite. It was to target low-cost market and the car was selling at £669 at that time. Some Austin-Healey enthusiasts name the Sprite as Gold-fish due to its pop-out eye (headlamp) and cute body. The production of Austin-Healey Sprite ends in 1971.

Austin-Healey 3000

Austin-Healey 3000 is another famous sport cars built from 1959 to 1967. The name “3000” means a displacement of 3000cc engine fitted to the car. Austin-Healey 3000 is one of the most successful Austin-Healey cars which have won its class in many European rallies. This is also one of the reasons why there is still many people look for Austin-Healey 3000 for sale today.

List of Austin-Healey car models

Austin-Healey 100

  • 1953 – 1955 BN1 Austin-Healey 100
  • 1955 Austin-Healey 100S (Extremely limited production of aluminium bodied race-prepared cars)
  • 1955 – 1956 BN2 Austin-Healey 100M (Limited production high performance)
  • 1956 – 1957 BN2 Austin-Healey 100
  • 1956 – 1957 BN4 Austin-Healey 100-6 (2+2 seats)
  • 1957 – 1959 BN4 Austin-Healey 100-6 Change to 1 3/4″ SU Carbs (2+2 seats)
  • 1958 – 1959 BN6 Austin-Healey 100-6 6 Cylinder motor (2 seat)

Austin-Healey 3000

  • 1959 – 1961 BN7 Mark I (2 seat), BT7 Mark I (2+2 seats)
  • 1961 – 1962 BN7 Mark II (2 seat), BT7 Mark II (2+2 seats), BJ7 Mark II (2 seat)
  • 1962 – 1964 BJ7 Mark II (roll-up windows)
  • 1964 – 1967 BJ8 Mark III

Austin-Healey Sprite

  • 1958 – 1960 AN5 Mark I ‘Bugeye – US’ ‘Frogeye – UK’
  • After the Bugeye, the AH Sprite was a badge engineered twin to the MG Midget (hence the term ‘Spridget’). The MG was aimed slightly upmarket. See also MG Midget Models.
  • 1961 – 1964 AN6 – AN7 Mark II
  • 1964 – 1966 AN8 Mark III (roll-up windows)
  • 1966 – 1969 AN9 Mark IV
  • 1969 – 1971 AN10 Mark V (UK Only)

Austin-Healey Motor Company grew enormously from 1952 until 1972. The 20-year agreement between Austin and Healey came to an end, marking a very successful British sports cars brand in the history. Today, there are still many Austin-Healey car club formed around the world, do check out some of the clubs in UK, U.S. and Asia if you wish to buy a good condition or look for used Austin-Healey cars for sale.

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