By: Graham Robson .
Born in 1952, the Austin-Healey 100 soon took the UK and US markets by storm. A beautiful, brutish car, it was what many sporting motorists had been waiting for, and at a relatively affordable price. Following the 100 was the 3000 – a car as successful on the rally stage as it was loved on the open road, and the Sprite – which recreated the market for the cheap ‘everyman’s’ sports car. Graham Robson, an authority on the British motor industry, presents a concise history of Austin-Healey, and the marque’s success on road and track.
Illustrated throughout, it is an ideal introduction for all lovers of this quintessentially British sports car.
- Ancestors and ‘Warwick Healeys’
- Austin and Healey: the Grand Alliance
- 100-six and 3000: the Classic ‘Big Healey’
- Sprite: the Sports Car for Everyone
- Racing, Rallying and Record Breaking
- Jensen-Healey and Replicas
- Further Reading, Clubs and Places to Visit