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AUSTIN HEALEY FOR SALE

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

 

1967 Austin Healey MKIII for sale

1962 Austin Healey 300 SOLD

healey 1959 austin Healey 100-6 SOLD

1963 Austin Healey 3000 BJ 8 SOLD

1959 Austin Healey Sprite SOLD

1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite SOLD

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Austin Healey History

Donald Healey ran a small works company, producing only a small number of cars. Healey showed a car at the Earls Court motor show in 1952 called the 100. On seeing the general publics enthusiasm for the car, Austin thought fit to produce the car at Longbridge. This car later went on to be known as the Austin-Healey 100.

In 1958 the Sprite was released, the much-loved "Frog-Eyed-Sprite" Bug Eye in the USA, The headlights were originally intended to be retractable, but due to the costs involved the idea was shelved, and they were just bolted to the bonnet! A good job too, we think. Almost 40,000 were sold.

A more powerful version of the big Healey launched in 1959, the Austin-Healey 3000.

Although Austin-Healeys were built in Great Britain, they were designed to appeal to Americans-in fact, Austin-Healey exported 89 percent of their cars to the United States.

 

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