Austin -Healey was a British car brand.
Born in Perranporth / Cornwall Briton Donald Mitchell Healey (1898-1988), called by his peers and DMH, wins his first race in 1928, the RAC Rally. 1931 follows the gain of the famous Monte Carlo Rally. After the 2nd World War, in 1945, founded the Donald Healey Healey Motor Company. After various development works ( Nash Healey, etc.) and wins in smaller races is the Healey 100, the star of British Motor Show in London's Earls Court This vehicle is powered by Donald Healey, both in performance ( 100 mph ) as well as in price between the already older MG T and the more modern Jaguar XK placed and aligned on the booming American Roadster market. BMC President Leonard Lord (1896-1967) is aware of Healey's new model; Lord Healey and agree on the eve of the public presentation of the Healey 100 (1952), a collaboration under the umbrella of BMC. The first 20 Austin -Healey be built in Warwick. In 1957, the production was moved to Abingdon. Serial production is set in 1967, due to stricter safety and emissions standards in the U.S.; production, but continues until 1972.
Donald Healey had when BMC ( British Motor Corporation) was taken over by British Leyland, already left the company in 1968.
After the rights to Austin for the purchase of the assets of MG Rover in July 2005 at the Nanjing Automobile Group (NAC ) were like this ( HAC) was in June 2007 with HFI Automotive as a developer of a new Austin Healey 3000 Healey Automotive Consultants as naming rights holder for Healey agree to revive the brands Healey and Austin Healey together. The development of the new Austin Healey 3000 was previously planned by HFI alone; However, the acquisition of the necessary rights foundered on the opposition of the NAC.
Fame of its innumerable Healey successes in racing and rallying, for which he was predestined by its design ( lightweight body, large, high-torque motor).
Much of the fame he gained through the rally driver Pat Moss, one of the first serious women in motorsport, sister of Stirling Moss and wife of Saab rally legend Erik Carlsson that the driven from their work truck with the nickname " The Pig " ( " The Pig " ) knew it. Reason for this designation is to be erratic driving behavior, especially by professionals only difficult to control inclination to break out of the rear. Many of the Healey already produced in small quantities found so her early demise, because the welfare use of the car requires an experienced and expert hand, a sensitive gas pedal and a trained " Popometer ".
Austin -Healey 100 (1955)
Austin -Healey 3000 Mk II Convertible ( 1962)
Austin -Healey Sprite Year 1964
Cabin and dashboard of an Austin -Healey 3000 MK I
Austin -Healey Sprite ( 1958)
Austin -Healey 3000
Austin -Healey 3000 MK I ( 1959)
- Austin -Healey BN1 (100 ), 1952-1953, 94 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN1 (100 ), 1953-1954, 4424 -built cars
- Austin -Healey BN1 (100 ), 1954-1955, 5348 -built cars
- Austin -Healey BN2 ( 100M / 100-4 ), 1956, 4748 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN4 ( 100six ), 1956-1957, 5541 -built cars
- Austin -Healey BN4 ( 100six ), 1957, 329 cars built
- Austin -Healey BN4 ( 100six ), 1958, 2794 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN4 ( 100six ), 1959, 1118 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN6 ( 100six ), 1958, 3821 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN6 ( 100six ), 1959, 329 cars built
- Austin -Healey BN7 (3000 Mk I ), 1959, 1691 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN7 (3000 Mk I ), 1960, 1085 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN7 (3000 Mk I ), 1961, 49 built cars
- Austin -Healey BN7 (3000 Mk II ), 1961, 214 cars built
- Austin -Healey BN7 (3000 Mk II ), 1962, 141 cars built
- Austin -Healey BT7 (3000 Mk I ), 1959, 4762 built cars
- Austin -Healey BT7 (3000 Mk I ), 1960, 5920 built cars
- Austin -Healey BT7 (3000 Mk I ), 1961, 143 cars built
- Austin -Healey BT7 (3000 Mk II ), 1961, 3155 built cars
- Austin -Healey BT7 (3000 Mk II ), 1962, 1941 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ7 ( Convertible Mk II ), 1962, 2581 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ7 ( Convertible Mk II ), 1963, 3532 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 1 / Mk III P1 ), 1963, 344 cars built
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 1 / Mk III P1 ), 1964, 1046 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 2 / Mk III P2 ), 1964, 3828 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 2 / Mk III P2 ), 1965, 3947 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 2 / Mk III P2 ), 1966, 5495 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 2 / Mk III P2 ), 1967, 3051 built cars
- Austin -Healey BJ8 (3000 Mark III Phase 2 / Mk III P2 ), 1968, 1 built car
- Austin -Healey JH ( Healey 4000 ), 1968
- Austin -Healey Sprite AN5 Mark I ' Frogeye ', 1958-1960
Has mostly with an engine of 948 cc or 1098 cc delivered. ( It had to be a certain height for export to the United States complied with ) Because of the headlight assembly and the grille became known as frog eye. A small successful roadster for pure enjoy on the road with a sound like the big boys.
- Austin -Healey Sprite AN6, Mark II, 1961-1964
- Austin -Healey Sprite AN8 Mark III, 1964-1966
- Austin -Healey Sprite AN9, Mark IV, 1966-1969
- Austin -Healey Sprite AN10, Mark V, 1969-1971
- The vehicle identification number and the body number are on metal plates that are attached to the right inner fender. Exceptions: In - BN1 models to September 1954, the chassis number is fixed in the driver's footwell.
- The engine number is stamped in BN1 and BN2 models on the right side of the engine block, on BN4 - BJ8 models, however, on the left side of the block.