Austin Healey

Barn Finds Group Buy? 12-Car British Barn Find!

Many years ago, I purchased a wonderful Standard Vanguard Sportsman from Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can see me autocrossing it here (!). The thing I noticed the most about Arizona classic cars while I was there was how rust-free… more»

BF Auction: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

UPDATE – Photos of the spare parts have been added to the listing. Not mentioned in the listing, but included with the car is an exhaust header, oil cooler kit, set of vintage air cleaners, the original steering wheel,… more»

BF Auction: 1958 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

Britain entered what became known as the “Age of Austerity” following World War II, with many items we now take for granted strictly rationed. One of these was fuel, with rationing finally ending in 1950. The country’s economy was… more»

Stored for 30 Years: 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2

This 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 recently emerged after more than three decades in storage. Its history is unclear, although its complete nature and lack of significant rust make it a prime candidate for restoration. The 100-4 follows the lead… more»

Single Family 51 Years: Austin Healey 3000 MKII

In some circles, the big Healeys – like the 3000 – were sometimes referred to as “poor man’s Jaguars” as they weren’t as expensive to own. The Mark II BJ7 as a 2+2 sports car was in production from… more»

Low Mile Bugeye: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

When Austin-Healey introduced the Sprite back in 1958, the moniker of Bugeye was not in any way official terminology related to the roadster.  But not long after these cars made their debut, that’s what enthusiasts affectionately started calling them,… more»

Long-Stored Project: 1956 Austin Healey 100/4

+ In the early 1950s, the Donald Healey Motor Company was producing four models, all of them large-ish cars, and all of them expensive. After a trip to the US in 1951, Healey concluded that a market gap existed… more»

Package Deal: Austin-Healey 3000 Project Cars

Another prize in the “brevity” category goes to this ad on craigslist for a flock of Austin-Healeys. The listing promises one and a half Healey 3000s for $16,500 but then mentions two Bug Eyes and a few more Healeys,… more»

20 Classic Cars – Variety of Makes and Models

Here’s another of those situations where a seller has a variety of cars to sell, in this case, the oldest one is from 1927, and the newest is 2000. You pick the make and there’s a chance it’s in… more»

Barn Find MKIII: 1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8

None of us have a crystal ball, but we can all say with some degree of certainty that we may leave this earth with some projects left unfinished. That’s basically the essence of estate sales like these, which shine… more»

Assembly Required: 1964 Austin Healey 3000

The seller’s father started restoring this ’64 Austin Healey, having taken it apart and reworked the body when he passed away. Unfortunately, the engine was lost in the process though the rest of the British sports car may be… more»

Endless Possibilities: 1962 Austin Healy 3000

Sometimes we feature collectible cars that are rare and desirable, but just too far gone to save.  The good news is that technology is progressing to a point that these considerations may end up a thing of the past. … more»

Tidy Driver: 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV

With winter fast approaching, now would seem to be the least logical time to buy a classic British sports car. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Those colder months allow a new owner time to partake in… more»

Spridget Project: 1964 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was a small open sports car built in the UK from 1958 to 1971. It was produced at MG’s factory who added their badged version of the auto in 1961 called the MG Midget. Together, they… more»

British Charmer: 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

The Bugeye Sprite sprang onto the scene in 1958, to fill a niche formed as sports cars became ever heavier, more luxurious – and more expensive. The Sprite offered that sports car feeling again, in an economical package that… more»

Parked for 20 Years: 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II

Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of our best-laid plans, which is the case with this 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II and its current owner. Various circumstances mean it is a restoration project that stalled… more»