Austin Healey

Low Mileage Driver: 1957 Austin Healey 100-6

The “Big Healeys,” the Austin Healey 100, 100-6, and 3000, have become a collective gold standard for small British sports cars. Designed by Donald Healey and produced with help from the Austin Motor Company, they all share a long… more»

Fast Finds

One Owner? 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

What constitutes a one-owner vehicle? Is it a car that was only kept and driven by a single person, or one that after a long time may have passed into another set of hands but otherwise remained undriven and… more»

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Barn Find Success Story!

One of the best parts of running this site is hearing from readers about their Barn Finds success stories! We started this site to help save classic cars, so hearing that we helped rescue one, even in some small… more»

Frogeye Find: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Back in 1958, the Austin-Healey Sprite was rolled out as a small, low-budget, British-made roadster. It earned the nickname “frogeye” in the UK for its headlights positioned on top of the hood, inboard of the front wings. In the… more»

No Reserve Roadster: 1963 Austin-Healey 3000

This Austin-Healey recently came of storage to be “recommissioned” after some 30 years of hibernation. The seller has retired and been working at reducing the last of his collection. The Austin-Healey 3000 was more civilized than some of its… more»

Bug-Eye in the Barn: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was introduced in 1958 as a small, low-cost, British open sports car that “a chap could keep in his bike shed.” It’s best known for its headlights which were mounted on top of the hood, inboard… more»

Forest Find: 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6

Hope springs eternal in the human breast, they say. We all like to think the pile of rusting junk we have in the Lower 40 is a potential goldmine. But the idea that this collection of metal oxide, which… more»

The One To Buy! 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Survivor

Who doesn’t love the cheeky little Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite? The problem now is finding a good one. Bugeyes were so inexpensive, even when new, that most have been used up, scrapped, modified beyond belief, or restored to the point… more»

Stored 25 Years: 1964 Austin Healey 3000

As a British sports car, the AH 3000 was built from 1959-67 and is perhaps the best known of the “big Healey” models. Its bodywork was done by Jensen Motors and the cars were assembled at British Motor Corporation’s… more»

Estate Sale Find: 1958 Austin Healy 100-6

While I find many different types of cars and trucks to be attractive, few ever strike me as being as just downright pretty as an Austin-Healey roadster. But it wasn’t until I heard one under heavy throttle that I… more»

Estate Sale Find: 1965 Austin Healey MkIII BJ8

This Big Healey has apparently led the good life, living in Los Gatos, CA, the current owner enjoying her for 20 years with only one other owner since new.  It’s a splendid 1965 sports convertible, Ice Blue Metallic and… more»

Barn Find Bugeye: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Sometimes, the listing for a particular car is almost more interesting than the vehicle itself. In the case of this 1960 Austin Healey Sprite, otherwise known as a Bugeye, the background reveals numerous large barn structures, and the photos… more»

Some Assembly Required: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000

I’m not sure what to make of this one, it’s supposed to be a 1965 Austin-Healy 3000 but it looks suspiciously like a pile o’ parts. The listing is not too descriptive either, as well as being a bit… more»

BF Classified: 30-Year-Stored Bugeye Sprite

Every once in a while, I get to write a post about a car that should sell to the first person that sees it with the available cash. This is one of those posts! This 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite has… more»

Big Healey Project: 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6

When you think of 1950s sports cars the American public were offered in 1957, you would tend to think of the 1957 Thunderbird or Chevrolet Corvette. While not as famous as its successor, this Austin-Healey 100-6 was another offering… more»

Engine Upgrade: 1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite is an early production example that looks like it has led a hard life. It could be a great project car, and the fresh motor that rests under the hood means that it should offer… more»