The classic Austin-Healey 100 began life as the Healey Hundred, a sports car built from salvage from the unsuccessful Austin A90 Atlantic, a car that Austin hoped would conquer America. The healey Hundred was a single car that was launched at the 1952 London Motor Show and so impressed was the managing director of Austin that he struck up a partnership that enabled the car to be mass produced. The Austin-Healey 100 was born.
The '100' was a nod to the car's ability to hit 100mph, something of a major milestone for production cars of the time.
This infographic celebrates this amazing and affordable British sports car which went a long way to make these vehicles accessible to the masses. The car is beautiful to look at and a joy to drive on the track. 14,634 Austin Healey 100s were produced with later models changing the shape of the bodywork and increasing the size of the engine.
The car was produced between 1953-1956 at Longbridge, West Bromwich and the car evolved over the years with the final version being the Austin-Healey 3000 MK III which continued to be produced until 1968.
You can drive this icon of british motorsport at venues up and down the country and please feel free to share this infographic.