|Founded in 1952|
|Country: United Kingdom|
|1 car included|
- "Rally driver and auto engineer Donald Healey formed the Donald Healey Motor Company after WWII. The Austin–Healey joint venture was born when the larger British Motor Corporation's Austin division agreed to produce the Healey 100. Healey had used Austin parts to build the prototype 100. The car earned its name because it could reach over 100 mph. It was a success, with variations being made from 1953–1959.
- There were also special racing versions of the 100, with accomplishments including: finishing 2nd in class at the 24 hours of Le Mans, winning their class at Sebring, setting records for endurance, and speed records at Bonneville.
- For 1959 the “Big Healey” got a larger 2912cc engine, promptin a name change to 3000. It was built until 1967. Competition use involved rallying, as well as races at famous tracks such as Le Mans, Sebring, and Bathurst.
- Launched as a lower priced model, the 1958 Sprite became known as the “Bugeye” or “Frogeye” due to distinctive protruding headlights. It was entered in various competitions by BMC, even winning its class at the 1958 Alpine Rally.
- After a 20 year run, Austin–Healey production ended in 1972. Donald Healey had left when Austin–Healey merged into British Leykand in 1968. He went on to be chairman of Jensen Motors in 1970, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame posthumously in 1996."