The Big Healeys
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With their sleek and powerful looks, the big Austin-Healeys have always made an impression. In this revealing book, the author explores the development of the "Big" Healeys, as distinct from the smaller Austin-Healey Sprite. After Donald Healey’s sports car design impressed the managing director of Austin, Leonard Lord, at the 1952 London Motor Show, Healey was given the engineering back-up that he needed to produce the car in quantity. Teaming up with Jensen Motors to produce the bodywork, Austin provided the mechanical components at their Longbridge factory. The new car was known as the Austin-Healey 100, because it could achieve 100 mph. This book also follows the development of the Austin-Healey 100-Six and the Austin Healey 3000, describing both the technical developments and the achievements of the cars in competitions and as record-breakers.
John Nikas is the author of The British Sports Car Companion and Rule Britannia – When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation, which has been designated as the Chairman’s Selection for the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He has authored dozens of articles on automotive topics for various publications and was the 2011 Recipient of the Denise McCluggage Award. He currently serves as the Director of Communications for Moss Motors, which is the world’s oldest and largest supplier of British sports car parts, and is the Director for the British Sports Car Hall of Fame.