With its charming body shape and sporty performance, the Austin-Healey has long captured the hearts of British drivers and car fanatics worldwide. This History Channel special explores the Healey's history, including its successful introduction to America after WWII, and offers a glimpse of some killer restorations overseen by the top collectors.
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One of Britain's most popular sports cars, the Austin-Healey's quirky appearance and peppy performance has attracted car aficionados for more than half a century.
The Austin-Healey company began a new chapter in 1953 with the introduction of the "Big Healey," which aimed its headlights at America in hopes of generating income for post-war Britain. The plan worked: for every car sold at home, 17 were sold abroad. The launch of the even more powerful 3000 in 1959 pushed Austin-Healey sales to their all-time apex. THE AUSTIN-HEALY chronicles the comprehensive history of this legendary series of cars, including a detailed look inside magnificently restored classics.
From under-the-hood inspections to interviews with the men who drove the vehicles to worldwide racing glory, THE AUSTIN-HEALEY celebrates one of the most fabled cars in automotive history.