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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Features: The Power of Pink

The SCCA's first female national champion is gone, but her pink Bugeye Sprite lives on.

Shop Work: Windup Sports Cars: Small Sizes Can Yield Big Fun

These little and supposedly underpowered sports cars--windup sports cars, some call them--not only offer great value, but they can be a lot of sports car fun both on the street and at the track.

Buyer's Guides: The Big Healey

Looking for something a bit fancier than an MG or Triumph? Austin-Healey has your answer.

Shop Work: What Are the Best Classic Cars?

Jay Leno and a Few Friends Sound Off on Their Personal Favorites

Shop Work: Cat's Cradle: Jaguar-Swapped Austin-Healey Sprite

Nestled cozily in this Sprite's engine bay, is a big Jaguar’s 3.8L heart.

Buyer's Guides: Window Shopper: Austin-Healey 3000

Plenty of torque for all your motoring needs.

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: Austin-Healey 3000

The Austin-Healey 3000, commonly known as the Big Healey, has become an icon of classic British motoring.

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: Austin-Healey Sprite and MG Midget

10 Don'ts for the Austin-Healey Sprite and MG Midget.

Features: Pretty in Pink: An Unlikely Austin-Healey Story

Don't be fooled by the unlikely livery: This one-off show car was also a Healey works racer.

Features: Touring Old Smoky

The Classic Motorsports Staff and Our Readers Tame Tail of the Dragon.

Features: The Motoring Ambassador of Pakistan

Healey enthusiast Moshin Ikram wants to change his country's image.

Features: What Is the Best Race Car of all Time?

With so many options from all forms of racing, which car deserves to be called the best of all time?

Features: Hotrod Healey: An Austin-Healey 3000 Rally Replica

This Austin Healey 3000 replica has classic style with a few modern tricks up its sleeve.

Buyer's Guides: Collecting Smalls: Tiny Cars Can Yield Big Thrills

Wonder if a small car can really be fun? Just ask any Mini owner.

Features: Rally-Ho: The Perfect Vintage Rally Car at Any Budget

No matter where you decide to travel, the right motorized companion can make the trip better.

Features: Roadster Romance

We Sample Eight Beauties From the Golden Age of Sports Cars

Buyer's Guides: Your First Race Car: 12 Excellent Vintage Vehicles for Beginners

Answering a Popular Question: What Is the Best Car for the Beginning Vintage Racer?

Features: Special Days In Put-In-Bay

About halfway between Toledo and Cleveland lies an oasis that bills itself as the Key West of the Midwest. Welcome to the tiny Lake Erie island community of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

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Austin-Healey Readers' Rides

Nov 14, 2009 by injuneer
1954 Austin-Healey 100 LM

1954 Austin Healey 100 with dealer-installed LM kit. fully restored by the current owner.

Jul 16, 2009 by steved033
Austin-Healey 100-6

Found in a Garage where it had sat for 40 years, I'm resurrecting this old Healey. I'll probably drive it with patina for the first year, then take it apart ...

May 06, 2010 by fodfather
1956 Austin-Healey 100-6

Early 100-6 Manufactured in Sept 56. Frame off restoration completed in 2007. Multiple prize winner.

Oct 23, 2017 by Randy_Forbes
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 two seater

purchased 4/1/1978 3000 engine w/45DCOE Webers; Kirk headers & Monza exhaust; MGC gearbox; articulated A-arm locating rear axle; Spax adj fr/Armstrong lvr arm rr shocks; twenty-eight (28) gallon alum fuel ...

Sep 04, 2011 by dougie
Austin-Healey 1965 3000 MKIII

Doug's restored '65 BJ8 finished in original British Racing Green.

Jan 22, 2011 by rdon
Austin-Healey 1966, 3000MKIII

1966 Austin Healey 3000MKIII Last of the 'Big Healey' models; production stopping in 1967 due to changes in federal regulations.

Aug 30, 2009 by 66healey
1966 Austin-Healey 3000

66 A/H 3000 purchased by my father in 67. He left it to me when he passed away, 100% original except for the tires, brake pads and paint. My parents ...

Mar 18, 2011 by mickd6
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III

Healey Blue over Old English White

Sep 09, 2011 by healey3000
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7

Frame off restoration completed in 2001. The Healey has a 5 speed transmission and 3.54 rear end. It is red with black coves and has a black factory hardtop. It ...

Oct 19, 2011 by 59bugeye
1959 Austin-Healey 59 Bugeye

1959 Bugeye. Bought for $1.00 off my great uncle back in 1996. Had all orginal rubber carpet, but had to be tore out. The car has all orginal chrome and ...

May 22, 2010 by jameshill
1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye

This is my next restoration project. I purchased the bugeye in 1986 and drove it for many years. Has been in storage now for about 10 years. Restoration is planned ...

Dec 24, 2010 by shane
1959 Austin-Healey bugeye

bought sept.2002......replaced all....did alot of ralleys...raced tr spitfire.1966 & 1969......should have ketp them????

Jul 24, 2010 by illinidan
2007 Austin-Healey Bugeye

If we're talking about garages, I needed one to put my cars in. Living IN Seattle, there isn't a lot of garage space and the early 1900s one car was ...

Mar 02, 2011 by NOHOME
1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye

This prime example of British Automotive Technology will a bit of fettling before it resumes it's proud prowling of the English byways.

Jul 22, 2011 by thesnibborddot
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

Dad's H-Production race car early 1970's

Feb 04, 2011 by DaveStrickler
1961 Austin-Healey Mk 1 Bugeye

2007-2010 ground up restoration. 1275 e/w Datsun 210/Rivergate 5 speed. Front disc brakes.

May 14, 2010 by franks97
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite

1967 Vintage Racer. Ten seasons of vintage racing on the West coast from Mission Canada to Laguna Seca. Check out the vintage page at:

May 14, 2010 by Larry Smith
1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

Under Restoration

Nov 10, 2009 by joelgofer1
1968 Austin-Healey sprite

under recon. some rust but purrs like a kitten and has had most of the suspension already done

Aug 15, 2010 by tomvlasak
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The is Evelyns HP racer. Evelyn has been going to the races for over 40 years and decided to try racing in '10 with a drivers school and 2 regionals. ...

Aug 04, 2011 by rrengineer
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

1275 with Datsun 5 speed

Aug 10, 2011 by sprite_driver28
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

About to begin restoration.

Jul 22, 2011 by schimmelman
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV

Convertible with modified Body and Interior, plus numerous improvements mechanically, including power brakes. All body work, mechanical, interior, and paint have been done exclusively by current owner.

Austin-Healey Ran When Parked

Found a Austin-Healey in Manchester, AL on March 31, 2008

Some people in town informed us, when seeing our Triumph driving around, that there was a Healey in nearby Manchester, Alabama. We paid a visit to Harley and this is what we saw. He …

Found a Austin-Healey in Midland, nc on July 13, 2009

Not sure of year, but this Austin Healey “bug-eye” has been sitting in a shed for 15+ years. Prior to that it was in a shop for several years. Owner is looking to sell. …

Found a Austin-Healey in Chambersburg, PA on Sept. 9, 2009

This Healey was spotted by my wife (I was busy driving?) while touring back roads outside of Chambersburg, PA

Found a Austin-Healey in Jackson, MS on Sept. 16, 2009

Austin Healey found behind building in Jackson, MS. Don’t know if this one actually ran when parked…

Found a Austin-Healey in Langley , BC on April 6, 2010

late 50’s Bugeye that has been here in Langley BC Storage lot for at least 10 years. It has been slowly disolving each year .

Found a Austin-Healey in Annapolis, MD on May 22, 2010

Well cared for Austin Healey 3000 in its owner’s driveway.

Found a Austin-Healey in Shelbyville, Ky on July 4, 2010

A Bugeye Sprite that doesn’t really look in too bad a shape. This car was PARKED & POTTED outside a body shop. You’d think they would know better!

Found a Austin-Healey in Shelbyville, Ky on July 4, 2010

More on the PARKED AND POTTED Bugeye

Found a Austin-Healey, MG in Roswell, GA on June 7, 2011

This is a 1959 AH Bugeye. It was running when it was parked 20 years ago. Since then it has served as home for several cats and a family of rats… after the cats …

Found a Austin-Healey in Cayuga Lake, NY on Aug. 17, 2011

This old bug-eye Sprite will be restored, “some day” according to the owner at a winery on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes of New York State.

Found a Austin-Healey in Cayuga Lake , NY on Aug. 17, 2011

There could be enough parts back there to help this Sprite get on the road some day.

Found a Austin-Healey, MG in York, PA on Nov. 23, 2011

In York, PA, a fearless and intrepid group of British Car Enthusiasts meet an keep their autos on the road. Over the years they have collected some donor cars as seen here. And trust …

Found a Austin-Healey in York, PA on Nov. 23, 2011

Peaking and grinning, these Bug Eye or Frog Eye Sprite front clips await a new life.

Found a Austin-Healey in Carbondale, CO on Jan. 5, 2013

Spotted this Healey 3000 “backyard find” when driving through my Carbondale, CO neighborhood. Had resided in it’s yard there for 5+ years. Little rust due to dry climate, floors cut out but looks complete. …

Found a Austin-Healey in Prospect, Ky on April 26, 2013

Spyker C8 & Healey 3000 at the 2012 Mission Driven Car Show.

Found a Austin-Healey in Prospect, Ky on April 26, 2013

Spyker C8 & Healey 3000 at the 2012 Mission Driven Car Show.

Found a Austin-Healey in Conway, Ar on July 25, 2016

This Bugeye is parked in a ‘sports car’ salvage yard outside of Conway, Arkansas. Looks like it at least has transmission, and perhaps engine. Interior is one folding chair…

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