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£100,000 Austin-Healey Stolen

On Christmas Eve, no less.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: One-Owner Healey

This is one of the most pristine Austin-Healeys you'll find.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Big Healey

Today's classified spotlight shines on an Austin-Healey 3000 that could be a good deal.

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Austin-Healey Sprite

Looking for a clean, rust-free classic?

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Beautiful Bugeye

Leake Auction Company is selling this 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite this weekend.

Car Catcher: Big Healey on a Budget

Get more for less by choosing the four-seat version.

Live From Scottsdale: How About a Never-Raced Sprite Streamliner LeMans Coupe?

This 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Streamliner Le Mans Coupe seems to have missed its date with destiny.

The Year Was 1980: SCCA H Production Was All About Sprites, Sprites and Sprites

Look at all of those Bugeyes. And all of that red Georgia clay, too.

Car Catcher: Early Austin-Healey 100

Restored sometime in the 1990s, this 1954 Austin-Healy 100-4 is said to be capable of 100 mph.

Car Catcher: Single-Owner Austin-Healey 3000

What's the longest you've ever owned a car? What about owning the same car for 52 years? That's how long this 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 was owned by its original owner.

Car Catcher: Final-Production-Year Austin-Healey 100/6

This 1959 Austin-Healey 100/6 offered by British Sports Cars comes from the last year of the model's production.

Car Catcher: A Red-and-White-Over-Black Mk I Austin-Healey 3000

This 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 from Carlisle Auctions is an earlier Mk I example finished in a two-tone, red-and-white exterior over a black interior.

Car Catcher: A Largely Original Austin-Healey 3000 From the Final Year of Production

This Austin Healey 3000 is from the last year of production, and is reported to be a largely original example.

Car Catcher: A Red and White Mark I Austin-Healey 3000

An earlier example accompanied by a binder with documentation and receipts pertaining to the car’s restoration.

Car Catcher: Numbers-Matching Austin-Healey 100-6

Said to have been owned by its previous owner for 17 years.

Austin-Healey articles

Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

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

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: The 100/3000 Series

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: Jaguar-Swapped Austin-Healey Sprite

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

Features: The Power of Pink: Donna Mae's Austin-Healey

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

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.

Features: Mazda MX-5 vs Four "Basic Sports Cars" of 1968

How does a modern sports car like the Mazda MX-5 compare against four "basic sports cars" from 1968?

Features: After More Than 40 Years, a Stolen Austin-Healey Is Back Where It Belongs

One night in 1970, Bob Russel parked his Austin Healey 3000 on the street. The next morning, it was gone. It would be over 40 years before Russel would see it again.

Austin-Healey project cars

1960 Sprite

Restoring a Bugeye Sprite while converting it back from race car to street car. 

Austin-Healey Forum Topics

100-4 Healey
FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
Sprite Tranny conversion
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
What should I do to my 65 AH sprite?
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
35 Cars You Must Drive... Opinions/Throwdown
FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL
How To Decide?
Nismo Racing seat
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula
1964 Austin Healey (Right hand Drive) 3200$ obo
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
2 race suits starting at $1.00
2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20
FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone
Free '65 sprite in good condition... Eastern PA
Cute Korean Wallet
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
Best Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite deal we have seen in years
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
AH Bugeye Roller - Jacksonville CL
Looking for information and history
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
Quick IRS audit question
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Targa Newfoundland
Cheap seat sliders
Want a big Healey?
FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach
FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers
Future car culture?
MUST SELL: 1954 BN-1 A-H 100-4 Project Car
Austin Healey Sprite shell, GSXR1000 engine - $2200 OBO
Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Finding the right wheel fitment
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Happy Holidays Free stuff
FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork
Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...
All Models All Makes Car Show!
Sprite Vintage Racer Rebuild
FS: One man Kartlift stand
FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart
FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand
FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires
HARBOR FREIGHT COUPON For Haul Master 1195lb Capacity 4x8ft Foldable Trailer
FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,
FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
Spridget Race Parts
I am an enabler
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8
Austin Healy Sprite residue, SW Louisiana, $800
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
1960 Bugeye Value ?
Picked up a Bugeye Sprite yesterday
EV build - Austin 3000 clone
2021 Challenge.. Blind "bugeye", Riggamort
19XX Austin Healey Sprite NMNA
Another Cheap Bugeye
MGB & Spridget project/challenge cars/shells to sell cheap, which sub-forum?
FS:Nomex, Triumph, Barbie Healey, Sprite, MG, MINI items, Motorific, magazines in Port Charlotte, FL

Austin-Healey Readers' Rides

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 …

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

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

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 …

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 …

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:

Jul 16, 2009 by blackrabbit
Austin-Healey sprite

submitted for your approval... 1966 A/H sprite, I think im only the 3rd owner! 44k orig miles, zero rust, orig paint! fantastic patina. just needed a good polishing, tune and …

Jul 02, 2011 by snibborddot
Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite .

This is a pic of my Dad's RHD H-Production 1960 Bugeye Sprite . The pic is from 1972 taken either at Waterford Hills or IRP . Our tow truck was …

Mar 28, 2011 by 66healey
1966 Austin-Healey 3000

1966 Austin Healey 3000 mk3. Purchased used by my father in January 1967. All original except for the paint and carpet. I inherited it when my dad passed away, and …

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.

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 …

Jul 31, 2011 by wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The rustiest, Michigan State residing, Locked up, hinges not working, wrecked, almost gone example I could find. That way, zero guilt about cutting it up. Lifelong dream, starting to come …

May 04, 2011 by motomoron
1962 Austin-Healey Sprite MkII

I bought it as a comprehensively trashed ex-race car turned autocross heap. No interior, 1000 roll bar holes, rear wheel arches cut out and "flaired" w/ a sledgehammer. Significant body …

Aug 25, 2009 by jpayne
1965 Austin-Healey 3000

1965 Austin Healey 3000

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

Under Restoration

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.

Nov 02, 2009 by BUCKSHOT1
1960 Austin-Healey BUGEYE SPRITE


Oct 11, 2009 by Racerkat
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Red, slightly battered H Prod race car.

Apr 10, 2011 by roosterdaddy
1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

1965 sprite from California - too long in the making but getting closer.

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

Nov 01, 2009 by Tom_Vlasak
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Race car in HP or other vintage classes. This is actually the wife's car for Track Trials and hilclimbs.

Aug 28, 2011 by BUCKSHOT1
1960 Austin-Healey FROGEYE SPRITE


Nov 12, 2009 by bobcat63
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk. III

still under construction!

Nov 24, 2009 by digdug18
1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

In need of work, currently on jack stands at my parents house, and is in need of a front clip basically. Someone backed into it and those little cars don't …

Nov 07, 2010 by Superformance
1962 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7

Restored and updated. All original parts restored and retained

Mar 06, 2010 by thebigf
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite

Autocross and track car.

Feb 01, 2010 by jimmyjoe
1965 Austin-Healey Spridget

this is an honest to goodness spridget. Sprite RH front from a smashed '64, body from a 69 Midget cause it was rust free and drive train from a 72 …

Feb 28, 2010 by santanaonu
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk.3 BJ8 Phase 2

Major project awaiting its turn. This car is suffering from extreme rust and accident damage. In 1974, the BJ8 was sideswiped and after being deemed a total loss, parked outside …

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.

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 …

Aug 23, 2010 by Patton
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six

Currently in my garage. All stock

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????

Jan 29, 2011 by Supercoupe
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

My first foreign sports car from my college days circa 1974.

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 …

Jul 20, 2010 by spritedriver28
1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

In the process of restoration

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. …

Sep 02, 2010 by fisherrl
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk 1

current vintage racer CVAR Group 2 , #47

Sep 02, 2010 by fisherrl
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk 1

Former and future vintage racer. Formerly owned by Gregg & Stacy Rogers. This is the purple bugeye that got creamed by a Mustang in the CVAR driving school a few …

Sep 26, 2010 by uphillracer
1957 Austin-Healey 1006 /3000

Owned and raced over a period of some 25 years,,,this car has all the competition mods and was until recently also driven to and from Italy and Spain to Uk …

Aug 04, 2011 by rrengineer
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

1275 with Datsun 5 speed

Oct 08, 2010 by rrengineer
1956 Austin-Healey BN2

Under Restoration

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.

Nov 05, 2010 by spriteracer
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite

Vintage racecar

Aug 10, 2011 by sprite_driver28
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

About to begin restoration.

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.

Dec 04, 2010 by doak99
1962 Austin-Healey 3000

Ivory Color

Aug 21, 2011 by Littleredcar
1961 Austin-Healey MK1 Sprite

Fully restored "Frog Eye" All original Body, upgraded 1275 engine with Cooper S Head and front disc brakes. All upgrades are correct for the period of this car. Paint job …

Jan 29, 2011 by mswanger
1954 Austin-Healey 100-4

In the process of frame up restoration.

Feb 11, 2011 by NCtim
1957 Austin-Healey 100 6

Old pictures, bad quality. Sorry. Bought this car in a junkyard for $600 in 1976 in pieces and parts. Engine was locked up. That's me and my new bride saying …

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

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

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

Healey Blue over Old English White

Apr 12, 2011 by dougie
1957 Austin-Healey 100-SIX MM

'57 Austin-Healey 100-SIX Mille Miglia Vintage Racer

Sep 25, 2011 by dougie
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III

'65 Austin-Healey BJ8 -British Racing Green

Apr 07, 2011 by sprite59mc
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

Being refurbished

Jun 06, 2011 by 61bugsey
1961 Austin-Healey Mark 1 "Bugeye" Sprite

Ground-up restoration 2007-2010 1275, 5 spd,

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.

Dec 11, 2012 by SHANE
1959 Austin-Healey bugeye


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 …

Dec 20, 2011 by Randy_Forbes
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 two-seater BN6

I bought it in 1978 when I lived in San Francisco. Currently on 15 x 6 AC Cobra WW; 3.0 litre engine with internals mods and 3 X 45 DCOE, …

Feb 25, 2012 by replank
1960 Austin-Healey sprite

basket case, bought disassembled but complete

Apr 30, 2014 by Redline
1954 Austin-Healey BN-100, pre Le mans

Old, rusted, beat down, bad V8 trasnplant, needs lots of work

Jul 01, 2012 by wworks
1959 Austin-Healey MKI Sprite

Time warp car (mostly). It's had paint touch up back in the late 70's, still, most of the panels retain the original coat of paint. The interior is the same …

Sep 16, 2015 by etifosi
1959 Austin-Healey sprite

roller racecar patiently waiting for a cash infusion

Nov 22, 2012 by Bret Dodson
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7

This car has been in the family since the mid 1970s. It sat dormant for a number of decades and has been a fun project to get running. I've been …

Dec 18, 2012 by cardocgolden
1962 Austin-Healey BT7

Tricarb big Healey

Jan 13, 2013 by ChrisA094 (Forum Supporter)
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite

The infinite project car. Not sure if she'll ever be road worthy but she's quite fun to wrench on.

Feb 14, 2013 by JohnT
1957 Austin-Healey BN4

A 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 with all the rally goodies, upgraded witha 3000 engine.

Mar 22, 2013 by jamesdhill
1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

The Bugeye is currently undergoing restoration.

Mar 24, 2013 by CaptRandy
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite

1965/6 Sprite all original

Mar 25, 2013 by PghHealey
1956 Austin-Healey 100M

Factory spec 100M

Apr 06, 2013 by Woody
1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Replica

Red classic Roadster built kit car, 302ci, looking for open 8" ford rear end with 355 gears, to replace Single track.

Jun 18, 2017 by Dan Parris
1968 Austin-Healey Sprite vintage race car.

A project that stalled and went to a friend's garage.

May 15, 2013 by wirewheels
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite

Complete (can't bring myself to say 'finished') and a hoot to drive. This car has a grin factor!

May 27, 2013 by daltongarage
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

Race car since 1960

Jun 03, 2013 by seattleengr
1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

Modified 948cc engine with disc brakes on the front. Still assembling..

Jun 11, 2013 by mgfish
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

A 59 Bugeye Sprite that I have owned since 1965, it has bee of the road since 1967 but work has started again.

Oct 22, 2015 by NOHOME
1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye

Rescued from an oil spot on the parking spot

Aug 21, 2013 by alangj
1959 Austin-Healey 100-6

OE White/Red, BN4

Aug 29, 2013 by steved033
1957 Austin-Healey 100-6

Primrose Yellow with Black hardtop Longbridge build

Jan 21, 2014 by rjustin
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Replica

Fiberglass body, square tube frame, Chevy 350, 4-Speed trans, Ford 9" w/positraction, traction bars, Mustang front suspension, rack& pinion.

May 24, 2014 by Trpcride
1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

Just got it on the road after 8 year restoration project.

Sep 08, 2014 by rdon
1954 Austin-Healey 100

First of the 'Big Healey' models.

Jan 21, 2015 by shawn
1958 Austin-Healey sprite 1500

Is white needs work

Mar 20, 2015 by TheGarageGuy
1965 Austin-Healey Spridget

MkII race car project

Jun 23, 2015 by markwemple
1958 Austin-Healey Bug-Eye sprite

My youth revisited. First car I learned to drive in.

Sep 08, 2015 by wannacruise
1963 Austin-Healey 3000

Healey is finished now.

Oct 13, 2016 by tommitchell
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII

It's a 30 footer, yet it's mine and takes me everywhere

Oct 13, 2016 by tommitchell
1965 Austin-Healey 3000MK3

it's a 30 footer, yet it's mine and takes me everywhere

Aug 12, 2017 by Apis Mellifera
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

Oct 11, 2017 by jkevin
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

A 20' car... body a little careworn, but nice interior and fairly strong 1275 motor.

Nov 27, 2017 by jkevin
1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

1966, titled as 1968. 1275 motor, but mostly an original spec MkIII. A little rust here and there, and a pretty ugly paint job, but a good, strong driver.

Dec 31, 2017 by thewris
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite (Bugeye)

Former SCCA race car, scheduled to be returned to street operation sometime. Already have a 1275 motor for it, disc brake front end.

Oct 04, 2018 by taylorp035
1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

Gen II Sprite with the 1098cc engine in British Racing Green on real knock off wire wheels (145/80/R13). We drive it a lot and keep up on the maintenance.

Feb 03, 2019 by a_florida_man
1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 (BN-4)

Overdrive Hardtop

Feb 11, 2019 by Healey100m
1956 Austin-Healey 100

Early BN2 with M type modifications. Owned since 1975

Feb 26, 2019 by Clay
1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye sprite

SBC 383CI th350 semi box frame ford 9"

Dec 21, 2019 by Scaniasteve
1960 None Bugeye

Next vintage race car

Feb 03, 2020 by tommitchell
1965 None BJ8 Mark III


Aug 11, 2020 by Bret Dodson
1960 None 3000

Driver beauty BT7 that refuses to quit. Been in the family for nearly 50 years.

Aug 11, 2020 by Bret Dodson
1960 None 3000

Driver beauty BT7 that refuses to quit. Been in the family for nearly 50 years.

Oct 19, 2020 by classicJackets (FS)
1958 None Bugeye Sprite

1958(?) Austin Healey Bugeye sprite, bought with an SBC swap, unknown transmission and unknown (but definitely swapped) rear-end. Rusty and crusty, mistmatched, and on stock drum brakes in the front …

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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