1962 Austin Healey 3000 continued
(LEFT) Although a true two seater body was available,
most were of the 2+2 configuration.
All good things must come to an end. In the case of the Austin Healey 3000
it came about because of American safety and polution regulations which
took effect in 1968. They affected the Healey more than most imports
because it relied on the American market heavily; almost 90% of all of
"The Big Healeys" built went to the United States. 72,027 were built from
from 1953 to 1967. At the beginning the appeal was it's performance. Today
they are sought after by enthusiasts who consider its beauty to be worth
the price of admission. Fans from both eras agree that they are fun to
drive and a true expression of the heart and soul of a sports car.
For more information, we can recommend the following books:
Southern California residents can find these and other quality Automotive books at Autobooks, 3524 W.
Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA, 91505 (818) 845-8963
- The Works Big Healeys by Peter Browning. Published by Haynes.
- Illustrated Austin Healey Buyers Guide. Published by Motorbooks Int'l
- Healey The Handsome Brute by Chris Harvey. Published by Haynes.
- Austin Healey 100 & 3000 Series by Graham Robson. Published by Crowood.
- The Big Healeys by Graham Robson. Published by Motor Racing Publications Ltd.
- Essential Austin Healey 100 & 3000 The Cars And Their Story 1953-67 by
- Mike Lawrence. Published by Bay View Books.
- Austin Healey 3000 Gold Portfolio 1959 - 1967. Published by Brooklands
- Books/Motorbooks Int'l. A collection of road test reprints.