The Austin-Healey was born from the Healey Hundred, first shown at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. British Motor Industry legend Sir Leonard Lord soon convinced Healey that Austin should build the car and thus gave birth to the Austin-Healey 100. The Austin- Healey’s design and appeal as a true British Sports Car, resulted in strong sales across the globe in the late 1950’s and 60’s. Over time the design and drive train matured to the 6-cylinder Austin-Healey 3000 which featured a more comfortable interior, improved breaking and suspension. 1967 would mark the last production model of the Austin-Healey 3000, the last of the great “big Healey’s” and is considered to be the pinnacle of the Austin-Healey brand.