Austin Healey 3000 Rally car - Road test - HD - Great sound!
Austin Healey 3000 Rally Car
In the 1960's car manufacturers proved the durability of their products,
not by offering
7 year warranties, but by entering officially organised long distance, road
based driving competitions against rival manufacturers. These International
events called Rallies caught the imagination of the public and became
annual fixtures. Lasting for several days, over thousands of kilometres, on
rough roads and inhospitable environments, it was a good way to prove new
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) realised that the Austin Healey, in
particular the 3000 model, could be the basis for a winning car. They
developed it into a world beater and became very organised, employing the
best UK and controversially for the time, Scandinavian Drivers.
The most impressive victory, was the gruelling 1960 Liege-Rome-Liege won
by an all female crew, with Pat Moss (Stirling's sister) driving and Anne
The effort was truly heroic and the girls overcame hallucinations caused
by sleep deprivation, while still managing to drive flat out. At the time,
the very thought of the so called gentler sex, beating all the best male
drivers in the world was an unprecedented achievement and did much to
uplift the image of 'women drivers' everywhere.
The 2912cc works spec engine, typically runs triple 45DCOE Weber
carburetors, a 300 degree cam and a full race alloy head. Outputs are
typically between 200 and 300 bhp. The output varies with the compression
ratio and the choice of carburettor choke diameters, dependant on whether
you want low down grunt for rallying or top end for racing. This car is a
rally car and will accelerate to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds and can almost
The Achilles' Heel of the Big Healey, was cockpit heat (from the set back
engine) and a lack of ground clearance. This car has the works 'in door' or
'sill mounted' Exhaust to get the Exhaust pipes out from under the car..
The gearbox is a straight cut 4 speed, with overdrive (a sort of ratio
extender) on 3rd and 4th, giving 6 ratios. In this car, like the works
machines, the overdrive switch is ideally mounted on the gear lever.
Fuel consumption averages around 14mpg, dropping to around 7mpg when
pressing on. A long range 18 gallon works style fuel tank is therefore a
Spa Six Hours 2007 Aston Fights Healey
Two laps after the start we fight the Aston Martin DB4 (no14) Driven by M.
Taylor, M. Vergers or P. Bennett. I'm curious who started the race in the
Aston. I could not hold him in the end. My tyres got too hot and he got faster.
Car: Austin Healey Racer 1961
Driver: Jaap Sinke
Healey Qualified 29th 3:05.582
Aston Qualified 24th 3:02.625
Mark Schmidt amazing start historic race Zolder Austin Healey
Opnieuw ge-upload de spectaculaire eerste twee ronden van de 'Orange
Bastard op het circuit van Zolder. We besloten het seizoen met een
Nederlands Kampioenschap in de
+ 2000 cc klasse.Zet het geluid vol open, de 'six in line' klinkt zoals het
The Loudest Bugeye Sprite in Vintage Racing?
Video from three races of my poor little 1959 Sprite that was wrongfully
accused of being "too loud" and cost me a 1st place finish at Blackhawk
Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. Take a listen and you be the judge. Warning:
I have been told this little 1275cc car is capable of deafening mere
Austin Healey Mk 3000 - Lovely sounds!! 1080p HD
Yesterday I recorded a couple of beautiful Austin Healeys, like the MK III.
They all participated in a tour called "Molentocht 2011". They drove across
Zeeland (Holland) from Wilhelminadorp to Hoedekenskerke and back.
Thanks for watching and feel free to leave a comment behind!
Top Gear - Peugeot 306 3.0 V6 vs. Old Austin-Healey
At this time - We can call this challenge - Old generation vs. New
generation car culture. Hammond and May argue about the state of modern-day
driving, which sparked a time trial showdown at Prescott Hill Climb Course,
pitting a Austin-Healey Sprite representing a mostly middle-aged classic
car owners club, versus a modified Peugeot 306 backed by a more youthful
group. The Stig takes the two around, with the Sprite, on a serious
race-focussed diet, defeating the showy and stereo-laden 306 by one second.
Austin Healey 3000 with Electronic Fuel Injection
My 1963 Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 with EFI. In addition to the 6 injectors
the computer (ECU) has sensors for O2, throttle position, coolant temp.,
oil pressure, manifold absolute pressure, knock, speed, and rpm....the GM
ECU also controls the idle and ignition advance curve.
1959 Austin Healey 100/6 MDS - Gstaad Classic. CarshowClassic.com
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