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
Austin Healey 100M sound + accelerate!! 1080p HD
In 1955 and 1956 a special Austin Healey 100/ M version was made available
to the public. The car was fitted with a high compression cylinder head,
thus increasing power from 90 bhp. up to 110 bhp. The 100/ M can be
recognized by it's bonnet with louvers, it's special two position
windscreen and the Lucas 24 heures du Mans headlamps (Be warned: many
recently "M" converted standard 100/4's are around! The real thing is worth
about 30% more!). The Austin Healey 100/M was built 1159 times.
I recorded this beautiful Austin Healey 100/ M in a small village called
Domburg (The Netherlands). This car has an amazing sound!
Thanks for watching and tell me what do you think!
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
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.
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 - REBIRTH OF A LEGEND
Our customer contacted us to complete a "ground up" restoration of his 1959
Austin Healey. This is the pictorial story of the restoration, enjoy. If
you have any questions or would like more information email us at
1967 Austin Healey 3000 for sale Flemings with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Only 19,057 original miles (documented by the "A" actual mileage title!).
Ownership history since new w/ binder of documents & receipts. Last year
for production, matching #'s original 2.9 liter inline 6 cylinder w/ twin
side draft SU carbs @ 150 bhp, original close ratio 4-speed trans w/
electric overdrive. Finished in Signal red paint, and complimented with a
black bucket seat interior w/ folding rear deck seat, for 2+2 seating.
Stunning real burlwood dash, original working stock BMC AM radio, black
convertible top with matching boot & tonneau cover, Girling front disc
brakes, telescoping wood rimmed sport steering wheel, great sounding dual
Exhaust, new 15" chrome 60 spoke wires
wheels. Surprisingly fast & great sounding, just a fun to drive iconic
1959 Austin Healey 100/6 MDS - Gstaad Classic. CarshowClassic.com
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Hear Hans tell the story of his 1959 Austin Healey 100/6 MDS.
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Mercedes, Maserati, Jaguar, Lotus, Triumph, MG and many more at
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.