Car time­line

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

1946

Af­ter a pre-war ca­reer with In­victa, Tri­umph and Ri­ley, Don­ald Healey sets up the Healey Mo­tor Com­pany.

1952

BMC’s Leonard Lord sees the Healey 100 at Earls Court Mo­tor Show and of­fers to build the car at Long­bridge.

1953

First cars are dis­patched and prove pop­u­lar in US.

1954

100S is in­tro­duced with 132bhp en­gine with an al­loy cylin­der head, a four-speed over­drive gear­box and all-disc brakes.

1955

Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 gets four­speed gear­box and up­graded drums.

1965

The 100/6 2+2 ar­rives with a BMC six­cylin­der en­gine and a longer wheel­base.

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