After a pre-war career with Invicta, Triumph and Riley, Donald Healey sets up the Healey Motor Company.
BMC’s Leonard Lord sees the Healey 100 at Earls Court Motor Show and offers to build the car at Longbridge.
First cars are dispatched and prove popular in US.
100S is introduced with 132bhp engine with an alloy cylinder head, a four-speed overdrive gearbox and all-disc brakes.
Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 gets fourspeed gearbox and upgraded drums.
The 100/6 2+2 arrives with a BMC sixcylinder engine and a longer wheelbase.