The Austin Healey 3000 is a sports model produced by the British company from 1959 to 1967, in collaboration with the manufacturer Jensen who created the bodies.
It was born as an evolution of the previous Austin "100/6", with the same 6-cylinder engine now increased in volume up to 3000cc (hence the name), and with a respectable horsepower: 124hp. These numbers quickly brought it into sporting use for almost all races and competitions of the time, both on the track and in rallies, where it also achieved numerous successes until the mid-1960s.
The car, although relatively simple, was assembled with craftsmanship and finely finished.
Since the first version Mk1 in fact had an excellent success with the public, which led it to be marketed all over the world with over 40,000 units sold. Not bad for a "Sunday outing" car, certainly not suitable for everyday use; in fact, the car was not a real 4-seater but a 2+2, with a rear space more suitable for accommodating two children or some luggage.
In the three versions that followed in the 8 years of production, it was made both in the 2-seater dry version (always spider) and in the more popular 2+2.
Initially, as was also the case on other English cars of the time, both the windows and the canvas hood had to be mounted from scratch on the stationary car, engaging the light support frame and then adding the cover.
From the Mk2 to follow, however, the window already inside the doors was adopted and the convertible top with lever system already present on the bodywork.
The Austin Healey brand ended the production of cars in 1972, already absorbed by a corporate merger with other brands which finally merged into the MG - Rover group.