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Austin Healey Die Cast Models

Austin Healey

 
 
 
Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker. The marque was established through a joint-venture arrangement, set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and Donald Healey, a renowned automotive engineer and designer. Austin-Healey produced cars until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end.

In 1953, a special streamlined Austin-Healey set several land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The Big Healey was extensively raced in the United States and was recognized from the very beginning by the Sports Car Club of America. Healey models raced in D, E, and F production classes, winning National Championships in both D and E Production.

The name Austin is now owned by Nanjing who bought the assets of MG Rover Group out of bankruptcy in 2005. In 2007, Nanjing and Healey Automobile Consultants / HFI Automotive signed a collaborative agreement that aims to recreate the Austin Healey and Healey marquees alongside NAC's MG. No timeline has been given as to when the Healey and Austin-Healey brands will return.