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Big Healey Guide

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Austin-Healey 100

Austin-Healey 100

Production numbers: 14,634
BN1 May 1953-June 1955
Open 2-seater, 4-cylinder engine, 2660cc, twin 1.5” SU carburetors; 3-speed with overdrive.
BN2 August 1955-August 1956
Same as BN1, with a 4-speed, improved brakes and suspension.


Austin-Healey 100S

Austin-Healey 100S

Production Dates: February 1955-November 1955
Special racing version of the 100; only 50 produced. Modified engine with 1.75” SU carburetors, disc brakes, and all-aluminum body.


Austin-Healey 100M

Austin-Healey 100M

Production Dates: September 1955-July 1956
Le Mans version, available from the factory as a modified BN2. Only 640 produced from the factory.


Austin-Healey 100-6

Production numbers: 8,391
Production Dates: August 1956-June 1959
BN4 Open 2+2 seat, 6-cylinder engine, 2639cc, twin 1.75” SUs, 4-speed. Horizontal grille bars.
BN6 2-seater. Otherwise same as BN4.


Austin-Healey 3000 MKI

Austin-Healey 3000 MKI

Production numbers: 13,650
Production Dates: July 1959-April 1961
BN7 Open 2-seater, 6-cylinder engine, 2912cc, twin 1.75” SUs, front disc brakes. Horizontal grille bars.
BT7 2+2 seat. Otherwise same as BN7.


Austin-Healey 3000 MKII

Austin-Healey 3000 MKII

Production numbers (Tricarb): 5,451
Production numbers (BJ7): 6,113
Production Dates: May 1961-March 1962
BN7 Open 2-seater; 6-cylinder engine, 2912cc. Triple 1.5” SUs. Restyled grille with vertical bars.
BT7 Open 2+2 seat, same as BN7.
BJ7 2+2 seat with roll up windows, wrap around windshield and convertible top. 6-cylinder, 2912cc, twin 1.5” SUs.


Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII

Production numbers: 17,712
Production Dates: March 1962-December 1967
BJ8 Same as BJ7 except: restyled interior with wood dash, revised exhaust system and twin 2” SUs.


Total Big Healey production: 65,951

*Production numbers as published by Anders Ditlev Clausager “Original Big Healey”