Written in collaboration with Gerry Coker, the designer responsible for the iconic Austin-Healey 100 and Sprite, this volume represents the most complete account ever of the sports cars built at Warwick, Longbridge, Abingdon and West Bromwich. With unprecedented access to Donald and Geoffrey Healey’s private papers, diaries, scrapbooks and photo albums, corporate and financial records from BMC, Donald Healey Motor Company and Healey Automobile Consultants, the files of Jensen Motors and Nash-Kelvinator, dozens of personal interviews and exhaustive research into previously unavailable primary source material, this book provides a thorough account of the true story behind these automobiles and the individuals who created them.
Besides it covers the competition and record-breaking activities of the various models, specifications for every model produced, including the limited-production variants, and Donald Healey’s personal musings on racing and sports car design.
Between 1947/67, sixty-six Healeys set out to conquere the Alps. During this 20 years period almost all the models of the make entered the most cuve-wispering of rallies: “The Alpine Cup”. They can all be found in this book.