Austin Healey 1960

3000
Sprite

Great Britain

 

3000

      R6 cyl.
2912 cc
132 bhp
3000 (BN7/BT7) roadster  

 


Austin-Healey 3000, introduced in March 1959, is continued with minor modifications. Available in two-seater (BN7) or two/four-seater (BT7) form, this powerful sports car is similar in appearance to the 100 Six, which was in production between 1956 and 1959.

 

Sprite

  R4 cyl.
948 cc
43 bhp
roadster  

 

 

           
           

 

Victories:
2nd Coupe des Alpes   3000 Moss/Wisdom
1st Liége-Rome-Liége #76 3000 Moss/Wisdom
3rd Liége-Rome-Liége #69 Sprite Sprinzel/Patten
2nd RAC Rally   Sprite Sprinzel / Bensted-Smith
3rd RAC Rally   3000 Morley / Morley
Entries and results:
  24h Le Mans 26.06.1960 Entrant: Results: index
#         gen. class perf. eff.
23 3000 2.910 cc Sears/Riley Sears / BMC fail. - - -
46 Sprite 996 cc Dalton/Colgate Donald Healey 16th 1st - sport 1.0 11th 5th
               
Liège-Rome-Liége 30.08-4.09.1960          
42 3000   Gott/Jones   10th      
66 3000   Seigle-Morris/Elford   5th      
69 Sprite   Sprinzel/Patten   3rd      
76 3000   Moss/Wisdom   1st      
  3000   Riley/Ambrose   dnf      


Liege-Rome-Liege winner the Austin-Healey 3000 at Earls Court.


Liege-Rome-Liege rally winners Pat Moss-Carlson and Ann Wisdom-Riley.


Austin-Healey 3000 for the 24h Le Mans race (Jack Sears / Peter Riley)


Sebring Sprite for the 24h Le Mans.
This is the first time for several years that Donald Healey has actually entered a car of his own at Le Mans; now a Sprite equipped with full Sebring modifications is running under his auspices. Engine modifications, close-ratio gearbox, centre-lock wire wheels and disc brakes on the front are all standard extras that can be bought from the speed equipment division of the Donald Healey Motor Company.
(The Autocar '60)