- Photographed in May 2018 at the British Classic Tour, South Australia

The Austin-Healey 3000 was built in Britain from 1959 to 1967.

It is the best known of the "big Healey" models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC's MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG models.

During its production life, the car evolved from an open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2+2 option, to a sports convertible.

In 1963, 91.5 per cent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported; mostly to North America.

The 3000 was a highly successful car, winning its class in many European rallies and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today.

British Motor Corporation ended manufacture in 1967, intending its place to be filled by a car with a new, though similar, engine in a more recently designed monocoque MGB variant named MGC.

The 3000 name is derived from the 3-litre capacity of the in-line 6-cylinder engine.

The manufacturers claimed the 3000 would reach 60 mph in 11 seconds and 100 mph in 31 seconds.

Top speed was 115 mph (185 km/h) and 0–60 mph (97 km/h) was reached in 11.7 seconds.

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