son Geoffrey to build a sports car based on Austin
components, having experience building such
cars with components from Riley, Nash and
Alvis. Austin agreed to provide components
from the A90 Atlantic, however the Healey
design could not have looked more different.
The Big Healeys may have been cheaper than
the E-Type, but gave little away in performance
or sports car feel. Geoffrey Healey then partnered
with Gerry Coker to design the Sprite, hugely
successful no doubt due to its affordability.
The Sprite was eventually dropped in favour
of the mechanically identical MG Midget, and
the Austin-Healey marque
was allowed to pass into Unique Car (and parts)
Also see: Austin-Healey Heritage