Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th June 2007, 22:00   #1
pawan's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: auckland, new zealand
Posts: 867
Thanked: 2 Times
Default austin healey makes a comeback

yes by the Chinese

Nanjing Automobile Corporation (NAC) has made a deal that will result in the revival of the Healey and Austin-Healey sports car brands.
NAC is the owner of MG – last month it restarted production of the TF roadster at Longbridge – so it’s well aware of the useful publicity that comes from using famous British names.
NAC’s deal is with the current owner of the Healey brand, HFI Automotive, an American firm that bought the rights to use the Healey name when it acquired Healey Automobile Consultants (established by Donald Healey and his son) in January 2006.
In February 2006, HFI announced plans for several new Healey sports cars; a “high-performance sports car with the DNA of a Healey 3000 - in convertible and coupe derivatives, as well as a modern affordable replacement for the much-loved Healey Sprite.”
There’s no indication yet as to what form the new Healey or Austin-Healey will take.
Healey, a brief history

Healey was founded by Briton Donald Healey, and produced cars in Warwick from 1946 to 1954.
An Austin-engined prototype shown at the 1952 Earls Court motor show was adopted by BMC, and became the Austin-Healey 100. The brand was highly successful in the 1950s and early 60s, but it disappeared in 1970.
Healey then collaborated with Jensen, producing the troubled Jensen-Healey from 1972 to 1976.

Autocar - Austin-Healey to get Chinese revival
pawan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2007, 22:08   #2
Team-BHP Support
theMAG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Avon, CT
Posts: 7,104
Thanked: 1,574 Times

The original founders of Austin-Healy will dance a jig in their graves if they see whats become of their company
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2007, 22:11   #3
Senior - BHPian
1100D's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,226
Thanked: 2,503 Times

Austin Healy Manchurian
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2007, 16:17   #4
Team-BHP Support
GTO's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 49,853
Thanked: 103,676 Times

I dont think this would have anything to do with how the original A-H was. The Chinese company only needed a well-known brand's badge to stick on their products...

Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
Austin Healy Manchurian
LOL! Cracked me up completely!

Last edited by GTO : 14th June 2007 at 16:18.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2007, 22:43   #5
Senior - BHPian
ananthkamath's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,206
Thanked: 63 Times

Lets not judge the book by its cover yet...the new 3000 doesnt look all that bad.
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Petrol SUVs: Can they make a comeback? speedmiester The Indian Car Scene 53 1st October 2014 06:59
Restoration of a 1937 Austin Big 7 / Austin Six Lite Ravi Kapur Pre-War 7 27th August 2014 15:38
Breaking News: Amby planning 2011 comeback SunilM The Indian Car Scene 55 10th February 2011 14:22
Legendary Lancia Stratos makes a comeback! theragingbull The International Automotive Scene 24 14th December 2010 15:18
Can the Palio Sedan make a comeback? Mpower The Indian Car Scene 34 1st October 2008 18:53

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:49.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks