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The short answer to your production question on the Healeys last night:

About 72,00 "big Healeys" were built between '53 and '68. Many more Sprites were built and they ran until about '71.

I'll post more detail tonight.

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Hmmm, I'm thinking that number above is '7200' and not '72000', because these have always been rare.

Don't knock yourself out- the question was more a passing curiosity than a growing interest...

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Hmmm, I'm thinking that number above is '7200' and not '72000', because these have always been rare.

Don't knock yourself out- the question was more a passing curiosity than a growing interest...

Nope, three zeroes is correct.

Worldwide total over the period from 1953-1968.

Not exactly a raging success.

More after I eat.

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72,000 ?? "Not a success" ?? For a crude 2-seat roadster, that's pretty damned decent, IMO.

Only ones I'm remotely familiar with (and that's to say- not at all), are the Nash-Healeys: 254 built from '52-53.

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OK:

Further breakdown:

1953-1956 A/H 100-4 about 14,662 built. This includes several iterations and one very special model (the 100-S).

About 50 were built and today each is worth around 500k.

1956-1959 A/H 100-6 about 14,436 built. Based on the 100-4, this car intro'd the 6-cylinder engine and a longer wheelbase among other changes.

1959-1968 A/H 3000 Marks I,II, and III 42,916 built.

This one is probably best known among non-Healey folks. Exactly one car was built in '68.

That's it for the "Big" Healeys, a total of around 72,014 built. The overwhelming majority came here to the US. The cars have major racing history.

Then there is the A/H Sprite. That car was built iin a number of iterations as well from 1958-1971, when it morphed into the MG Midget.

The two cars were identical and about 125,000 of them wore A/H badges.

In mid 1971, the A/H badge was retired but the Midget continued on.

There were also Pre-Austin cars from Healey with names like Silverstone, and Alvis, and Nash-Healey as well as the post-Austin Jensen - Healey.

Tons more to know on these if anyone is into that sort of car.

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