The Healey 100 caused an immediate sensation 1952. It was designed by Donald Healey, a noted English car designer, rally driver and speed record holder, who presented the concept at the 1952 London Motor Show, where it was the undisputed star. BMC immediately agreed to produce it. The mechanics was initially derived from the Austin A90, 90 hp, afterwards improved to 110 hp (100M). Graceful but sturdy, the marque's cars were extensively raced in many sports car competitions thereafter. The company ceased building cars in 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end.
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