Classic Car Catalogue

Austin Healey 1963

Great Britain

3000 Mk II "A" (BJ7) cabrio – end of production
3000 Mk III (BJ8) cabrio – new model
Sprite Mk II roadster (1100) (R4 cyl, 1098 cm³, 57 KM)  



Austin-Healey Sprite AN7 replaced the AN6 in the autumn of 1962. Numerous changes include a larger engine (1098-cc producing 55 bhp), Lockheed front disc brakes, modifications to the gearbox, improvements to the driving compartment and modified instrumentation. Wire wheels are optionally available.

Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III replaced the Mk II. This version feature engine modifications including greatly increased power output and different carburettors, servo-assisted brakes, a wood veneer facia and a central, console-mounted gear lever.


3000 Mk II

3000 Mk III





Sprite in Canada


  24h Le Mans 15-16.06-1963 Entrant: Results: Index:
#   chassis #     gen. class perf. eff.
42 Sprite HAN763H73 Whitmore/Olthoff Donald Healey acc. - - -

Donald Healey Motor Co Ltd. Austin-Healey Sprite 1100, chassis #HAN763H73, engine: BMC 1.100 cc. (John Whitmore Bob Olthoff) at 24h Le Mans.