Most of us get bigger, heavier, and have to accommodate more people as we get older. Oh, we’re still pretty good, we tell ourselves, but we recall the simpler self with some longing. So although an Austin-Healey 3000 may well be an evolution of a good idea, that good idea was first manifest in a simpler car with a simple goal. The Austin-Healey 100 was supposed to go 100mph, and look good doing it.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2009/05/26/1953-60-austin-healey-100