The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car produced in the years 1959-1967. It is the best known of the “big Healey” models. The car has transformed from an open sports car to a sports convertible during its production life. In 1963, 91.5% of all Austin-Healey cars were exported, mostly to North America

The Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I was announced in 1959 with a 3-litre engine and disc brakes on the front wheels. The manufacturers claimed it would reach 60 mph in 11 seconds.  A laminated windscreen, heater, wire wheels and removable roof for 2+2 were available as optional extras. A total of 13650 Mk I were produced.