The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car produced in four generations between 1959 and 1967. It is the best known of the “big Healey” models. Over the years, it changed from an open sports car with 2+2 capability to a sporty convertible. The 3000 was very successful and won many European rallies in its glory days and enthusiasts still race it in classic car competitions today. In 1963, more than 90% of all cars were exported, primarily to North America.

The Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III was introduced in February 1964. It was powered by a 3-litre I6 engine with 150 hp (111 kW) located at the front.  As a novelty, it had power-assisted braking as standard equipment, and the dashboard displayed a speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver. A total of 17 712 examples were produced.