1953 Austin-Healey 100
Is this the ideal sports car of the 1950s? The car that sparked thousands of people into thinking they could buy a production machine and go racing? This 1953 Healey did just that, essentially a production car that found glory at Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. But is this racer still a true “street machine”? As the car was being prepared for its return to the Mille Miglia last year, I was able to put Vintage Racecar behind the wheel to see if it was still capable of high-speed work on public roads.