« When the flag fell, she didn’t just want to beat the girls, she was out to beat the men as well”, Stirling Moss, Pat Moss's brother.
Take the wheel of one of the greatest success stories of British design. Like a wildcat ready to spring, its hips arched, sleek and powerful, the Austin Healey is a master-piece of balance and elegance designed by designer Gerry Coker. Pat Moss, the highly successful female rally driver, won 11 class victories, 14 female victories and 2 victories in the female European championships behind the wheel of the Healey. A few years later, Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel could be seen in the Healeys rounded lines, with its purring engine, at the port of Saint Tropez.
Donald Healey, the inventive and ingenious car manufacturer, began his adventure with the Austin Healey in his sons garage where, together, they built it piece by piece. Despite a short production of 18 years, the “Big” Healey has become, little by little, the symbol of British know-how during the 1950s and 60s and today stands for one of the most glamorous models of this era.
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