One car of my daydream cars when I was young was the Austin-Healey 100 such as the 1954 model shown above in this "for sale" photo found on the Internet. I gave the A-H an enthusiastic styling review here.
The Austin-Healey was a cooperative effort between the British Motor Corporation's Austin unit and the Donald Healey Motor Company, a specialty firm headed by car designer and former race driver Donald Healey.
For this post, I thought it might be interesting to feature Healey's post- World War 2 passenger cars made by the Donald Healey Motor Company. Most were powered by 2.5 liter Riley motors and bodies were provided by outside firms. However, Healey established a general brand-identification theme initiated by Benjamin Bowden that was carried out by the body contractors. Most noteworthy is the shape of the grille, a fan-like profile that can be seen on the Austin-Healy in the image above.
Otherwise, Healey cars over the period 1947-1953 had typical British styling. The general appearance was pre-war, with modernized detailing. This often resulted in awkward designs, though Healeys were far from the worst of the lot.