1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster
1964 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967. It is the best known of the "big Healey" models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC's MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG models. During its production life, the car transitioned from an open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2 plus 2 option, to a sports convertible. In 1963, 91.5 percent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported: mostly to North America. The 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today.
For consignment, a car which fits the definition of British sports car. Long hood, convertible, short curved back deck, wire wheels, 2-seater, (small rear seats), stick shift, and a beautiful tone to the exhaust as one motors down the curved blue highways. All in wonderfully restored and preserved condition, bathed in …Red!
This long-hooded chrome trimmed scooped oval grilled car is spot on, and spit spot on the restoration with beautiful red paint, beautiful chrome, and a nice black canvas drop top. Tastefully curved fenders with a single round headlight with chromed bezel, and a top trim piece for the front fenders. The rear albeit small, has a nice sloping down curve to complete the car. Window trimmings are all excellent, fender mounted mirrors are looking good for looking back and a nifty set of wire knockoffs are chromed and all shiny on each corner.
Inside 2 red leather covered bomber style rounded low back buckets flank the center red carpet covered hump. These are nicely aged with no tears, just a few creases that come with well-aged leather. Upfront a chrome rimmed wood dash, houses the obligatory gauges in a trimmed oval panel. More red leather for the rear 2 plus 2's which are also excellent condition. Red carpet floods the floors under the seats, and a shout out to the red door panels also looking smashing. On top of a black padded dash top is a center dash mounted rear view mirror, decidedly British if I must say so mate!
As I flip the bonnet, I would expect nothing less than a fully buttoned up 177ci inline 6-cylinder fed by dual SU Carburetors, and a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive on back. 3.55 for the rear axle and a fine job has been performed on the restoration of the engine bay. Cracking if I must say so meself.
Underneath has all been painted red for the X frame and floorpans as wells the rockers. Black rust-free suspension and drivetrain provide a nice contrast to the red, as does the dual stainless exhaust as it scales its way to the rear. Disc Brakes are upfront, and drums for the boot, and we are ready for a tool.
This car started immediately, and after a brief warmup, it was motoring off to the test track. With great handling, acceleration, quick shifting, and bias free braking, I felt like Nigel Mansell gliding her through Maggots and Becketts, and imagining the old RAF arriving and leaving for their sorties. I just love British sports cars, and this one is a 5-star version.
Fully restored, all looking chipper, and running like a pocket watch…a must see here in our classic Mall halls. Well done mate!
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