Austin HEALEY: 3000

Sale price: $85000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Austin Healey
Model:3000
Year:1965
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:British Racing Green
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Black
Engine:Austin
Number of Cylinders:6
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Description

SEE THIS CAR FEATURED IN THIS WEEKS EPISODE OF "THE LAST GOODBYE" ON LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 10:00PM EASTERN.
1965 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ8: This is a single family heirloom. My father, a Naval officer, was posted with the US European Command near Paris when he purchased this car in June 1965. During its first six months my parents, along with my brother and sister (I was yet to be born) drove the Healey top down all over Europe from Bavarian beer halls to camping in Belgium. They had ordered the car with the optional luggage rack to accommodate such outings. In 1967 Dad was transferred back to the States and the beloved Austin Healey came with us. In 1969, three months after mom got pregnant with me, we lost Dad in Vietnam. Mom continued to drive the car throughout her pregnancy with me and I have memories as a toddler riding in the car and hearing the distinctive sound of the roar of its engine. Incredibly, mom hung onto the car allowing my older brother Mark to drive it when he was in high school and yes, we still took the car camping, only now it was in the Colorado Rockies. While I was growing up, my mom and I were active with the Southern CA AH Club and attended many of its events. I soon became obsessed with Austin Healey's and their restoration and preservation. So, when I turned 16, the Healey became my car. I then proceeded to give the car a frame off, ground up restoration with the mentorship of Don Fisher. The car then earned a Bronze medal in the Concours Registry at the 1992 Snowmass International Austin Healey meet along with numerous other peoples choice awards at various car shows I exhibited the car at. Over the years the car has been featured in several magazines and newspaper articles and will also be featured in an episode of the new tv series “The Last Goodbye” airing this fall. I am now nearing 46 and have a family of my own. It has been a wild and fun ride and it is now time to find a new owner for this Healey.
The car is in fantastic running condition as it has just had a $34,000 renovation at Fabulous Restorations. The interior is nearly all original (carpet, door panels, and arm rest were reconditioned) and the toneau cover and toneau top are also original. The car is sporting a brand new convertible top along with a new gas tank, clutch, restored carbs, fuel pump, reconditioned radiator and many other items too numerous to list. There is a manual in French (very rare) and the english version signed by Donald Healey. All of my shop manuals and restoration books will go with the car.
Contact me with any questions you may have.
Price: $85,000 negotiable 310-918-5446

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