1961 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK1 TRIPLE CARB- SOLD
The “Big Healey’s” have long been viewed as one of the ultimate British sports-cars of the 1960’s, the 3000 being the most desirable. Development of the line started with the 1952 Healey 100 launched at the London Motor Show. The evocative lines and superb handling of the Healey made it a sleek and successful rally car all around the world. With its 6-cylinder 2996cc engine giving plenty of torque, the cars are more than capable of long distance touring.
This beautiful BRG two owner Mk 1 example was originally supplied in the UK and was tuned by Ruddspeed from new inc big valve cylinder head,triple SU carbs,high lift cam etc.All this is documented with original invoices from the supplying dealer in 1961 and results in a very special example of this iconic car.
The last owner enjoyed her for 22 years and maintained her to a high standard including a thorough and very expensive restoration in 1997 at one of the best Healey specialist restorers this is full documented including a photo library record.
She has an unleaded cylinder head and overdrive making this a very usable and very fast example ready to tour anywhere at high speed.
There is a Heritage certificate confirming she is UK rhd and still has the original engine with wire wheels and overdrive.
Also in the history file are many mots and invoices dating back through the years with some even from the 1960/70s.
What a fantastic experience it is driving a properly set up, Big Healey the bark of the side exhaust pipes and gutsy engine means that progress is brisk and you feel like you are in something historically important.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced and with 12 months warranty.