1965 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK3 BJ8 (ALLOY PANELS, DENIS WELCH ENGINE) – £64,950 – ULEZ EXEMPT
The “Big Healey’s” have long been viewed as the ultimate British sports cars of the 1960s. 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 engine giving plenty of torque, the cars are more than quick enough to keep up with modern-day traffic.
This stunning example finished in Old English white was supplied new in 1965 as a UK RHD where it has remained ever since and is a full matching numbers car with Heritage certificate.
A complete and thorough restoration was completed in the 1990s to a very high standard by a renowned Austin Healey specialist importantly utilising Aluminium panels which is all documented with photos, invoices etc.
The mechanicals were also rebuilt and the engine built to fast road specification By the renowned Denis Welch
She has been owned by an enthusiast post-restoration for the past few years having covered around 16000 miles since restoration and presents superbly today with a quality rarely found in some inferior restorations.
Recent expenditure includes:
- 123 elec ignition
- Additional elec cooling fan
- Immobiliser/ tracker
The result is a thoroughly prepared and sorted Healey ready to be used for any tour or style of the journey and she has indeed toured Europe on many occasions including Classic Le Mans this year
There is a comprehensive history file even with the original buff log book with all work itemised with engine spec etc.
On the road, these early Healey’s are great fun, especially considering this one is nearly 60 years old and this one is hard to beat with a great colour combination.
She drives beautifully and the phase two cars were the last 3000s in production and some say the beat of all the Big Healeys with a great torquey engine and long-legged overdrive gearbox meaning effortless high-speed cruising.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced with a 12-month warranty.
INCLUDED IN EVERY SALE
– Workshop inspection and report inc photo library
– Engine compression check and boroscope
– Full service inc engine tune
– New mot inspection (inc exempt cars)
– Detailed valet inc Dynoglaze paint treatment
– Free delivery in covered trailers
– Detailed handover inc “user tips”
– Travel spares kit inc fluids etc
– 12 months comprehensive warranty
– Free collection/delivery and loan car if necessary
– Free 11 month warranty checkover and service