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For Sale: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description
 
The British Heritage Certificate shows that this Big Healey was built on 4/5 May 1967 and left the factory on 24 May 1967 . As a LHD North American Export model she was delivered out new under the Personal Export Delivery USA scheme, as a tax-free car, to her first owner in London with the UK registration no. NLC 942 E. The chassis no., body no., engine and gearbox nos. recorded for the new Healey are those stamped on the car today, showing all matching nos. The overdrive nos. were not recorded. Likewise the specification of the new car recorded agrees with the car today i.e. British Racing Green, Black Trim, Black Hood, Wire Wheels, Adjustable Steering Column, Laminated Windscreen(although renewed), Overdrive, Radio, Heater and one Wing Mirror. The Luggage-Rack ordered is not now fitted. The name of the first owner is not recorded but later records show that an SP4 (Techn. Sergeant in U.S.Airforce) L. Willard, U.S. Airforce, Kaiserslautern, Germany, sold the car to her first German owner, Robert Steffner on 30. 12. 1974 with the necessary German Customs Declaration, showing the country of first delivery to be England. So it is to be assumed that Sgt. Willard took delivery of the new car in London under the Personal Export Scheme and drove her to his base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Herr Steffner then sold the car to a Gabrielle Krug in Heidelberg three months later. In 1976 the engine was completely rebuilt by an engine specialist in Frankfurt. Really only the block, cylinder-head and crankshaft, totally reworked, remains from the original engine according to the job-card and extensive bill. The engine was now Made in Germany. In 1983 the Big Healey was sold to P. Hansen in Kürten, Germany. Herr Hansen began restoring the car and it is through his careful and thorough work that the car was able to remain in the nice condition she is today. With the fall of the East German wall Herr Hansen purchased a property in E. Germany and the Healey was payment/ part-payment on this transaction with a Manfred Woop. Herr Woop, needing funds for his new start in the new Germany, sold the car a year later in 1993 to her present owner, an Englishman who has settled in Germany. Since then the car has remained in his ownership and has been enjoyed, at the same time being steadily improved upon, with all the services and new parts fitted, and all work recorded in detail. The only major work needed was the total overhaul of the gearbox and overdrive, with new clutch assembly, in 2006 by the well-known specialist Volker Herrmann in Essen, Germany. The seats and interior trim must be original, but with a new carpet and walnut dashboard, and the hood looks to be likewise, a new perspex zipped rear window was fitted in the 90´s, all items being in very good condition with of course a lovely patina. The Healey has been laid up every winter, being dry-garaged from mid October till April. The car has ? German TÜV ? + ? H-Gutachten ?. The annual mileage covered since 1996 has been only 1200Mls/1900 Km. The original radio (US type ) is in the boot. A reconditioned, as new, Blaupunkt, with chrome buttons, applicable to the 60´s, is now fitted. Good reception if you can hear it! A leather, Moto-Lita steering-wheel as per the rally-Healeys of the day, in as new condition, is fitted. Period spotlights, as well as a manual electric fan with the standard operation in place, with a 5-bladed fan. 15? chrome wires with 185/70 x 15 tyres. The bonnet has louvres to help with cooling down, and gives a lovely optic over the bonnet when driving. The complete car is clear-coat undersealed. For more information, an appointment or if you would like to receive more detailed pictures, please call Rutger Houtkamp +31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. We are always willing to serve you during the evening and in the weekend via above mentioned telephone number. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schip

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 206283
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
62,500 EUR
Vehicle Location


Country
Netherlands
 
City, State
Amsterdam
Zip
1190aa
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
0

Year
1965

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Green Dark

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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