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CC-482914

For Sale: 1966 Austin-Healey 3000
in Salisbury, United Kingdom

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Description
 
We think this is probably the best value Big Healey on offer at the moment. It is the most desirable model - a Colorado Red BJ8 Phase 2 Mk III with overdrive - in very good and very usable condition. It comes from the estate of a well known motoring author, who purchased it from marque specialists Murray Scott-Nelson in 2011. Like the majority of Healeys, the car was originally exported to America. It is declared manufactured in 1966 on the V5C, although the chassis number shows it left the factory in late 1965. It returned to the UK in 1990 and was restored and converted to right-hand drive. It has also been fitted with a rack and pinion steering conversion at some point. We have history back to 2000 during which time it has covered around 10,000 miles, with bills from specialists such as Rawles in the file. It now presents as a nicely patinated and well maintained example. The basic structure is very good and cosmetically it is in generally nice order, with very few paint blemishes and mostly excellent chrome. The only significant flaw is a couple of small areas of chrome loss on the windscreen surround. The hood was replaced in 2009 and remains very good and the tyres are nearly new. The leather seats are sound and the rest of the interior is very tidy. On the road it feels like a properly sorted driver's car. The famous straight six sounds great and pulls strongly, with good oil pressure. The gearbox has a pleasant action and the converted steering is excellent. The BJ8 was always more grand tourer than out and out sports car and it invites you to settle in for a long cross country trip. If like us you are more into driving cars than polishing them you will surely appreciate it as we do. Unrepeatable at this price.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 224212
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
37,500 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Salisbury
Zip
SP3 5HZ
Vehicle Basics

Year
1966

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Red

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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