For Sale: 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 in Lago Vista, Texas

$78,900 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

All restoration body work and final assembly done by Fourintune.

Car in family since 1961. Complete frame up nut and bolt restoration started Fall of 1983. Every mechanical component rebuilt by end of 1998, resulting in a drive-able chassis. 1999 car was delivered to Tom Kovacs (Fourintune in Cedarburg WI). Tom did a complete body restoration including detailed paint job. He then assembled the car, finishing in Spring of 2000. Tom has a national reputation for Austin-Healey restoration work. http://www.fourintune.com/

This car is of very high quality having been fully restored with great care to original condition, except for the addition of factory racing works type cooling fins in both front fenders and non-standard interior color.

The bodywork, panel fit and paint finish are all of the highest quality.

The engine performs exceptionally well with strong oil pressure, keeps good temperature and makes very good power. The car is very tight to drive.

Garage kept and non-smoker

British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate Number 99/3143 dated 5 October 1999

A Professional Appraisal Report dated December 12, 2017 from Specialized Claims Synergy, LLC (SCS) is available as a .pdf file on request. SCS, LLC does approximately 80% of all claims work for Hagerty Insurance Co. A personal onsite inspection was made by SCS as part of this appraisal process.

Financing available from Woodside Credit Collector Car https://www.woodsidecredit.com/

Transportation available from Reliable Carriers, Inc. https://www.reliablecarriers.com/ or Passport Transport https://www.passporttransport.com/

Current Work (November 2017 through April 2018)  

Replace front crankshaft oil seal and timing cover gasket

Harmonic balancer/pulley assembly renewed by http://www.damperdudes.net/. Result is smoother engine with more power at higher rpm from proper damper function (pliable vs. hardened rubber).

Replace all three engine side cover gaskets and valve cover gasket

Renew radiator complete, installing new high efficiency core (Don Hart Radiator http://www.donhart.com/). Install new radiator cap.

Replace lower radiator hose with new style handmade Kevlar reinforced rubber hose from England

Replace upper radiator hose.

Replace both anti-roll bar link assemblies and all 8 rubber bushings

Replace Spark Plugs – New NGK (7084) BPR6EGP G-Power Platinum Alloy

Replace Points & Condenser – New Premium

Replace point plate ground wire – New

Replace Vacuum advance unit – New from Moss Motors

Replace Rotor – New Premium

Replace ignition coil with New High Performance Intermotor Sports Coil (Set plug gap @ .035” vs. .025”)

Replace distributor cap - New

Dwell and timing set to factory specs. Centrifugal and new vacuum advance checked and working to factory specs.

SU carburetors cleaned and calibrated for optimal operation (Shell Synthetic 15W50 in carburetor dampers)

Replace Brake Master Cylinder with new cylinder.

Bleed complete brake system (DOT 5 Silicone fluid).

Inspect, clean and adjust rear brakes – brake shoe linings are very good

Inspect front calipers and disk pads – disk pads are very good

Install new Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder.

Replace Clutch hose with new Cobalt Stainless Steel Clutch Hose.

Bleed clutch. (DOT 5 Silicone fluid)

Replace Clutch slave cylinder push rod

Replace Clutch actuation lever rubber boot

Replace Gear shift lever rubber boot

Inspect for lubrication – not needed

Oil and filter change (Castrol GTX 20W-50) (New copper drain plug gasket)

Replace transmission and overdrive unit oil (Red Line MT Synthetic High Performance Oil)

Replace Hood support rod rubber clip

Remove defective battery isolation switch in trunk. Connect negative battery cable direct to ground. Exact reproduction of Lucas Master Battery Switch available https://mossmotors.com/switch-battery-master

Four new Vredestein Sprint Classic Tires mounted and balanced on Dayton tubeless 72 spoke wire wheels. Speed Rating: H (130 MPH). See website for information: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?from=TD&width=185%2F&ratio=80&diameter=15 

New Firestone inner tube for spare tire mounted on 60 spoke tube type wire wheel

Clean Optima battery and terminals (no corrosion was present)

Recent (mid 2015)

Cooling system flushed

All new radiator and heater hoses

New PCV hoses

New fan belt installed

New choke cable installed

SU carburetors complete overhaul

Drivers door handle spring replaced

Paint chips repaired and car buffed out

Below are details of the full restoration that was completed in 2000

Complete mechanical overhaul by owner, an ASE Certified Master Mechanic

Engine, Transmission, Overdrive unit, Clutch assembly and Rear end rebuilt – new parts as necessary

Hydraulic Brake and Clutch systems (DOT 5 Silicone fluid), new front disks, rear drums, all brake hoses

Front end complete including new kingpins, rear suspension including new rear leaf springs.

Steering system rebuilt with new parts as necessary

Four new wheel splined hub assemblies

Distributor, Starter and Generator rebuilt

New stainless steel header pipes

Tom Kovacs of Fourintune

Body and frame repairs as necessary including installation of modified inner and outer sills

Installed factory works cooling grills in both front fenders

Changed car from positive ground to negative ground

Installed complete new wiring harness

Installed Texas Cooling Fan

Assembled entire car using provided new rubber and gaskets as necessary

Painted car original Colorado Red, sanded smooth and buffed

Installed new Dayton 72 spoke wire wheels

Installed new Monza exhaust system

Installed new Moto-Lita 15” Wood Rim slotted spoke steering wheel

Installed new voltage regulator

Installed two new electric fuel pumps, with selection switch under steering column, for redundancy

Installed used MPH speedometer (odometer reading about 12,000 to 14,000) and drive gear to replace original KPH speedometer.

Corrosion coated inside of new fuel tank

Complete new trunk mats and liner

Pictures of restoration process and complete detailed notes available

Fourintune Sublet Installation

Interior using real leather for seats, rear squib and matching vinyl trim and matching wool carpet

Manufacture of matching top, tonneau cover and new side curtains with matching storage bag

New “Mini Garage” windshield/cockpit car cover (Austin Healey specific)

New car jack

New Spinner Lead Hammer with plywood spinner protector

New Optima battery (Installed in 2005)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1063305
  • Price:$78,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Lago Vista, Texas
  • Year:1960
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:3000
  • Exterior Color:Colorado Red
  • Interior Color:Tan/Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:37879
  • Convertible:Yes
  • VIN:HBT7L8512
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive