1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to
1967. It is the best known as the "big Healey" model. The car's
bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled
at BMC's MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG
models. During its production life, the car transitioned from an
open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2+2 option, to a
sports convertible. In 1963, 91.5 percent of all Austin-Healey 3000
cars were exported; mostly to North America. The 3-litre 3000 was a
highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies
in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by
As the writer for Classic Auto Mall I have the pleasure of driving
most cars. With a perchance for British sports cars, of course I
had to hop into this one!! I'll say it is a car that brings a smile
to your face as you go through the gears, has a great sound to it,
and has plenty of pep. Not a perfect concours car, but it has a
nice old school feel to it. Overall a really nice British Sports
Car with patina, and class. Read on further for much more
information, and you'll fall in love.
With a few chips in the original cream paint, (right front
headlight, right door) the paint has held up well. At the front of
the long bonnet, we see a smiling grille in very nice condition.
This is flanked by a headlight on either side, and chrome bezels
are presenting nicely. Same story with the hood scoop cover, dual
turn signal/parking lighting and bumper. Making our way back
straight rust-free steel panels are there, a few inconsistencies in
the gaps particularly at the doors, but nothing terrible. The
convertible top is in nice condition with the rear window showing a
bit of discoloration. Action of the top is smooth. On the rear
trunk area is a chrome luggage rack, and the rounded fenders which
make their way done to the rear bumper and sporting stacked dual
taillights/turn signals. Original spoke wheels with knockoff hubs
are seen on all 4 corners.
A swing of the door, and you'll notice a driver's door panel that
shows wear, and is loose, with a tear near the lower pocket. Some
tape repair has been done on the inside sill. 2 buckets with
stitching and cream piping make up the compartment, and these show
in good condition with a nice wear. Center bump carpet seems a
little faded and worn, with a gearshift that has a new boot. 2
small pattern matching jump seats are in the rear of this
compartment, and a small space behind them houses the convertible
top when in its down position. A nice wood burl dash houses Smiths
gauges which are showing in fair condition, with corrosion on the
out of line bezels, and the glue smudging on the gauge glass. Knobs
are original, and some wear on the wood on the shifter knob can be
seen. The upper padded part of the dash in black vinyl shows no
creaks, and a rear-view mirror perches atop it in the center.
An original inline 6-cylinder engine sits in a clean unrestored
engine bay. This is backed up by a 4 speed manual transmission with
the desirable overdrive transmission.
Slight surface rust can be seen, and an area of the frame has
undergone a well-done repair. Rustproofing is seen sprayed on.
Rockers are in good shape, and trunk is nice with an airbrushed
tire cover, and a rear mounted battery. Front disc, and rear drum
brakes are noted.
This wonderful car could be easily classified as a driver, as it is
mechanically sound, and looks nice. The car is correct, with some
areas needing attention to make it perfect. Btu in life how many
things actually are? Come by Classic Auto Mall and give this Healey
a spin, and you will have a smile on your face when you return!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.