What makes an ideal classic British sports car? There can be many
answers. However, let's consider some attributes that you may
desire. � Purity of a true roadster side curtain body, no heavy
windows to break the style. � The smoothness and sound that can
only come from a straight six engine � Enough power to run with
modern traffic � Overdrive gearbox for relaxed cruising at higher
speeds � 2+2 seating to share the experience with children or
sideways sitting friends � Chrome wire wheels � Something beautiful
to behold, setting in your drive or going down the road � Fully
sorted and ready to enjoy If those criteria match yours, the answer
list has become much shorter. This beautiful Austin Healey 3000 Mk
1 is clearly on that short list. It is indeed a well sorted car
having seen regular summer use in recent years and owned and cared
for by an engineer who is also a classic car professional. Perhaps
the most important consideration of any classic sports car is
condition of the body work and frame. Rust is the nemesis of most
old cars and body and paint work is the most expensive undertaking
to make right. So number one, make sure it's right when you buy it.
We invite a close inspection of this Austin Healey. It has a solid
frame and solid body and properly cared for will continue to have
for many years to come. Although mechanical maintenance and repair
on these cars is quite affordable, this one is set to go now. The
engine starts easily and its excellent oil pressure attests to a
strong bottom end. It runs without any bad noises or smoke or
overheating that portends of potential problems. The brakes and
steering inspire confidence. The transmission shifts well and a
smooth clutch adds to the driving experience. The interior is a mix
of old and new but nothing of the old exhibits excessive wear. This
is a car to drive and enjoy. It might not win a Concours but you
can drive it 500 miles to a show and not worry about getting there
and back. We welcome you to see, inspect, and experience driving
this car. Our shop and showroom is located just a mile from the St.
Louis airport. We will happily accommodate third party inspections
as well. For more information, call or text Mike at 573-579-4617 or
email to [email protected] Thank you for considering It's
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