Posted: Thursday, 14 September 2023 @ 08:19
New Listing! Unrestored 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7 | USA
Unrestored with 17,000 original miles.
Original engine & drive train, suspension, paint, upholstery, carpets, chrome, tires, wheels, top....all as delivered from factory.
Multiple show winner in Preservation Class, but also in Concours, where it stands up well against fully-restored vehicles.
Includes original factory hardtop, radio, side curtains, boot, tonneau cover and tool kit.
Spare set of 60-spoke wheels/tires for road use; however, the original 48-spoke wheels and Road Speed tires - still holding air - can be used for shows and the original spare has never been on the ground.
Have all history including heritage certificate, owner's manual and shop manual.
Probably the most presentable, original Healey on the planet.
Photos are current.
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1961 Austin Healey Sprite MK1 Frogeye | UK
- Colour: Leaf Green
- 1275cc Engine and Gear Box, Front Discs, 3.7 Diff. Steel Bonnet.
- Also supplied with Original 948cc Engine, Gear Box and ¼ S.U’s.
- 4.22 Diff and Front Drum Brakes.
- Dynamo with Angle Drive and many more spares.
- Proudly owned for 52 years.
- This car has been used regularly.
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Austin Healey Sprite MK1 Frogeye | UK
Owned for 11 years, attended the MaSc Spridget 50th and Spridget 60th. My car is well known in the club and is very reliable. (A puncture is just about all I can recall which halted my progress once).
Never raced or rallied by me but has been on lots of club runs and exhibitions etc. It is one of the very original cars without the late 1958 suspension mods.
The car is not a £30k concourse car although it’s very presentable. It is my fun car and retains a restored 950cc engine and gearbox – no problems with that combination.
Still has drum breaks all round. I replaced the rear half shaft bearings with sealed ones.
It has a soft top with restored side screens, tonneau (which could do with a bit of sewing but very usable as is) It is fitted with a 1960 windscreen (to prevent leaks when soft top is used!) it’s economical, had a recent oil change (engine and gearbox ) serviced (by me) regularly.
I have not got around to fitting the inner trim in the footwells but I have all the red vinyl ready to do it. No carpets – no problem when it rains!
A later reliable MG Midget electronic Rev counter is fitted, Speedo is original and seems to be calibrated well when compared with GPS. Under dash 12v socket fitted for that.
The car has just had a new fuel tank and sender unit. There is no rust except maybe a bit of surface rust, it’s very clean underneath. Its very lightweight having both a good quality fibreglass bonnet and rear clip (hard to tell it’s not steel).
I have fitted 2 4-point seat belt harnesses this year. Daughter insisted so I could take grandson as navigator!
1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 | UK
PSD 736 is an original right-hand drive home market Healey 3000 supplied new by Dick Bros Limited of Kilmarnock and has remained in the UK throughout its life.
After several owners it was used in sprints and hill-climbs (as well as everyday transport) including the @quot;Rest and be Thankful.@quot;
In late 2007 the car was subject to a substantial restoration involving a new chassis and the inner body tub professionally restored by the Northern Healey Centre. The body has an aluminium bonnet and boot lid – the former louvered, side vents, flared arches and Works-style cut-away front wings. It has a rollover bar, a Works-style hardtop and a hood.
The engine has been completely rebuilt and is currently producing around 190bhp. It has forged +60 thou pistons, lightened flywheel and a fully balanced bottom end. It has an alloy ‘works' cylinder head, a DWR 1 camshaft with vernier pulley, triple HD6 SU carburetors on a DWR manifold, electronic ignition and an extractor exhaust manifold with side-exit system. There is a high torque starter motor and an alternator conversion.
The engine is connected to a Toyota Supra five-speed manual gearbox which transmits to the wheels via a 3.54 differential ratio. The engine is very smooth, has oodles of grunt and sounds fabulous. The five-speed box has a lovely change and enables you to get the best out of the engine and with its fifth gear and tall diff ratio allows easy high-speed cruising.
In line with its performance, the suspension and brakes have been uprated. The steering has been converted to rack and pinion for greater precision offset trunnion bushes, roller bearing trunnions, uprated anti-roll bar telescopic dampers and DWR springs at the rear. The rear brakes are standard whereas the fronts have been changed to four-piston Wilwood calipers with braided hoses. The wheels are ‘knock-on' aluminium Minilite style. The interior features Paddy Hopkirk rally seats and a Moto Lita steering wheel as part of an older re-trim in contrasting dark blue vinyl.
The car has a superb history file including the original buff logbook and heritage certificate. Often upgrades on a car such as this can detract from the driving experience by being too extreme, too track inspired to make road driving pleasurable. This Healey is quite the opposite. Years of fine tuning and development has resulted in a car that is a superb road car that handles, rides, steers, stops and of course, goes fabulously.
I've owned the car for the last 7 years, the previous owner owned it for 28 years. It's a lovey reliable Healey (I've put a new exhaust on, changed a suspension bush and replaced a fuel pipe during my 7 years of ownership).
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