HEALEY 3000 MK111 MKF251F
was bought new by my neighbour for his son on August 27th. 1967 from
the local Voss (British Leyland dealer) for a 21st. birthday
The car was
wax oiled from new and cherished by the son until he married and started a
family of his own. He re wax oiled the car all over and put it into a well
ventilated, heated, dark garage under his house in 1980.
The car has not been
taxed since this date and was MOT’d locally in 1984 when the mileage was
recorded at 29074.
always wanted the car and the family agreed to let me buy it when the owner
The car is a
time warp and exactly as it left the factory on the 18th. August
1967, with the exception of new sills fitted in 1984. The spare tyre, a Dunlop
Road Speed R55, is unused and the four road tyres are late seventies Michelin
XAS all in excellent condition.
trim has the famous MkIII “Chrome” piping and as the car has been stored with
the roof up, out of the sunlight and in the ventilated dark garage, the whole
of the interior and the hood are just like new.
I bought the
car in March 2019 and had it transported to a motorsport preparation specialist
who recommissioned it.
It has had
the fuel system replaced, the carburettors rebuilt and properly set up with a
Filter King fitted and an electronic fuel pump. The ignition system has been
totally replaced and the brakes totally overhauled with new discs, calipers,
slave and master cylinders, new servo and new hoses. The cooling system has
been flushed and all hoses replaced. A new exhaust system has been fitted. The
car is now reliable and runs like a dream. I have covered about 250 miles
work has had the wax oil removed revealing near perfect paintwork which with a little
more effort could be described as “Show condition”, but how far do you go with
this unique original Healey?
I have known
the car from new and have all the history the family could find including the
original invoice, the last MOT and invoice, the original Driver’s handbook,
service voucher wallet and a workshop manual.
I also have
all the bills for my recent expenditure and have obtained a Heritage
mileage is 29328.