Lot 160 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I

Lot 160 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I

Lot 160 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I

Lot Number 160
Registration 856 UYT
Chassis Number HBT7L8739
Engine Number 29D-RU-H/13379
Odometer reading 21,519 miles
Estimate £36,000 - £40,000

The Austin Healey 3000 was introduced in March 1959 and was the replacement for the 100/6 model. The new car featured an enlarged 2,912cc version of Austin's six-cylinder engine with twin SU carburettors and Girling front disc brakes offering excellent performance resulting in the model becoming a great success. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies during its heyday and also ran at Le Mans during that period; as such, it is still used in competition by enthusiasts today.

Repatriated to the UK in 2016 and registered as 856 UYT with the DVLA, this lefthand drive Austin Healey is in delightful condition throughout. The bodywork is exceptionally tidy with no dents or corrosion and the black leather trim is also in very good order. Described as being in very good order mechanically, it is fitted with a five-speed Supra gearbox, however the original gearbox is supplied with the car. The fastidious vendor has had a new hood and tonneau cover fitted together with a new set of tyres. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a heritage certificate and a current MoT test certificate, together with a comprehensive history folder including bills and invoices from when the car was in the U.S., this matching numbers Austin Healey 3000 is ideal for using locally or long distance touring.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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