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Monday 6 September 2021

1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III - H&H Auctions Imperial War Museum Sale Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR 8th September 2021


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H&H Auctions
Imperial War Museum Sale
Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
8th September 2021

Registration No: N/A
Chassis No: HBJ838058
Guide Price: £50,000-£60,000


Just 1 owner and 98,083 miles from new
Offered with a collection of invoices and old MOT's
Original owners handbook and workshop manual

PLEASE NOTE: The registration plate shown is not included in the sale

An extremely rare find in having been enjoyed by just one owner from new, this desirable UK home market Healey 3000 registers 98,083 miles and is finished in its original shade of blue. Purchased new in 1966 from University Motors, London, it was originally registered ‘LYT353D’ as shown on the accompanying copy of its original logbook and used as everyday transport. Retaining its original panels, it has been more recently registered under a cherished mark which is not included in the sale. Recent expenditure in April 2021 includes renewed rear brake cylinders, replacement of a brake hose, bleeding of the braking system and an MoT test. An anti-roll bar bracket was also fitted to the off-side front. The invoice for this work is contained in the history file in addition to an original driver’s handbook, workshop manual and a collection of invoices. A one-owner example is most unusual to find these days and aspiring owners of this iconic model should not be disappointed with the car we are pleased to present here. The vendor currently grades the engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘Good’.

The 3000 MKI was introduced in March 1959, powered by a 2912cc version of BMC's C-Series straight-six developing some 124bhp and 167lbft of torque, and could be had in a two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 seater (BT7) configurations. Progressively improved through MKII and MKIIa guises, the arrival of the ultimate MKIII BJ8 came in October 1963. Boasting a centre console, proper convertible hood, wood veneer dashboard, redesigned exhaust system and wind-up windows, the 2+2 seater BJ8 proved a comfortable and fast grand tourer. With the engine, output boosted to 148bhp and 165lbft of torque thanks to a new camshaft and better valve springs etc, its reputed 124mph top speed was accessed via a four-speed manual gearbox.

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