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    52 468 mi / 84 440 km
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    Grey / Red
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Wimbledon Motor Co. supplied on 17/01/1961BN7Two-seatRoadster, one of the more rare and desirable Big HealeysTotal chassis up restoration with minimal use sinceMechanically enhanced, including balanced engine, triple Webers, uprated cooling and rebuilt centre-change gearbox with overdriveSuperb panel fit and attention to detail throughoutRebuilt to be used and enjoyed as Donald Healey intendedYour earliest inspection is encouraged and welcomedThe Austin Healey 3000 becameone of the best-known British classic cars of the 1950's and 1960's following spectacular success in international rallying and circuit racing. A development of the Austin Healey 100-6, itself born of the four-cylinder 100, the 3000 was launched in March 1959 and was a significant improvement on the earlier cars featuring front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard and a more powerful (124bhp) 2,912cc BMC C-Series engine, enablinga top speed of approximately 120mph. There was also a choice of 2-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles and this choice continued with the arrival of the Mk2 inMarch 1961.This stunning example dates from early 1961 and is one of only 17 right-hand drive, two-seat BN7s produced before the arrival of the MK2 in March. It is superbly finished in Gunmetal Grey over St. James Red, a fabulous colour combination that we all assumed was quite a recent creation, but whichturns out to have been a factory option in period.According to its BMIHTCertificate, the Healeywas delivered new toWimbledon Motor Works on January 17th1961 but, unfortunately, the early history of the car is unknownuntil,in 1981, the Big Healey was exported to the Netherlands.Thankfully it remained in right-hand drive and for the following25 years, the car was owned by aMr Cazemiruntil his passing, at whichtime the Healey was purchased by a Dutch restoration company. A full nut and bolt restoration was commenced by them with astunning body refurbishment and full mechanical overhaul includingsome desirable tweaks within the engine compartment, involving triple Webers, forged pistons, high-liftcamshaft, uprated water pump, enhanced cooling, rebuilt centre-change gearbox and overdrive, and I am sure, much more!It was at this point that our vendorpurchased the car which, for some reason, still required finishing. As a Dutchman living in the UK, he had the contactsto not only source the car in the first place but knew where to send the Healeyfor the finishing touches and so to Bill Rawles emporium it went. Here the car was finally prepared to the remarkable standard which it displaystoday.Series 3brakes anda servo were fitted, as were performance inlet and exhaust manifolds.The interior was totally retrimmed,a new hood and tonneau cover were sourced, all the external brightwork was re-chromed or replaced, and the whole effect was enhanced by a set of new chrome wire wheelsand a period-style wood-rimmed steering wheel. Now resplendent in its head-turning colour scheme with the performance to match, this Healey stands head and shoulders above the rest.Having never been on the open market in the UK until now, this is an opportunity not to be missed and your early inspection is invited. You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment. Lot 383 - 1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 BN7 2-Seaterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIRW7VAzVfw&list=PLpda0JQHP0SqBFMhPLG64ALbH042UjD__&index=23true

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