1962 Austin-Healey 3000

Mk II BJ7

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Mileage 
    15 450 mi / 24 865 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    CH
  • Lot number 
    194
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue

Description

This Healey, like the majority of Austin Healey‘s, was exported in 1962 to the USA. When its original owner moved to Switzerland to start a new professional assignment, he took the roadster with him and the car was registered in the Canton of Geneva for the first time on 2nd of May 1970. Upon leaving Switzerland at 1976 he sold the car to a Body Shop in Monthey. Since the owner of this shop intended to keep the car for himself, he started a complete frame of restoration at the beginning of the 90s. In 1992 his interests had shifted, and he sold the Healey to the current owner. In the last 29 years the car was regularly driven and thoroughly maintained. Between November 2006 and January 2007 the engine and gearbox were both overhauled. Over the years the halfshafts and their bearings were either overhauled or replaced, the suspension completely overhauled and the interior and the soft top restored. With a heavy heart and with advancing years, the owner has now decided to sell the Austin Healey which successfully completed the latest Swiss Veteran MOT in June 2021.