1965 Austin-Healey 3000

MKIII

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    93 774 mi / 150 915 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    H-BJ8/32551
  • Engine number 
    29K-RU-H/7118
  • Lot number 
    55187
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- A desirable home market, 'matching numbers' car

- Supplied new by Cogger & Hawkins Ltd of Aylesbury complete with wire wheels and overdrive

- Recently repainted and re-trimmed with 93,700 recorded miles

Unlike many Big Healeys we see these days, `APO 373C is a genuine matching numbers, home market example that came off line in July 1965 destined for the dealer Cogger and Hawkins of Aylesbury, Bucks. It was built with a considerable number of desirable factory-fitted options including: overdrive, wire wheels, adjustable steering column, tonneau cover, laminated windscreen and heater. Fifty two years on, and the mileage stands at an eminently credible (be it unwarranted) total of 93,700. In 2009 the car benefited from an overhaul of its twin SU carburettors and the installation of an electronic ignition system. The gearbox and overdrive unit were overhauled in 2016, and in recent times the Healey has been repainted in its current shade of Blue, retrimmed in Blue-piped Cream hide and treated to a fresh Blue mohair hood. Taking all these improvements into account, the vendor presently views the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, straight-six engine and manual four-speed gearbox as all being `very good' order, and is now selling the 3000 complete with Heritage certificate, and collection of invoices and old MOTs, plus a current MOT valid into March of next year.

The Austin-Healey 100 was the toast of the 1952 London Motor Show, from when the newcomer enjoyed steady development. The four-cylinder cars gave way to the 100-Six of 1956, which in turn was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. The final iteration was the 3000 MKIII, which was launched in October 1963 and mildly upgraded (Phase 2) in May the following year. The most powerful and luxurious of all the derivatives, it had lively performance courtesy of its 150bhp straight-six engine and featured such niceties as wind up windows and a walnut-veneer facia. 3000 production closed at the end of 1967 after 42,926 had been made, 17,712 of which were MKIIIs.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)