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1961 Austin Healey 3000 MkII. Excellent "Big Healey" SEE VIDEO

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Last update: 09.06.2014

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Austin Healey
Model: 3000 MkII "Big Healey"
Year: 1961
Type: Convertible
Number of Doors: 2
Color: Red
Mileage: 89,572
Engine: 2.9 litre
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Healey
Interior Color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Austin Healey 3000 MkII. Excellent "Big Healey" SEE VIDEO Photo
  • 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MkII. Excellent "Big Healey" SEE VIDEO


1961 Austin Healey 3000 MkII. Excellent "Big Healey" SEE VIDEO





1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II

Listed on behalf of Monte Shelton Motors.

David Traver Adolphus said in his April. 2006 Hemmings Motor News review of the 3000 Mk II:

“With a profile drawn after WWII. the long hood. subtle door creases. rakish windshield and big-wheel. low-deck shape of the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II make a promise that the car delivers. It's an intersection of design and performance. of engineering and art that have made the Austin-Healey 3000 an object of desire for almost 50 years.

 The car was the result of a collaborative effort. initiated by Birmingham. England's. Austin in 1952. which was looking for a design that would sell well overseas. A proposal from Healey won out. and the 3000 took its name in 1959 when it gained a 2. 9-liter straight-six. The Mk II came along in mid-1961. differentiated from earlier models with a triple-carbureted straight-six engine. Breathing through a trio of SU HS4 carburetors and featuring a 9. 0:1 compression ratio. it made 132hp at 4. 50 rpm. and 167-lbs. ft. of torque at 3. 00 rpm.

 …The style. power and usability of the 3000 have led it to be called a "poor man's Aston-Martin. "  Pitted against smaller British favorites such as the Triumph TR3A and MGA. the Mk II excels in both appearance and performance.

 …With its unbeatable combination of style. power and grace. the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II has little direct competition today. If you want top-down European motoring. in a substantial and energetic car. it's one of your finest choices. ”

 

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This particular car is a late-1961 model that was delivered and first titled early in 1962 as a “1962”. It has been collector-owned for many years. The current owner has recently spent in excess of $12. 00 in service. Including correct rebuilding of the triple SU carburetors. full engine service. brakes. new stainless steel exhaust system. aluminum finned oil pan. and paint work that makes the car truly shine both inside and out. All receipts are available. The engine runs beautifully with no smoke or unusual noises. All gauges work and register accurately. The car is great on the road. with tight suspension and nimble handling. The overdrive transmission makes touring a pleasure. Interior is excellent in keeping with the car. Also includes tools. jack. zippered tonneau. black canvas top with side curtain/windows and heater for year-round enjoyment. The body is straight and rust-free. Newer tires and refinished 60-spoke knock-off wire wheels. Please see photos. If you’re looking for a wonderful "Big Healey" for upcoming summer touring or show. this is the one.

A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its quality. Please bid accordingly.  

WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS. WORLDWIDE.

Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!

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Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable. per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U. S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner. with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.


Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment. unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland. Oregon area with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south. and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading.


Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously. with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected. but description will be based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason. the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted. cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. By participating in this auction. the bidder agrees to these terms.


Charvet Classic Cars is not a dealership or brokerage. I simply assist sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998. and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions. you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. Thank you - David Charvet


You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site. or call me at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.


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