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1966 Austin Healey 3000

Sale price: $US $26,766.66 make an offer

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Manufacturer: Austin Healey
Model: 3000
Year: 1966
Type: Convertible
Color: Old English White
Mileage: 109,000
Engine: Inline Six
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Austin Healey 3000 for sale

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1966 Austin Healey MK3

Before we go into the details of the 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII in this eBay auction. we want to give you a little history of this genre from a historical perspective.   The 3000 MK3 was considered the most powerful and luxurious of all the big Healeys and even came with a standard walnut veneer dash. wind up windows and 150 h. p. engine.   It is interesting to note that the added power came from a new camshaft. valve springs. twin SU 2” HD8 carburetors and a newly designed exhaust system.   Servo-assisted brakes were also standard.   0-60 time was great improved.

 

Here at MissChiTown where we are a service that help private collectors who want to market their collector vehicles. we are also car collectors and have driven many Austin Healey 3000s.   While we love the style of a roadster with side curtains. you will soon find that they are very impractical when the weather changes unexpectedly during a tour.   Roll up windows become a true luxury at that point!  We also want to make note that since the Austin Healey designed in 1959 and continuing to the 1966 Austin Healey in this auction. we must say that the design for all these Austin Healey sports cars must be considered one of the most iconic and beautiful designs for any sports car ever made.   The improvements each year of production on these Austin Healeys really show up.   While the Austin-Healey Mark I's were more of a rough ride and were not practical for cruising for more than an hour or so on the road. the Mark III with all the mechanical and interior improvements proves to be a fantastic tour car that can be easily enjoyed on any tour.  


Serious bidders are encouraged to call 847-774-4857 between 10:00 a. m. and 10:00 p. m. CST


The following information is from the private seller's own words and as you will read. this is a car that has been greatly loved.

 

Confirmed history:   Vehicle's build date is 8th & 9th Sept 1966.   Dispatch date 16 Sept 1966 and shipped to San Francisco. California. USA.    Vehicle was imported into Canada 28th Feb 1989.   Given the mileage it appears that the vehicle was in storage from import date to 05 July 2001 when it was purchased by me with 84000 miles showing on the odometer.


The car is a solid and reliable driver level car.   Car has been resprayed once to a non-factory Old English White.   As per the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate the original colour was Healey blue with blue interior.   The car/chassis number. engine number. body number and ignition key number match the factory record (BMIHT certificate). To my knowledge. the car has never been taken completely apart nor restored.   There is no indication of chassis or body repair caused by corrosion or crash damage. All consumable and replacement parts have been purchased and or rebuilt with the view of being as original as possible with the exception of the radio. Interior is original with minor wear.   Car has been maintained to a high level under my ownership. I have driven the car on average 1400 miles per summer of ownership with 80 % highway driving.   Current mileage is 108000 miles.

 

Recent work (spring 2016)

Install uprated radiator with 25% increase in cooling capacity. Valves adjusted. Oil and filter. Chassis / suspension grease and transmission oil changed. Install Optima yellow top battery. Compression readings.   142. 143. 142. 138. 144. 150 psi.  An appraisal was also done at this time with an overview of the current condition of the car.

 

Modifications as follows:

3. 54 rear differential ratio. High torque starter motor.  Spin on oil filter.  Conversion to negative ground. Alternator installed.  Electronic ignition.  Electronic SU fuel pump. Headlamp upgrade. Lempert wooden steering wheel.

 

All original parts go with the vehicle and the above noted modifications can be easily converted back to original if so desired.


In my opinion. the value in this car is that it gives you the option of simply driving the car for many more miles or it's a good candidate for a minor or major restoration.


If you are looking for one of the most beautifully designed sports car that is highly practical. comfortable and exciting to drive this could be just the car for you!  Don't forget the convenient roll up windows for inclement weather and the easy top down for convertible cruising.   This is not only a beautiful design but a true joy to drive on a warm. summer night on a twisty road.   Here at MissChiTown we are true enthusiasts of the Austin Healey 3000. not only of its design but of the powerful little engine and the way that it handles.   This is a car that you can bid to win and be happy you did!

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