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Austin Healey: 3000 Leather

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Manufacturer: Austin Healey
Model: 3000
Year: 1959
Color: Black
Mileage: 2,235
Engine: LS1 V8
Trim: Leather
Interior Color: Black
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  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
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  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather
  • Austin Healey: 3000 Leather

First off. what you see here is NOT a resto-mod or hot-rodded 1959 Austin Healey 100. It is rather a new automobile. This car has redefined what the Big Healey might have become. Every detail is developed to perfection. every line a testament to the purity of the original design. Powerful. stiff and nimble. neutral handling. good brakes. comfortable seating.

As their final project. legendary TrackTech Enterprises have further developed the engineering of the classic. using the incredibly beautiful Donald Healey designed body combined with today's mechanics. It is a ground-up re-engineered. newly built car by a professional race car fabrication shop. still based on the (heavily reinforced) chassis of the Healey and maintaining the original steel/aluminium body panels. The idea was to eliminate all the issues the original car had - from grilled feet to stiff backs - from nose-heaviness to anemic power - and transform one of the most beautiful automotive creations of all times into a stunning driver that is docile on the road and mind-boggling on a track. Several automotive professionals drove the car and were nothing but amazed.

It has to be "the most beautiful Healey I have ever seen" (Russ Keep. Section Head. Austin Healey Club of America). Keith Deyer. former Chief Engineer GM Proving Grounds said: "This car handles better than many modern cars. It is very balanced and civilized. The breathtaking power is totally under control".

You may have seen the Jaguar E-Type segment on Top Gear. The original E-Type  wouldn't start but the Eagle Speedster became the most desirable car ever in the mind of Jeremy Clarkson. The Speedster costs 500. 00 Pounds. Or look at a Singer Porsche at a similar price tag. Now. a true Healey enthusiast will enjoy the same concept.

Data Sheet

 

Engine:




·       5. 7 litre (350 cui) aluminium Corvette LS1 engine. built from new block

·       Performance pistons and conrods

·       Head ported and large valves. stiffer valve springs

·       Edelbrook LS1 performance kit. consisting of:  #2116 camshaft. 750 cfm downdraft carburettor (Weber). intake manifold. ignition box (MSD)

·       Custom headers/exhaust with  equal length header pipes. ceramic coated inside-out

 

Gearbox:

·       Borg Warner T5 manual 5-speed (improved)

 

Rear Axle:

·       Mustang  with limited slip differential (from Multimatic race car)

 

Suspension:

·       Front - modified stock. fully adjustable

·       Rear - coils springs. adjustable

·       Corner-weight set up

 

Brakes:

·       Discs around (from Mustang)

·       Dual circuit

 

Wheels:

·       15" Dayton wire wheels

·       205/65-15 performance tires

 

Steering:

·       Rack and pinion (from Porsche)

 

Body:

·       All original steel/aluminium panels

·       Rotisserie restoration

·       Chassis altered. substantially stiffened and reinforced

·       Period-correct side louvers (factory competition alteration)

·       Rear section widened by 0. 5" at inside of fender (unnoticeable)

·       Extensive heat shielding to keep the interior cool

·       Detachable. paperclip style roll bar

·       Lexan windscreen. lowered and raked

·       Ram air intake with air filter. maintaining original bonnet

·       Canvas tonneau cover                                     

 

        

 

Interior:

·       Smiths instruments by Caerbont

Electronic tachometer and GPS-driven speedometer

·       Modified Moto Lita steering wheel. adjustable

·       Race car pedal setup

·       Original Healey trafficator

·       Modern seats yet period-looking (adjustable and comfortable!). German leather covered

·       Inertia 3-point seat belts plus removable 6-point driver's harness

·       Fully insulated/heat shielded carpeting

·       Heater

 

Data:

·       400+ HP

·       Curb weight 2. 20 lbs wet

·       49. 5/50. 5 weight distribution

·       Performance: not yet tested

 

2. 00 miles on the clock

 

 

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