This spectacular, show standard, collection quality Austin Healey 3000 MKII BT7 is in outstanding condition. This matching numbers Austin Healey is still in its supplied colour of Colorado Red with Red trim and Black hood. The car was built between the 25th and 29th May 1961, despatched on the 2nd June 1961 for Personal Export Delivery to Canada. The Healey was supplied new with wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column and laminated windscreen.
Following re-patriation in 2005, the Austin Healey was subject of an extensive nut and bolt restoration where all parts were re-conditioned or replaced in order to take the car to the highest of standards. The ‘Big’ Healey engine was balanced and equipped with a fast road camshaft, the cylinder head re-worked and tuned to run on unleaded fuel, a pair of HD8 SU carburettors were fitted and a Denis Welch tubular exhaust manifold and silencer with twin 2 inch tail pipes was fitted to the car. Further upgrades included a diaphragm clutch and Type 16 brake calipers and servo. From completion of the rebuild to selling to the last owner in 2013, the Healey covered just 1000 miles, all in dry weather.
The Austin Healey has spent six years in a wonderful collection and in this time has covered a further 1700 miles taking the mileage since rebuild to 2700. The car has been enjoyed over summer months and has proven completely reliable for short and longer distance runs. In the region of £2500 has been spent on maintenance and improvements to include front suspension camber kit, electronic ignition, uprated rotor arm, new brass heater tap, new brake pad retainer pins, new alloy top rocker cover and gasket, new ignition leads and throttle linkage. The meticulous previous owner has kept the car in show condition and ensured it is always in a position to be taken out and driven in good weather.
The body colour bright red chassis is in stunning condition, the bodywork and paint is first class. The chrome work is excellent throughout, painted wire wheels are as new, the weather equipment is excellent and the engine bay superbly detailed. The leather upholstery is of an exceptionally high standard, carpets, door cards and the desirable early dash and gauges are all in beautiful condition. This MKII Healey is truly top class in every respect and finding a relatively older restoration in such top class order could prove very difficult. The car can be driven, toured and enjoyed with absolute confidence. On the road this car is powerful with its slightly upgraded engine offering wonderful performance and that fantastic exhaust note. The four speed gearbox is perfect to use, the overdrive comes in and out smoothly. The car drives superbly with excellent handling and braking. With its matching numbers, original colours provenance, outstanding show level rebuilt condition and being the ever increasingly desirable MKII model with rear seats and overdrive, this really is a top class car to own and enjoy.