1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645
Lot 229
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Registration no. EAX 120B Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645
Sold for £26,450 (US$ 42,935) inc. premium

Lot Details
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570 Engine no. 29FRDH-1645
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Registration no. EAX 120B
Chassis no. HBJ7L-20570
Engine no. 29FRDH-1645

Footnotes

  • Of right-hand drive configuration but originally a left-hand drive model, this Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible was sold new to California in 1964, returning in 1971 to the UK where it was registered in Leicester as 'ERR 67J' to one Gifford William Carr. In October 1973 the Healey passed to a Mr Moon of Nottinghamshire and next to one Edward Giles of Devizes (date unrecorded). The last registered keeper listed on the accompanying buff logbook, Mr Giles appears to have retained the car until 1990 when Mr Reginald Salter of Cardiff purchased it via dealer Alan Ashmead. Mr Salter owned the car until March 2009 when it was sold at auction to the current vendor.

    During his ownership Mr Salter spent a considerable sum of money on the car with various specialists, primarily JME. Works carried out include fitting new rear springs, shock absorbers and fuel tank (1987); rebuilding the overdrive and fitting a new dashboard, dials and switches (1992). In 1997 the engine, gearbox and all body panels were removed to enable a full body and chassis restoration, including re-chroming of all brightwork. The gearbox was rebuilt in 2000 and a new clutch and electronic ignition fitted at the same time. In 2001 the car was completely rewired and re-trimmed, including a new hood and tonneau cover. An oil cooler, spin-off oil filter, electric cooling fan, 2" free-flow exhaust manifold and side-exit pipe were fitted in 2003, and then in 2004 the engine was completely rebuilt to 'MkIII' specification including a new crankshaft and MkIII cam. A complete front suspension rebuild was undertaken in 2006, including new springs, shock absorbers and king-pins, while a new steering box was fitted in 2007. Sadly, the entire history file was stolen (while in another car) but we understand that duplicate invoices will have been obtained from JME by time of sale.

    Used only for a few minor events by the current owner, this well maintained and sensibly upgraded Austin-Healey is described as in generally good condition and offered with V5C document.
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