1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III  Chassis no. HB-J8L 38566

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Lot 213
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III
Chassis no. HB-J8L 38566

€ 32,000 - 36,000
US$ 35,000 - 39,000
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III
Coachwork by BMC

Chassis no. HB-J8L 38566
The 'big' Austin-Healey was a most influential car whose looks have never been surpassed. Two were bought by Nissan (Datsun) who used them as reference when developing the 240Z. BMW has been candid that the Big Healey inspired some of the styling of some of its own recent sports cars.

The Big 'Healey was a good all-round competition car, but an outstanding rally car in a period more diverse than rallying has become. There were several outright wins in such as the Alpine and Liège-Rome-Liège Rallies, where endurance combined with speed was of the essence, and countless class wins in rallies of all types.

The Italian registered example we offer is ASI homologated so an Italian purchaser would have no shortage of opportunities to use it in home events should they choose. It is a left hand drive car, finished in red over cream, with black upholstery and chromed wire wheels and luggage rack. The odometer reads 57,055 kms, and the vendor describes its condition as 'very good' on every count, much money having been lavished on it. Ideal transport for the coming summer.

La "grande" Healey a été d'une très grande influence et son design n'a jamais été surpassé. Nissan (Datsun) en acheta deux pour développer la 240Z, et BMW a avoué qu'elle a inspiré le design de certains modèles de sport récents. La Healey était également une bonne voiture de compétition et une excellente voiture de rallye.

Le modèle que nous proposons ici est homologué ASI: un acheteur italien aurait donc tout le loisir de l'utiliser en compétition. Conduite à gauche, peinture rouge sur crème, sellerie noire et jantes à rayons chromés, le compteur affiche 57'055 km et la voiture est immatriculée en Italie. Le vendeur la décrit comme étant "en très bon état" à tous points de vue et déclare avoir dépensé sans compter pour elle. La voiture idéale pour cet été.
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