By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664

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Lot 412
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster
Registration no. 694 RPE Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664

Sold for £ 43,700 (US$ 54,758) inc. premium
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster
Registration no. 694 RPE
Chassis no. HBT7/11751
Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664

Footnotes

  • A progressive development of the preceding 100/6, the Austin-Healey 3000 was launched in March 1959. Improvements to the 3000 included a slightly enlarged (to 2,912cc) version of the C-Series six-cylinder engine and Girling disc brakes up front, a development greeted with enthusiasm by devotees of this muscular British sports car. Breathing through twin SU carburettors, the revised power unit produced 124bhp at 4,600rpm; top speed - with the optional hardtop fitted - increased to 115mph with 60mph reachable in a little over 11 seconds. Like the 100/6, the 3000 was available in two-seater (BN7) and 2+2 (BT7) guises and came with wire wheels and adjustable front seats as standard.

    A BT7 2+2 model, this Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I was acquired by the late Mr Judkins in November 2004. The previous owners, the Carpenter family of Newton Abbot, had commissioned the nearby workshops of Colin Groom Vehicle Restorers to undertake a comprehensive restoration. Colin is an ex-employee of the Donald Healey Motor Company so knows his way around Healeys. Supported by the photographic record on file, works included a complete strip down to the bare body and chassis, followed by a detailed rebuild. The engine did not require rebuilding but the rest of the drivetrain, suspension and brakes were overhauled. The restoration was completed circa 2000 and the car remains in immaculate condition.

    The bright red paintwork is generally very well applied, with only a couple of cosmetic blemishes noted, while the brightwork too is fresh with only slight wear noticed on the windscreen surround. The body is straight with good panel fit and shut lines, although an almost invisible shallow dent to the near side front wing was noticed. The black interior is generally very good, save for a slight tear to the rear trim. Although the car was not driven, it manoeuvred well during the photo session, its engine having started readily and sounding healthy. A hood and hood irons, drop-in side screens and tonneau cover come with the car together with sundry spares to include a period steering wheel, three wheels/tyres and some lights.

    A neighbour recalls going to Le Mans with Healey Drivers Club member Mr Judkins on one occasion, and the two (2006/2008) Exmoor Run rally plaques are testament to Mr Judkins' enjoyment of '694 RPE'.

    The odometer reading at the time of inspection was 47,541 miles and previous readings from the MoT certificates on file suggest the car has covered circa 3,000 miles since 2007. The comprehensive history file contains the aforementioned photographs; V5C registration document; current (issued end April 2015) and past MoTs; latter day sundry servicing receipts; suppliers and restoration invoices; owner's handbook; and a recently issued BMIHT Certificate confirming the car as an original right hand drive home market car, finished in Colorado Red and sold new via Wimbledon Motors of London.
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By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
By order of the executors of the late Roger Judkins,1960 Austin-Healey 3000 'Mark I' Roadster   Chassis no. HBT7/11751 Engine no. 29D/RU/H20664
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