1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348

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1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible
Registration no. BAS 569 Chassis no. HBJ8-26348

£ 38,000 - 45,000
US$ 49,000 - 58,000
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible
Registration no. BAS 569
Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
*Original right-hand drive UK model
*Overdrive transmission
*Present ownership since 1989
*Only 681 miles covered in the last 30 years

Footnotes

  • Launched at the New York Motor Show in March 1959, the Austin-Healey 3000 retained the muscular good looks of its 100/6 predecessor while providing a useful increase in performance thanks to a larger-capacity version of the long-established C-Series engine. Over-bored to 2,912cc, the latter produced 124bhp, good enough for a top speed of 114mph with the optional hardtop in place. Otherwise, the car was much as before, though Girling front disc brakes were a welcome improvement. Introduced in 1961, the MkII in Convertible form brought improved practicality courtesy of a fixed foldaway top and winding windows. From now until the end of production the only 3000 model available would be the 2+2, the less popular two-seat version having been dropped.

    The 3000 MkIII with 148bhp engine appeared early in 1964, to be followed later in the year by the Phase II version with increased ground clearance. Top speed was now 121mph and the 0-60mph time dipped below 10 seconds. Despite the antiquity of the basic design, the big Healey remained as popular as ever, though increasingly stringent safety and emissions legislation meant that its days were numbered. Production ended in December 1967.

    Its accompanying BMIHT Certificate reveals that this MkIII was built in right-hand drive form for the UK market and sold new via A C Bulpin & Sons Ltd, Newton Abbott. The original colour scheme was Healey Blue with matching interior and hood, and the car left the factory in April 1964 equipped with wire wheels, adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, and an overdrive. 'BAS 569' was acquired by the current vendor in 1989 and has seen very little use over the course of the last 30 years, the recorded mileage rising from 19,199 in 1988 to only 19,880 today (see expired MoTs on file). No major works have been necessary, the Healey requiring only minor maintenance and the replacement of certain parts (radiator, sump, starter motor, etc) as evidenced by related bills on file. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, the car is offered with a V5 registration document.
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1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase I Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ8-26348
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