|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1966||Healey Blue / Ivory White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 4 October 2011.
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2011-10-03 20:47:45 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 10/11
Manufacturer Austin Healey
Model 3000 MKIII
First Registered 1966
Registration No VBY 121E
Engine No 29K-RU-H/12242
Chassis No H-BJ8-L/37574
MOT Sep 2012
This beautifully preserved Austin Healey 3000 MkIII (1966) has never required a full restoration and has an authenticity rarely seen. It comes complete with comprehensive history going back to 1978.
The car was built in Abingdon for export to New York. It was then imported back to the UK in 1990 by Ian Arthur Rimmer from Bedford, who converted the car to right hand drive. It was later sold to a well known collector Roger James Hankinson (Northwich) who kept the car for 10 years, before it was purchased by the current owner in 2002.
The current mileage of 54,000 is believed to genuine. MOT certificates track the mileage from 43,267 in 1991 to 54,100 today. The comprehensive car history pack supports the conclusion that this car has required very little restoration, hence its remarkable authenticity.
Other than new carpets, the car interior and hood appear to be original and are in beautiful condition. The re-sprayed paintwork sparkles and there is no evidence of new body panels. The high level of preservation has been maintained over the last 20 years in temperature and humidity controlled garages.
In 2001, the engine and engine bay received a full photographic restoration to concurs standard. This included a full engine rebuilt and unleaded conversion by the well-known Healey specialists Denis Walsh of Staffordshire.
The car's previous owner briefly put the car on a private registration number between 1998 and 2001 (RJH 957), before it was returned to the original registration number by the current owner in 2002. This treasured car has been featured in the Healey Club magazine and will be sorely missed by its current owner.
Guide Price: £25000 to £30000