|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. II|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1961||Colorado Red / Bright Red|
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2011-07-29 17:37:44 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 1/11
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII
Consignment # 9002
The 1961 Austin-Healey 3000MkII offered here has recently been restored to exacting standards and has been driven only a few hundred test miles since completion. It is finished in a luxurious black livery with matching black interior. The owner states that it drives as a "Big Healey" should and has the distinctive Healey exhaust sound. The triple carburetor 3000 MK II is the rarest of the Healeys as it was only offered from early in 1961 through the middle of 1962.
2013-06-09 18:47:51 | pauls writes:
Car to return to auction in the UK 6/13
Sale Date: 15th June 2013
Lot Number: 20
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII 2+2
Estimate: (£) 36,000 - 40,000
Reg Number: 357 UXM
Chassis Number: HBT714215
Engine Number: 29EUH153
Body Colour: Red
Trim Colour: Red
MOT ExpiryDate: April 2014
This notably smart-looking 1961 BT7 started life as a left-hand drive model destined for personal export to Canada - the desirable specification included wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column and a laminated windscreen. Following repatriation in 2005, '357 UXM' was reportedly treated to an extensive 'nut and bolt' restoration, during which nigh-on all components are understood to have been refurbished or renewed and the car converted to right-hand drive. The 'Big' Healey was also uprated in the following respects: the cylinder head was reworked and tuned to run on lead-free fuel; the engine was balanced and equipped with a fast road camshaft, pair of HD8 SU carburettors (as per the BJ8), Denis Welch tubular exhaust manifold and a silencer with twin 2-inch tail pipes. Other modifications included the fitting of a diaphragm clutch, type 16 brake callipers plus servo (as per the BJ8) and amber-coloured rear flasher units for added safety.
The Healey has apparently only been driven in dry conditions since the completion of the restoration and covered just 1000 miles in the eight years concerned. The rest of the time it has been stored in an appropriate environment, as a result the vendor views the bodywork, paintwork and interior trim as "immaculate", the 2912cc six-cylinder engine as being in "excellent condition", and the overdrive gearbox as "as new". Supplied with hood in excellent condition, refurbished side screens and tonneau cover supplied new in 2005. This desirable classic 2+2 is finished in eye-catching Colorado Red and trimmed in Red leather, and comes complete with MOT and tax valid until the end of April 2014. There remains a ready market for good Healey 3000s and it is hard to imagine '357 UXM' failing to find a suitable new home.