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 2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. I 
 Left Hand Drive 
 1959 Old English White
 2013 Black
 Rest: Nice 
United KingdomUnited Kingdom

United Kingdom694YUE


Record Creation: Entered on 22 May 2013.


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2015-06-16 04:43:05 | AH Data writes:

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  • Engine Number was added: 29D-RU-H/2465
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    2013-05-21 21:28:39 | pauls writes:

    Car was at auction May 2013

    Auction description:
    International Trophy Sale
    1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk.I
    Lot No.: 329
    Registration: 694 YUE
    Chassis Number: HBT7l/1637
    Engine Number: Not Specified
    Number of cylinders: 6
    CC: 3000
    Year of Manufacture: 1959
    Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
    Sold for (£): Unsold
    The BT7 offered here today bears out the last sentence. A car with massive appeal to a wide audience, it 'cuts the look' be it at Goodwood, at Silverstone, at many of the countries club events, or on the school run. Originally built for the German market, chassis #1637 eventually landed in the USA where it spent a number of years before being repatriated to the UK in 1990 and sold for the princely sum of £6,500 by Kestrel Motors of Welshpool. In the succeeding years, the car was to undergo an extensive and enduring rolling restoration only truly reaching fruition in the past handful of months, and even then, it's been completed to a point from which a new owner can still add their personal touches to the finished article.

    The invoices, totalling many thousands of pounds begin to appear around 1990 and 1991. They begin with nominal charges from the likes of SC Parts in the several hundreds of pounds. They then progress to the likes of Denis Welch Racing, the Northern Healey Centre, AH Spares and eventually Cape International for all manner of parts, labour, sundries and expertise which have combined to produce what is now a very impressive driver's car. Passing through the hands of notable classic car enthusiasts including Roger Lowe and latterly Glen James, the car eventually passed to our vendor in 2011 who commissioned a £2,000 retrim and readied the car for occasional use with his family. Teenage sons with little interest in dad's old car and work commitments mean the Healey hasn't been the family vehicle he anticipated, therefore, after more than 20 years of restoration the opportunity to acquire the vehicle post all that headache and heartache has arisen.

    Resplendent in Olde English White coachwork with contrasting and tastefully trimmed black leather interior, this car is presented in what some might consider to be 'fast-road' spec. A Denis Welch Racing tuned engine with racing rocker cover, bumper-less body, stainless steel oversized exhaust and devoid of wet-weather gear, this capable 3.0 litre Healey hits all the right notes on the open road. Many bills, invoices, correspondence and supporting history accompany this car which is sold with heritage certificate, current MoT and UK V5C Registration.

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