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 HBT7L5587 9 December 1959
 26 November 1959 United States
 1961 Bright Red
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 Original Saint Pierre
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Record Creation: Entered on 4 May 2011.

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"


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2012-06-07 15:20:51  |  AH Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Top Color was added: black
  • Car Condition was added: Nice driver
  • Note About Originality was added: 1
  • Replacement Engine was added: original
  • Replacement Gearbox was added: Original
  • Current Color was added: bright red
  • Current Interior was added: black
  • Current City was changed from Tampa to Saint Pierre
  • Current State was changed from Florida to Charente Maritime
  • Current Country was changed from United States to France
  • Last Seen was changed from 2011 to 2012

  • 2012-10-09 14:11:33  |  AH Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: 5829
  • Engine Number was added: 29D-RU-H/6686
  • Factory Paint Color was added: ivory white
  • Factory Interior Color was added: black
  • Factory Top Color was added: black
  • Original Distributor was added: Jacksonville
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Car Condition was changed from Nice driver to Work in progress
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1959
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 12
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 09
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1959
  • Factory Build Month was added: 11
  • Factory Build Day was added: 26


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    Detail Photos: Other (2)

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    2011-05-04 13:23:56  |  Lofty writes:

    Sold on ebay.com may 1. 2011 by glongthermo for US$ 25201.

    Up for auction is a fun to drive 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK 1 BT7. I'm a hobbyist who has bought several cars on Ebay and I understand the difficulty in buying a vehicle sight unseen so I'll try to be as descriptive as possible. My Healey runs strong, shifts well (clutch is a bit spongy-may have air in the lines), and although it tracks fine the front end needs to be rebuilt as the suspension is loose. It's the kind of vehicle that I enjoy driving as it is by no means perfect but is very presentable, has that beautiful throaty Healey sound, has never left me stranded and won't break the bank. The paint is glossy but has several imperfections, the boot lid has apparently had rust at the lower edge as there is filler in that area and does not latch properly (expect to replace the boot lid if looking to restore) but otherwise the car appears to be sound. The driver's door has a pronounced gap when latched, I'm not sure if the car has been hit in that area or if it's a door alignment issue. The outrigger has never been compromised so if it was hit it could not have been severe. It has never run hot and the oil pressure pumps ups as intended. I have purchased several items that have never been installed including a trafficator which was in great shape when I bought it but my 10 year old son dropped it and cracked the inner bezel (see photo), a steering wheel which has a couple of small cracks but is very presentable, and a speedometer and oil/temp guage. I have included several photos of the undercarriage which appears very sound. When I bought the car the top was in great shape, I've not had it up since and can only assume it is still as it was when purchased.

    I've owned the Healey for about 6 years and have really enjoyed it but it's time to thin out the herd a bit. I'm moving to the Panhandle of Florida and my new place has less garage space. If you have any questions please ask and I'll be happy to answer.

    You can see video and hear it run at: www.youtube.com/watch

    2012-06-07 06:18:12  |  Marc writes:

    Just great!

    2012-10-09 03:06:53  |  Marc writes:

    Under restoration

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