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1959 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 Ground Up Restoration For Sale

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  • £69,995 As stated
  • 1959
  • Earby, Barnoldswick
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Price £69,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin Healey
Model 3000
  Mk1 BT7
Year 1959
Country UK
Region Lancashire
Town Earby, Barnoldswick
Telephone 07540 334944
Status Trade
Date 18-Aug-2020
Ref C1237352
Fully Restored Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 1959 (BT7)

Hi Spec Classic Cars are proud to offer this stunning 1959 Austin Healey for sale which has been expertly restored by experienced & knowledgeable individuals.

If you are satisfied with a tired classic car in fair condition & that may be reliable enough for occasional use then this car is not for you. If you want reliability, appreciate outstanding build quality, stunning looks & a classic that has been rebuilt to a higher standard/spec than when it originally left the factory then please read on!

Car History
The updated & improved BT7 was developed & introduced by Austin Healey & superseded the previous & successful 100/6 Healey.

This BT7 paperwork confirms that this beauty was completed at the Abington Factory on the 24th-26th November 1959. The car like 95% of production was destined for the North American market & shipped to a dealer in St Louis, Missouri.
After 59 years out in the States & with 78,000 miles showing on the odometer, this Big Healey has been shipped back & reunited to its original roots.

Paperwork confirms that this fantastic example retains its original & correct matching engine, chassis & body numbers. The car has now undergone a total restoration, entirely dismantled & stripped down to the very last nut/bolt. In order to keep the car as original as possible, where feasible, existing parts have been painfully restored & repaired. Existing parts that could not be salvaged & brought in line with our high standards have been replaced sympathetically.

Bodywork/Chassis
In 1959 the original car left the Abington factory in Ivory White with black hood & black trim. The fully striped bodywork & chassis has been bead blasted, treated, repaired as necessary & then re-assembled & after weeks of body preparation carefully repainted in a stunning & iconic metallic Healey Blue. This Healey is as immaculate underneath as it is on top.

Engine
The engine has been fully dismantled, with the stripped cylinder head converted to unleaded compatibility with new valves, valve seats seals etc. The engine block, cylinder head & all the engine parts being thoroughly cleaned by dipping & ultrasonic cleaning to ensure that oil/waterways in the block & cylinder head are spotless.
Every part has then been checked, crack tested as necessary, with suspect parts replaced before re-assembling. As you would expect, to maintain high standards, brand new pistons, piston rings, thrust washers, main bearings, timing chain & tensioner have been fitted. The cylinder re-bored to +0.010”, crankshaft re-ground and along with other work carried out, the engine can now be considered to be back to zero mileage.

Gearbox
In keeping with the rest of the car the original gearbox & overdrive have also been fully dismantled, cleaned, checked, serviced/reassembled by a very well respected & experienced historic gearbox specialist.

Rear Axle
The rear axle & differential were dismantled, cleaned and assembled using new parts as required
Steering & Braking
Steering & braking systems have been full dismantled & completely overhauled.

Wheels
Brand new chrome wire rims have been provided & fitted with new suitable period tyres. The original refurbished spinners have been retained.

Interior & Brightwork
The interior upholstery has been professionally re-trimmed to a very high standard using top quality navy blue leather & navy carpet ensuring that the material & colours used are as close as possible to the original ones used at the time of production.
The original exterior trim has been polished & re-chromed to a very high standard with new brightwork added only when necessary
The hood, side screens & windscreen glass have also all been replaced.

Electrics
All electrical components have either been overhauled or replaced with new items including a complete new braided wiring harness.
All gauges have been stripped, checked & fully reconditioned with the speedometer mileage reset to zero to bring it in line with the rebuilt engine.
Fuel System
A new fuel tank has been fitted along with new fuel lines, new fuel pump. The original carburettors have been dismantled, cleaned & fully reconditioned.


Upgrades
Typically, with the Big Healey’s renowned Sports Pedigree, many owners were motoring enthusiasts & keen to make improvements to their cars, often looking to enhance performance or personize their pride & joy. During this rebuild consideration has been given to resolve common & well documented Healey issues with sympathetic upgrade introduced to improve & retain the car’s personized originality. For example the following upgrades have been introduced along with many others.
Halogen Head Lights
Aluminium Radiator & electric coolant fan
Reinforced & improved Chassis (to negate common Healey issues)

The car is currently 95% complete & we expect the car to be finished very soon. Due to the build quality we do not anticipate any problems however we prefer to test drive the car to ensure that there are no issues, rattles or niggles & will carry out this shakedown to ensure that the new owner has trouble free motoring!

The car is currently held under a Nova certificate with all import duties & VAT paid. A UK registration application has been placed & due to DVLA backlogs (Due to(Corona Virus) we anticipate the UK registration to be complete by September.

Viewing (respecting social distancing) can be arranged by appointment only
For more information & ample images about this car, the restorers & our other previous please contact us.

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