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Austin-Healey 3000 MK I  - £39,950

Chassis Number: H-BT7-L/338

Engine Number: 29F-RU H-1576

UK Registration Number: 432 UYJ

Date of first reg: 2014

Exterior colour: Ice Blue / Ivory

Hood:

Interior colour: Blue Leather

Current Odometer reading: 3100

Mileage Warranty:

Steering: Right

Transmission: Manual

Options: 4 speed Gearbox with Overdrive. Chrome wire wheels.Full Tonneau, Adjustable Steering Column. Short Hood Cover, Exhaust Extension. Laminated Screen


Background

Following on from the successful Austin-Healey 100, the second landmark model from this relatively new marque arrived in 1956, the 100-6. The 100-6 used a tuned version of the new BMC "C-series" six-cylinder engine in 2639cc form. The new car had a longer wheelbase and featured a 2+2 interior, this model became known internally at BMC as the BN4.

In 1958 a traditional 2-seater version (the BN6) arrived and used the six-port head that had been introduced in 1957. 100-6 cars can be distinguished from the early four-cylinder cars by their chrome finished bonnet air intake and smaller grille. Although wire wheels were fitted to cars, the standard equipment for the 100-6 comprised of steel wheels and hubcaps. In 1959 the improved 3000 model arrived and production of the 100-6 in all variants ceased.

Launched in 1959 the new Austin-Healey 3000 (Mk I) introduced a number of improvements to the already successful 100-6. The change of model name heralded the more powerful (124bhp) 2912cc, BMC C-Series engine. The new engine improved the cars performance, allowing a top-speed of nearly 120mph.

Other improvements included front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard, and a choice of either 2-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles. Options included a detachable hardtop roof and overdrive transmission. The 3000 Mk I remained in production until the arrival of the Mk II in 1961.

Vehicle History

This car was built in 1959 and exported to the United States. It returned to the UK when imported by recognized Healey marque specialist Murray Scott-Nelson, based in Scarborough, who sold the car on to the Midland Healey Centre in 1998.

The car was 90% restored with a bare metal respray, refurbished engine and gearbox. With new parts like a new wiring loom, electrical items, lights, navy blue leather seats, interior carpets, mohair hood, side screens, rubber mounts and mechanical parts, the car was then left incomplete.

Healey specialists, Rawle’s Motorsport took the car in hand and commissioned a full body-off restoration and engine rebuild with another specialist. They then marketed the car and it was acquired from them by its late owner in January 2017, part exchanging his Alfa Romeo Spider.

The car has been kept in a dehumidified garage ever since alongside an equally cherished Aston Martin DB4.

MOT History

MOT Date   Odometer

06.08.14    00,021
03.08.15    00,144
05.08.16    01,604
03.08.17    02,490
30.07.18    3,007

Service and Maintenance Record

11.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Clean out boot area and fit battery, power up and prime fuel pump, replace perished, braided hose. Replace points, condenser & plugs, remove front carb and attend to leak from bottom cover, replace carbs. Drain & remove radiator, leaking water pump and thermostat. Sandblast & paint thermostat housing, refit. Paint and fit new water pump, refit fan blades and fan belt, tighten all clips and fastenings, remove gearbox tunnel to inspect clutch slave not working

14.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Replace clutch slave & bleed. Remove steering idler and change steering arm, refit idler. Free off and lubricate stiff steering arms, fit missing nuts to lower trunnion cap pins. Free off front calipers and lubricate caps 7 pins. Restore second hand centre track rod and fit to car. Fit missing split pin to brake pedal clevis pin. Refit wheels

21.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Set up overdrive, broken wire in old solenoid, solder in new feeder wire. Re-shim gear lever. Remove carbs and change fuel cut off valves. Remove wiper boxes fit spacers and refit boxes in right hand drive positions. Refit carbs with fuel filters. Change washer pump and plumb in washer jets. Shape and fit wiper arms. Secure bonnet vent, fit side catches, paint bonnet side catches Fit bonnet rest rubbers,

24.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Fit bonnet prop and bracket. Mask up and paint fan guard on radiator. Clean up and inflate spare wheel. Check and adjust tappets, refit rocker cover, cut and fit breather pipe. Replace missing carpet

25.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Remove off side door, clean threads in pillar. Jack forward and back off side A post and B post, refit door and adjust for best fit. Repeat for near side door. Re-glue vinyl on various parts and refit to car, glue carpet and felt. Straighten flange on gearbox.

28.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Remove near side wing and modify B post, replace wing and nearside door and adjust. Fit new jests to carbs, refit carbs to car. Change oil & filter, shorten throttle linkage and bolt. Fit felt to gearbox tunnel, make boot mat and side piece. . remove battery & fir panel. Fit front bulkhead, fit gearbox tunnel, fit carpet and carpet fasteners.

29.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Straighten and weld/repair hood frame. Fit seat runners to car, drill holes for carpet fasteners and fit carpet. Sand down hood frame and paint, fit door cards, fit side panels and glue loose vinyl.

30.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Fit hood frame to holes in body, fit new brackets to back rest panel. Re-cover header rail in blue vinyl and fit hood catches, ark out and fit turnbuckles

31.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Adjust side screens to fit. Fit air vent to dash and fit to car. Drill holes for turnbuckles on dash top and fit hood

01.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Fit alloy trim to header rail. Fit o/side door to car and side screens. Fit P seals. Fit hood sill

04.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Dismantle rear drums, remove half shafts and diff, make & fit new gaskets

05.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Clean off old half shaft gasket and refit new gasket. Fill diff with oil, refit drums and hubs. Check & adjust engine timing, set up throttle linkage, clean & fit rear-view mirror, trim side-screen rubbers to ease closing.

07.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Drain & refill gearbox, clean overdrive strainer, re-shim gear lever to allow easier selection.

11.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Prep off side and near side sills, make up colour Old English White and paint

12.08.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Heavy machine compound complete car

15.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Disconnect and remove gearbox and clutch assembly. Sand up face of clutch housing, refit and connect gearbox, top up, change oil flexi pipe. Change faulty overdrive relay, wire overdrive panel switch, clean up solenoid and check operation. Refit drums and hubs, re-torque wheel nuts, reposition handbrake cable, bleed rear brakes, tighten bolts round rear axle.

16.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Repair loom in boot, fit correct headlamp carrier, rewire dipswitch. Fit missing grease nipples and grease front suspension. Fit pins to right and left trunnion nuts. Polish headlamp rims and check aim. Fit bolts to bumper and adjust, re-wire flashing unit

18.07.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Secure lower rubber to screen, fit and adjust windscreen. Fit scuttle seals, fit door stays and anchors. Make & fit drain plug to radiator. Fill radiator with anti-freeze.

01.09.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Inspect floating base plate and re-set, fit and gap new points, clean and re-gap plugs. Remove and rebuild engine

18.11.14- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Remove rocker cover, shaft etc. Re-torque head, refit rocker shaft, check & adjust tappets, refit rocker cover with new gasket. Run up and check

10.04.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Space LH hood catch to enable closing, refit side screen bracket and fit to car. Blow off hood and check levels.

11.04.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Secure throttle pivot bracket. Word bushes in cross linkage, reduce play in throttle.

28.04.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Free off choke linkage and cable, try to secure horn push

08.08.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Diagnose fault on washer, run through pre-MOT. Take/collect from MOT

19.08.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Repair & rebuild horn push. Top up steering box oil, replace voltage regulator, adjust throttle linkage. Fit pedal rubbers, refit right hand P seal. Make 6 anchor points for seat belts

20.08.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Remove seats for access, drill, fit and adjust seat belts. Remove rear wheels and adjust rear brakes. Grease splines and tighten spinners. Grease up front suspension and check wheels for tightness

07.09.15- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Southern Carburetters

Pump

06.01.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Rawles

Sales invoice for car

23.01.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Moss Europe

Parts only: Loom, lens, headlamp set, electronic ignition management

26.01.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Workshop manual, driver’s handbook, boss

14.02.07- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Kit, air filter, indicator lamp, outdoor top cover

23.03.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Horns, stator tube, release valve, oil pressure spring, rubber floor mat set

04.04.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Reservoir; stop light switch, repair kit; Castrol

23.05.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Air intake deflector; shock absorber valves, shocker oil

20.07.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Moss Europe

Parts only: 2 x static seatbelts; electronic ignition

31.10.17- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Front lowering kit; bump stop kit; Paint, Old English White; Ice Blue Metallic; Wiper motor shaft & gear; Starter brush set

22.02.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Moss Europe

Parts only: Servo Assembly; one-way valve; Flasher unit

05.03.18- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: AH Spares

Parts only: Gear lever bush, rubber seal; rubber washer; gasket set; brackets


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