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1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Roadster For Sale

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Classic Auto Mall
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Exterior Color Colorado Red
Stock # 6427
Estimated Monthly Payment
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J.J. Best Banc & Co.

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Roadster

Description:

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Roadster

The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967. It is the best known of the "big Healey" models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC's MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG models. During its production life, the car transitioned from an open sports car, albeit with a child transporting 2 plus 2 option, to a sports convertible. In 1963, 91.5 percent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported: mostly to North America. The 3 liter 3000 was a highly successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today.

For consignment, a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III roadster, a premiere British sports car in wonderful condition, ready for road, show, or exhibit. It's unclear how many Austin-Healey's were imported to the U.S. in 1967, but some estimates put the number as low as 510 units. Surely more were imported later, and there are other years and models that help keep the clubs around the country very active.

Exterior
Colorado Red is complemented by the black insert, applied with two stage paint that glistens like the Thames river. The profile is classically British, the front end cants forward pulling a car that otherwise leans back with a sloping shoulder line and ends with a short tail. The chrome is very fine on this car, including the grille with its vertical strakes, the headlight rings, and the grille on the prominent hood scoop. Out back, a luggage rack provides some extra storage flanked by rear lights that are sculpted into the body of the car, ringed in polished metal, behind the wraparound chrome bumper and bumper guards. Shiny metal is not spared for the exhaust either which leaves the car in twin, upturned tailpipes. The black canvas top is in excellent condition and its plastic rear window is as clear as glass. More bling on the corners as 15-inch chrome wire wheels prop this car up on blackwall tires. A few small scratches on the black paint make up the entirety of imperfections we could find.

Interior
High quality Ambla vinyl covers the interior beginning with the simple black door panels and continuing on to the front bucket seats with tuck and roll patterned inserts and bright red piping. Two small seats reside in the back draped in the same material and colors, while the rear walls are stitched in a square quilted pattern, red piping included and look fantastic. A long padded center console that serves as the armrest and flows to the back seat is coordinated with black vinyl and red piping that pops. A banjo style steering wheel gives way to a rich burlwood dashboard with black faced, chrome rimmed gauges that just smell of class. The black backed center stack has vent controls, a row of toggle switches, a speaker, and AM radio just before it heads rearward to house the wood knobbed shifter in black boot. The passenger has a pleasant view of the burlwood glove box and padded black dash cover while underfoot is black loop carpet in great condition. The lined boot contains a covered spare and the battery and is also clean.

Drivetrain
Clean, with a factory fresh look, the 177.7ci inline 6-cylinder fits tidily in the bay where it puts out 150 horsepower. A pair of SU carburetors supplies the petrol while a 4-speed manual with the Laylock-De-Normanville overdrive sets the car in motion. Power is sent to the rear wheels and 3.909 gears while disc brakes live up front and drums in the rear.

Undercarriage
It's immaculate underneath and what's not painted black is painted glossy red. The polished stainless steel exhaust is amazing and sends dual pipes through stainless mufflers and then exit through shiny exposed tailpipes. It's rare to have a car that we'd encourage polishing on the underside, but this one clearly has been cleaned and would benefit from being included in your detailing regiment. Meanwhile, coil springs are equipped up front and leaf springs in the back. A few drops of oil are noted on the oil pan but are inconsequential.

Drive-Ability
Does it run as good as it looks? Well, yes, with a few notes on the way. As it happens, the engine is eager and willing, and the handling is level and low. Shifting is smooth and slowing is reliable and the whole experience just puts a smile on your face. However, the following things were found to be inoperable; the horn, the tachometer, the heater blower, and the radio. We also note a vacuum leak.

If Austin-Healeys have been on your radar for some time, and you simply haven't found the right one, take a good look at this restored example because it's one of the finest we've seen. No car is perfect so don't let those pesky dysfunctional items get in the way of you getting the car of your dreams. What's black and red and chrome all over? Perhaps your next purchase.

Classic Auto Mall is home to more than 1,000 classic and collectible vehicles for sale via consignment in a climate controlled 336,000-square foot showroom (that's more than 8 acres!). The largest single location consignment dealer of classic and collectible vehicles in the country is located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, just 1-hour west of Philadelphia off Exit 298 of the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information visit www.classicautomall.com or call us at (888) 227-0914. Contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

With so many great cars, you know we have a lot to talk about, and we do that each week on the Classic Auto Mall Podcast with host Stewart Howden. Stewart discusses new inventory as well as trends in consignments and car prices, while interviewing celebrities and automotive professionals about amazing cars and their history. Tune in each week to the Classic Auto Mall Podcast wherever you enjoy listening. You can also watch on YouTube!

· Color: Colorado Red
Price: $92,000.
Exterior Color Colorado Red
Stock # 6427
Estimated Monthly Payment
$1,601 mo Apply Now
J.J. Best Banc & Co.
Classic Auto Mall
Call: 888-227-0914
Contact Seller: I would like to:
Classic Auto Mall
Call 888-227-0914
MORGANTOWN, PA
Mention AutaBuy.com when you call.


Price: $92,000.
Classic Auto Mall
Call 888-227-0914
MORGANTOWN, PA
Mention AutaBuy.com when you call.

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