1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II




1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II was originally exported to Dusseldorf, Germany and repatriated in the late 1980s. The current owner purchased it in 1993 as a running car but in need of TLC.
Deciding on a ground-up restoration, the brief was to create a car technically modified for enthusiastic road use and touring whilst retaining its period appearance and interior.
RR&B Rolls Royce specialists were instructed to complete the chassis and body repairs with Cape International completing the mechanics, interior and final assembly. The completed car was awarded second in class at the 1998 National Austin Healey Concours.
With 11,000 documented miles since then and ‘Carcoon’ stored the car is in very good condition throughout. The interior is still fresh, the black leather seats and wool carpets look new, the dashboard and switchgear are correct original equipment complimented by a Mota-Lita wood rimmed steering wheel.
Technical improvements since completion include a Getrag 5 speed gearbox and improved 3.5:1 axle ratio, telescopic rear shock absorbers plus 72 spoke chromed wire wheels with Yokohama tyres.
The fuel system features an alloy tank, facet fuel pump and in-line filter.
An aluminium radiator, thermostatically controlled fan and coolant expansion tank are fitted along with an oil cooling radiator and spin-on filter.
The brakes are superb with vented discs all round (replacing the standard rear drums), uprated pads and braided stainless hoses.
Suspension features uprated front dampers and the steering box has a new worm fitted and roller bearing trunnions to improve slow speed manouvering.
A new wiring loom was installed at restoration when the car was converted to negative earth. This included an alternator, electronic ignition and uprated starter motor.
Full weather equipment includes a black vinyl hood, tonneau and sidescreens.
Extensive file includes continuous history and MOT’s since 1992, restoration receipts, photographs and concourse certificates. BMIHT production certificate, tool kit and jack.
Numerous receipts on file for the period since restoration detail regular servicing and fastidious maintenance and improvements.



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