1962 Austin Healey 3000


  • Recent thorough mechanical overhaul
  • Superb red over black paint
  • Extremely clean underneath 

The Appeal

There’s something indescribably alluring about a classic British sports car, isn't there? And none more so than the superbly styled and engineered Austin-Healey 3000.

This particular example is fresh from a thorough mechanical overhaul and is presented in a superb red over black colour scheme. It ticks all the right boxes and would make a superb addition to your driveway or garage. 

Shiny in all there right places, and clean and tidy throughout, this Austin-Healey will certainly turn heads wherever it goes.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Built in December 1961
  • First registered 30th June 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Certificat d’Immatriculation on file 
  • Factory record and Technical Data sheet from the British Moor Industry Heritage Trust
  • Originally Ivory White with red trim
  • Extensive invoices on file for parts and servicing 
  • Major overhaul carried out in January 2022
  • Comes with original Dutch sales literature for the Austin-Healey Sprite
  • Contrôle Technique passed in February 2022

The Interior

  • Original left-hand drive 
  • Excellent letter upholstery
  • Seating for four
  • The turn signal/horn module (on the steering wheel) needs to be replaced

This car was sold new in Fort Worth, Texas, so it was supplied from the factory as a left-hand drive car. The wooden-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel sits proudly in front of the dashboard. Bold, clear instrumentation keeps the driver informed of the car’s condition and progress, while the passenger is provided controls for the heater and a grab handle, if required. 

Sizeable storage pockets in the door cards allow handy storage and their leather trim matches the seats. These are piped in red to add a dash of flair, and the upholstery remains generally very good. There is a little light creasing to the leather, from use, but we couldn’t see any significant damage. 

Black carpets match the seats and are clean and tidy, they are neatly trimmed in black and don’t look worn or damaged. To the rear, the boot is fully carpeted and features the battery and kill switch.

The Exterior 

  • Beautiful red paintwork
  • Matching red hood and tonneau cover 
  • Chrome wire wheels 

The unmistakable shape of a Healey 3000 is a sight to behold as it prowls the streets. And this particular example is resplendent in red over black livery with a red hood, too. The body panels all look to be in good condition, with no significant damage we could see, and the paintwork exhibits a deep colour and a smart finish. 

With its long bonnet and sweeping lines, this car has a powerful road presence, which is enhanced by its beautiful chrome wire wheels and matching chrome bumpers. The plating all looks to be in very smart condition and the lamp lenses are clear and bright. 

The bright red hood raises and lowers without issue and appears to be free from damage. It fits well and is supplemented by a matching tonneau cover to protect the interior when not in use. 

Underneath, this Austin-Healey is presented in extremely clean condition, with only a few flecks of road dirt to be found. The bodywork appears to be in excellent condition and the running gear is also very clean and tidy. 

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The Mechanics 

  • Three-litre straight-six engine
  • Overdrive gearbox
  • Recently extensively overhauled 

At its heart, the Austin-Healey 3000 is unashamedly designed as a high-performance sports car. Its six-cylinder engine is smooth and powerful, and it plants its power skilfully. 

This car has been the subject of a recent mechanical overhaul, which included a full oil and filter service, servicing the gearbox and overdrive unit, overhauling the brakes and much more. There are extensive invoices on file for this work in 2022, as well as a major overhaul carried out in 2017. 

Under the bonnet, the engine bay is very clean and tidy, with its three S.U. carburettors neatly lined up to one side. The suspension and running gear look very tidy, with rubber bushes and gaiters which appear to have been fitted relatively recently. The vendor informs us that the car’s heating system is yet to be installed.   

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Presented in superb condition throughout this Austin-Healey 3000 is a shining example of a classic British sports car. It benefits from extensive recent servicing and looks like it’ll be a joy to drive. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1962
  • Make Austin Healey
  • Model 3000
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 5,179 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2912
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Collonges-sous-Salèv…
  • Country France
Bidding history
30 bids
  • jo•••• €54,000 14/04/23
  • 80•••• €53,500 14/04/23
  • jo•••• €53,000 14/04/23
  • Je•••• €51,500 14/04/23
  • jo•••• €50,000 14/04/23
  • 80•••• €48,000 14/04/23
  • Je•••• €47,000 14/04/23
  • 80•••• €45,500 14/04/23
  • Je•••• €44,500 14/04/23
  • go•••• €43,000 14/04/23

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