The Austin Healey is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967. The 3000 MK III 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 Abingdon works. The 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in vintage car competitions by enthusiasts today. British Leyland ended manufacture in 1967. The last iteration of the line was the BJ 8 featuring a 6 cylinder 3 liter 152 horse power engine making the car capable of 119 MPH top speed, with a 0 to 60 time of about 8 seconds. Lots of performance at only 17 MPG.
This particular Austin Healey was in a private collection and single ownership for over twenty years, being used occasionally and maintained constantly. After being sold some years ago here at the Branson Auction the new owner continued the tradition of upkeep and maintenance as well as treating it to a new leather interior. Now, once again, this wonderful example is being offered hopefully to another caring enthusiast.