YOU ARE VIEWING AN ULTRA-RARE 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MARK 1.  THIS CAR HAS UNDERGONE AN OLDER RESTORATION BY CHARLEY NESTER OF CSN MOTOR SPORTS, INC. LOCATED IN PLAIN CITY, OHIO.  ALSO KNOWN AS THE "BIG HEALEY" MODEL, THE CAR'S BODYWORK WAS MADE BY JENSEN MOTORS AND THE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED AT THE BMC ABINGDON WORKS.  THE 3-LITER 3000 WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAR WHICH WON ITS CLASS IN MANY EUROPEAN RALLIES IN ITS HEYDAY AND IS STILL RACED IN MANY CLASSIC CAR COMPETITIONS TODAY.  THE PAINT IS A 9.5 OUT OF TEN AND IS A REDISH DARK CHOCOLATE BROWN.  THE COVES ARE A CREAM COLOR.  THE ALUMINUM SKIN IS WITHOUT DENTS.  THE INTERIOR, CONVERTIBLE TOP AND TONNEAU COVER WERE PERFORMED BY JIM'S TRIM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, AN OLD TIMER WHO DOES EVERYTHING BY HAND.  ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE RECEIPTS INDICATE MR. NESTER PERFORMED MOST OF THE MECHANICALS AND PAINT, A MR. LEO RULF ALSO PERFORMED SOME MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORK.  FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HEALEYS WELL , THE LUCAS ELECTRICAL AND CAR FRAMES CAN BE OF ISSUE.   ACCORDING TO THE RECEIPTS, THE FRAME WAS ENHANCED WITH SQUARE CHANNELED BEAMS.  IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THE WHEELS ARE FROM A 1959 AUSTIN HEALEY.  ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTATION, THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND REAREND ARE ORIGINAL TO THE CAR, HOWEVER, I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE IF THE ENGINE HAS THE CORRECT CASTING CODE.  THEREFORE, I WILL NOT GUARANTY THE CAR IS MATCHING NUMBERS.  THE ENGINE HAS BEEN REBUILT HOWEVER.  THE OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION SWITCH WORKS AS IT SHOULD AROUND 40 MPH.  THIS IS NOT A PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE RESTORATION; IT IS A GOOD OLDER RESTORATION/TRAILER QUEEN WHICH HAS BEEN DRIVEN SINCE RESTORATION.  SEE ATTACHED PHOTOGRAPHS.  CALL ALLEN AT UNITED CLASSIC MUSCLE AT 614-371-0650.  PRICE REDUCED TO $39,995 SINCE IT IS BELIEVED TO NOT BEING A MATCHING NUMBERS' CAR.  USE PAYPAL TO PLACE A DEPOSIT ON YOUR INVESTMENT DREAM CAR RIGHT NOW!




















RUMOR HAS IT THE WHEELS ARE FROM A 1959 HEALEY.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE THE RED IN THE BROWN PAINT; ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  THE PAST OWNER SPENT A MONTH CHOSING THE RIGHT COLORS.


THE REAR BUMPER IS BADLY PITTED AND NEEDS RECHROMED.


ENGINE COMPARTMENT COULD USE A LITTLE DETAILING.





GREAT COLOR COMBINATION!


THIS CAR SAT FOR DECADES BEFORE IT WAS RESTORED.  23,557 MILES ON ODOMETER COULD BE TRUE MILES BUT THIS IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

TONS OF DOCUMENTATION ON THE RESTORATION OF THE CAR PERFORMED BY TRUE PERFORMANCE AND CSM MOTOR SPORTS, LTD. OF OHIO.  ALL RESTORATION WORK BY MR. CHARLEY NESTER WHO TYPICALLY WORKS ON MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FERRARI'S.  HIS NUMBER IS ON THE INTERNET.


I FOUND THE SIDE WINDOWS, AN EXTRA WHEEL, A TONNEAU COVER, YELLOW FAN BLADES AND SEVERAL AUSTIN HEALEY BOOKS.  ALL GO WITH THE SALE OF THE CAR.

 

 

 

 

 





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