Highest auction price achieved
Full bare metal Healey restorations completed
The last Austin Healey 3000 Mk 3 completed by the factory was restored by us and we were delighted when it achieved the highest price ever paid for the marque.
The early Austin Healey’s are fantastic vehicles and their story begins in 1952 with the Austin Healey 100 and Austin Healey 100M. But it’s the so called ‘Big Healeys’ that command much of the attention, the Austin Healey 3000 was born in 1959 as the Mk1 with the Mk 2 arriving in 1961. Both of these cars had better gearboxes and disc brakes to the front wheels. Today these cars command big money so it’s worth remembering the Mk 1 Austin Healey Sprite, the so called ‘Frogeye’ Sprite with the fabulous clam bonnet and bulbous headlights as an alternative. The Austin Healey Sprite Mk2, 3 and 4 are also worth considering – these are in effect identical to the MG Midget but offer cheap and fun classic car driving.
The Austin Healey Mk 3 arrived in 1964 and offers the most powerful Austin Healey experience with 148 bhp and a top speed of 121 mph – these are fantastic fun to own and like all of the Healey’s are straightforward to restore. Rust is of course the biggest issue with all of these cars, rot can set in fast on cars that have been stored poorly. These cars have been collected for many years and many will have had previous repairs. When buying one take a magnet along to the viewing and thoroughly check for filler repairs that could be hiding very serious damage.
A GROWING BUSINESS
We have recently moved to new and larger premises in Bedfordshire. Our larger paint shop now has Todds Spray booth and our larger workshop and repair shop has two ramps and ample space to work on 5 vehicles at once.
Whilst with us your vehicle will be stored in our secure compound, protected by lazer intruder alarms and cameras. The farm site where we are based is further secured by a 24 hour code pad entry system. So you can be assured that your classic is well cared for.
We are happy to visit you at your premises and provide a FREE estimate for your Austin Healey.
Please call us on 01525 222 555 or leave us a message and we will contact you shortly.
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