Last big ‘Healey: yours for £75k-90k
The last Austin-Healey 3000 to have rolled off Abingdon’s production line is up for grabs - with an estimate of £75,000-90,000. Dubbed the ‘most significant road going Big ‘Healey’, it’s for sale at Classic Car Auctions’ Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show sale this weekend.
Chassis number HBJ843025 was produced on 21 December 1967 and first registered to the Donald Healey Motor Company in Warwick with the registration number OAC 656. It went through two more registered keepers in the Leicester area before the current vendor bought the car in 1972. This BJ8 model is an original, right-hand-drive manual car that has covered 56,000 miles. CCA classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh, says: ‘ This has got to be the most significant road going Big ‘Healey on the market. It’s the first time the car has been offered for sale in more than 40 years.’ It also comes complete with a large history file, confirming its status as the final Big ‘Healey ever built. It could become the world’s most expensive Big ‘Healey — a title held by a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000, which sold for £91,100 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale on 20 March 2016. www.classiccarauctions.co.uk
The ‘most significant roadgoing Big ‘Healey’ could break the world record auction price.