Last big ‘Healey: yours for £75k-90k

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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