WD’s Austin-Healey makes £40k profit

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 that will star in an up­com­ing episode of Wheeler Deal­ers has sold at Bar­rett-Jack­son’s 20 Oc­to­ber Las Ve­gas sale.

The Big ‘Healey sold for £59,644 ($78,100), a sig­nif­i­cant profit on the £20,059 ($26,505) price the show paid for the car, mak­ing it the most ex­pen­sive car the show has ever bought or sold and vin­di­cates the de­ci­sion to take the car to auc­tion.

Pre­sen­ters Mike Brewer and Ant An­stead fit­ted a new leather in­te­rior, triple We­ber car­bu­ret­tors and a be­spoke side-ex­haust sys­tem de­signed by Ant.

The Bri­tish Rac­ing Green paint­work is al­most en­tirely un­marked and the orig­i­nal driver’s book in­cludes a hand­writ­ten note from Don­ald Healey him­self.

Mike says: ‘There is no truer test of the qual­ity of your work than pre­sent­ing it to thou­sands of peo­ple at one of the world’s big­gest auc­tions. Ant and I re­ally pulled it out of the bag with the Healey and the proof was in the way the room came alive when the bid­ding started, and the fan­tas­tic re­sult we achieved. We couldn’t be prouder or more thrilled.’


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