Buying A Classic Austin-Healey 3000
The Austin-Healey 3000, among the most popular of the autos made by the Austin-Healey Company. Founder Donald Healey wanted to increase production volume for this up-and-coming British car company, so he turned to a reasonably priced sports car to accomplish his goals. Perhaps on of the best known of the big Healey models, the classic Austin-Healey 3000 was a successful car that won its class in many European rallies in it's day. Today, many enthusiasts still use the car in competition. Despite the name change, the Austin-Healey 3000 replaced the Austin-Healey 100-6 with relatively minor changes. In fact, the wheelbase and body remained unchanged. If you are looking to buy vintage Austin-Healey models for competition, your private collection, or for restoration, you've come to the right place!
Austin-Healey 3000 Buyer's Tips
Around 90% of the big Healey models were exported to America, with only 5,000 cars throughout the 14-year production period staying in Britain. These are tough, charismatic and simple (refined) sports cars that have captured the hearts of many enthusiasts throughout the years. If you are considering an Austin-Healey 3000, consider a few points. Be sure to perform a complete body check. This includes pulling the potential purchase out into the sunlight to check for waves, lumps or bulges. The same applies for the doors, hood, trunk and bumpers. Make sure they are properly-aligned. Condition plays a large part in the value of a vintage car, while ultimately desire supersedes what any others might deem a good price. In addition to a visual inspection, other inspections should include the cooling system, brakes, steering mechanism, and shock absorbers to name a few.
At the Beverly Hills Car Club our team of vintage and classic car enthusiasts have the knowledge, the skill and expertise needed to ensure you find the ideal car to suit all your needs and desires. Whether you are looking for a project Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 for restoration, or a vintage Porsche or Jaguar seemingly right off the showroom floor, contact our team today! We stand ready to assist you and look forward to matching you with the car of your dreams. Contact us today at (310) 975-0272.
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