All in all, the 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 was nearly identical to its 1964 predecessor with the exception of separate amber front and rear turn signals being added. While this may seem miniscule, it is a great way to identify a later year Austin-Healey 3000 from the early year MKIII models. Perhaps one of the most sought-after Austin-Healey models as well as one of the most popular British classic sports cars the 1965 3000 offered exceptional styling, a powerful engine, and a more luxurious feel than any of the prior Big Healey models. While this is one of the most expensive Healey cars to purchase, with the exception of some of the special models, it is often regarded as the best choice for first-time Big Healey buyers, or any Healey buyer for that matter. If youre thinking about buying a 1965 Austin-Healey 3000, youve come to the right place!
There are a few things to consider when buying a 1965 Austin-Healey 3000. First, youll want to take into consideration to quality of the body and chassis. If youre purchasing a restoration project, be sure to inspect thoroughly for rust and corrosion, as repairs to fix these issues can be quite costly. Similarly, if youre purchasing a completed restoration, a quality restoration should show no visible signs of rust or repair. Secondly, youll want to check for chassis alignment. These cars are more than forty years old. If they werent taken care of properly, they are likely to have encountered some bumps and bruises over the years. Always check for a straight chassis and for any abnormal wear on the tires, as this can be an indicator of poor alignment. Sometimes these issues can be fixed, but a qualified mechanic who specializes in British classics would be the best source of information regarding repairs and costs. Lastly, as with all classics, it is important to ensure youre purchasing an original. Be sure to check chassis and engine numbers to confirm originality.
In total, 42,917 Austin-Healey 3000s were made during the ten years of production, with more than 90 percent of those being sold in America. While 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 models are not scarce, they are extremely valuable in the collectors market. To learn more Buyers Tips and to start your search for the perfect Big Healey, connect with the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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