Few owners, the current since 1979; restored in the early 1980s
including rebuilt engine and only around 12k miles since; aluminium wings;
stainless steel exhaust; overdrive; on the button and ready to go
First registered to Pegasus Services of Norbury, London SW16 in April 1967, this Healey 3000 MkIII then had four further owners before our vendor acquired the car from a lady in Swansea in September 1979. Although the V5C records only one former keeper, the original VE60 green logbook records all five former keepers.
When our vendor acquired the car he had it professionally appraised by a firm of independent engineers (Boswell & Cherry of Hemel Hempstead) who declared it to be “in exceptionally good condition for the year”, the odometer at this point showing 54,649 miles. The car is now showing 71,200 miles which is believed correct and is backed up by many old MOTs and invoices on file.
Always well-maintained in the current 44-year ownership, the car comes with a very large file of invoices back to 1977. Highlights include:
1980 – new kingpins and rear hub bearings
1982 – engine rebuilt with new pistons, bearings, reground crank, new clutch etc at c.60k miles; new hood
1983 – body restored with new aluminium front and rear wings, new inner and outer sills etc.
1984 – full respray; new petrol tank and front shock absorbers
1988 – new carpet set
1991 – new stainless steel exhaust
1992 – major service/tune-up and new rear shocks and propshaft UJs etc by Bell Classics of Harpenden at 68k miles
1995 – new oil pump
2004 – tune-up; brake system overhaul with new servo etc; new track rod ends; all new poly bushes to front suspension and a/r/b
2006 – new steering idler box assembly
2010 – electronic ignition and high performance coil
2011 – new brake master cylinder and servo; front brake calipers rebuilt; new brake pads
2013 – carbs overhauled at 70,934 miles
2014 – high output alternator; uprated cooling fan; battery isolator switch
2016 – new clutch master and slave cylinders
2017 – new front seat covers and foams; new rev counter; quartz halogen headlight kit
2018 – new high torque starter motor and solenoid
As you can see in the photos, the car looks tidy enough but could be improved cosmetically - the paintwork has some microblistering here and there. It appears to be fighting fit mechanically and has been starting promptly and running nicely as we have moved it around on site with good 45psi oil pressure (although the gauge actually reads 10% low, as shown by a report on file, so the actual oil pressure is more like 50psi).
Altogether a good, solid, driver quality Healey from long term ownership which can be enjoyed as it is and improved over time as desired.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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