CLASSIC ROADSTERS KIT, STRONG CHEVY 350 W/ AUTO TRANS, MUSTANG II PWR STEERING

Price: US $26,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: 3000
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 70,363
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather seats, CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Austin Healey 3000

The original Austin Healey 3000 Mark III was probably the last of the big, airy-chested British sports cars, ombining old-world craftsmanship with a (relatively) big engine. Today they're some of the most highly-sought collectables of the period, o if the big price tag gets you down, erhaps a replica like this is the right choice. It's got the look, he power, nd the presence, ll at a price that's 1/3 that of an original.Yes, dmittedly, his is a fiberglass replica, ut like the Cobra replicas, ometimes the best car to own is one that doesn't have a bunch of history tied to it. The body is new, he running gear is new, he chassis is new, nd, ell, ou get the picture. The shape is unmistakable, ith the familiar Healey grille up front and weeping fender lines that aren't altogether unlike that of the Cobra. It's nicely finished in two-tone Wildfire Red and Silver, M colors that look great together and add to the traditional image. The fenders are a bit more aggressively flared than the original, ut it only seems to enhance the big Healey's look, nd even though it was built a few years ago, t's still in great shape. Finish quality is quite good, ith doors that fit well and a louvered hood that sits flush with the fenders, nd they captured most of the original details, ncluding the bright fender welting between the fenders and the body, he proper emblems on the trunk lid, nd bright chrome bumpers that really sparkle.Interiors are where British cars shine brightest, nd this car pays homage to that hand-crafted look with tan leather buckets and a nicely stitched interior. The seats are comfortable but not confining and the leather is just now rounding into that well-loved condition that makes cars like this so appealing. Plush carpets, imple door panels, nd a wooden dashboard are additional ties to the Healey process. VDO gauges look suitably old-school and you'll note that their labels are quite British: Petrol, ynamo, nd Water Temperature. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system isn't quite like the old systems, ut it sounds a lot better and you'll appreciate it more when you're cruising with the top down. There's also a tilt steering column, n effective heater, nd a nicely integrated shifter for the 3-speed automatic transmission. A roll bar behind the seats adds stiffness and doesn't interfere with the tan convertible top's operation and you get a decent-sized trunk that's upholstered to match the interior carpets.A 350 cubic inch Chevy is a far cry from an original inline-six, ut a comparison to the Cobra is inevitable when you pop the hood. It's a neat fit in the Healey's nose and offers things like an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, few chrome dress-up pieces, nd niceties such as power steering and power front disc brakes. Rebuilt about 10,000 miles ago, t's plenty strong out on the road, specially with the light curb weight, nd this is one British car where bulletproof reliability is part of the equation. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeds a Ford 8-inch rear end and the suspension is Mustang: Mustang II up front and Fox platform in back. Dual exhaust rumbles in a most un-British way, ut you'll love the sound, nd those big, lashy American Racing wheels look awesome with fat performance radials wrapped around them.Nothing but fun on wheels, his cool Healey roadster is a great way to get some open-air V8 fun for not a lot of cash. Call today!