1959 Austin Healey 3000
This is a complete early 1959 Austin Healey 3000. The only things missing were the black heater control panel was broken, the plastic housing to the heater blower is broken, and the dynamo bracket was mended. When I bought i, it had 44k miles and was Florida Green. After some brake work I drove it for a while in the condition I purchased it in. Normally I do ground up restoration on the cars I own but this one ran so good and I had other cars in various stages of restoration that I decided to turn it into a vintage look racer and continue to enjoy driving it until I started a ground up on it. This car was never raced! As I turned this into a vintage racer I kept all the original parts,including any body parts I may have cut out, so it comes as a complete car with many extra parts I purchased anticipating it's ground up restoration. The following items have been completed on the car; radiator recored with Heatex HP core, all new brakes(lines,rotors,drums,shoes,pads,master,wheel cylinders),4 new hubs, front/rear bearings,rebuilt shocks,all front end rods and links, all rubber bushing replaced with polyurethane,steering gear box rebuild,new drive shaft universal joints, new clutch master/slave and lines, spin-on oil filter, Mallory duel point distributor with Pertronix ignition, Bosch Coil, alternator/neg. ground, carbs rebuilt by Apple Hydralics, Denis Welch alum. Oil pan, custom aluminum gas tank,fuel tank sender,speedometer rebuilt by Nossinger, 2 Fasco fuel pumps,gear reduction starter, new seat foams, Moss knock-off wheels, Pirelli P7 tires,new tires on 5 balanced wire wheels, vintage steering wheel, vintage fog lights, rebuilt dynamo/starter, reupholstered, vintage Maserati air horn, custom racing windshield, SS bullet mirrors, EXTRA PARTS; 2 very good doors, good trunk skin, hood, seat frames,dynamo/starter need rebuilt,NOS damper,body trim, carb,door hinges.NEEDS; floors, inner outer rocker, fender repair panels,frame stunts at doors. SUMMARY I have owned several Healeys but this is the best driving /handling one I have driven. Trans is tight,doesn't pop out of gear, OD works as it should. Engine does not burn oil and starts right up even after sitting all winter and sounds fabulous. Abacus Racing went over the engine and adjusted everything to specs. Have cylinder compressions. It has 2 Fasco electric fuel pumps because ethanol in gas ate up 3 AC pumps. It is plumbed so a switch on the dash can go to a new pump if one fails.I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere, except for rain. No evidence this car was ever hit or wrecked, I'm the third owner. Drive as is or restore, many components already restored. I have enjoyed it, gets more attention than the concours level Healeys I have owned. Situations preclude me from ever doing a restoration on this car and I need to scale down my collection.