1963 Other Makes 3000 Mark II
Beauty, distinction, and an overall passion - this 1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mark II is the restored roadster that reminds us why the best from Europe always gives us a hunger for the open road. Those who know their Healeys also know this is a very distinct model. It was from the short period at the end of the MkII run where they were upgraded it with a real roll-up windows and a proper folding top. It's what took this upper-class classic and made it a true anytime driver. This example was given a thorough restoration in 2012, which included the addition of the bold two-tone color theme. Not only does it retain a nice luster in the sunshine, but also the aggressive red highlights some of the best curves in the profile. Another distinctive part of the Big Healey is the brightwork. There's intricate detailing on the vertical bar grille, wraparound bumpers, and even the badging to truly show you this one is something special. It has so much British-based class that it even has genuine knock-off hubs for the Minilite wheels. Inside is more of what you love about an English roadster. Red leather on the body-hugging bucket seats, center armrest, textured door panels, and the dashboard make for a terrific classic car atmosphere. The rear seats are also finished in this leather Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they're probably more for weekend-in-the-country storage than adult-sized passengers. Even the trunk is done right with a spare wire wheel and correct tools. The classic wood and chrome steering wheel has that perfect classic sports car feeling. And beyond that the dash has distinct white-faced Smiths gauges. In fact, this setup is so complete, that even the dash-mounted overdrive toggle is still in place. There's more reminders of the restoration investment when you open the hood. The bright head cover with Austin Healey script is a true distinction of class, and the rest of the tidy presentation keeps this a true upper-crust machine. Plus, a Healey is always great for power with the 2,912cc inline six. Another reason why you wanted the a later MkII is because this began the era of the twin SU carburetors. Not only are these carbs part of the nicely maintained presentation, but you also have nice upgrades like the Crane Cams Fireball adjustable ignition. So it fires up nicely and makes the nice exhaust tone you love from these open-top machines. You get full control over the power and the soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and don't forget about that overdrive for longer distances. The restoration makes this Healey feel crisp going down the road, and the front disc brakes add even more confidence. Complete with the owner's booklet and restoration photos, this is classic British motoring at its best. When you're ready to enjoy the drive, you're ready for this Austin Healey. Call today!!!