And it could be yours, if you’re willing to head out to the auction taking place next month where the vehicle is expected to fetch up to £90,000 ($112,345).
You could own a piece of motoring history – Austin-Healey closed its business for good back in 1968, but of course not before one last car came out the factory gates. After almost five decades, this particular example is going under the hammer as part of the Classic Car Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. This is a rare and beautiful 1967 3000 MK III with the chassis number HBJ843025 and a production date of December 21, 1967. It was registered originally to the Donald Healey Motor Company in Warwick and then had just two other owners, the last since way back in 1972.
In great condition, all original, in right-hand drive form, this car has only traveled 57,000 miles (91,732 kilometers) since new, and has gone through a full restoration, including a bare metal respray in Golden Beige Metallic, not even a year ago. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine good for 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 165 pound-foot (Newton-meters) of torque. The auction house estimates a price of £75,000 to £90,000 when it goes up for grabs on Sunday, April 2, in Birmingham, U.K.