Original BMC Piccadilly Show Car Austin Healey 3000 MkI!



This very special Healey XYL 912 is an absolute rarity, ordered new in 1959 by special order for display in the BMC Piccadilly Show Rooms, London as a show car finished in Pacific Green with Florida Green Duotone with Grey leather seating. This stunning period colour combination was a special order usually seen in the American market, utilised on this original RHD UK car to grab the attention of passers-by and push how special BMC/ Healey cars were.

Restored in 2005 this Healey externally still presents very nicely today, still wearing its original faithfully reproduced colours owing to well-executed attention to detail of good quality. XYL 912 wears correct Aluminium Silver wire wheels wrapped in Firestone F560 tyres.

Correctness is in fact a feature of this car, as inside it retains very rare Grey/Cream upholstery with Green carpet with a matching Grey tonneau. The interior trim is very nicely finished, clearly a professional re-trim and not a cheaper kit (this most likely would have been a requirement to source the correct original colours).

Mechanically this Healey is very well sorted and once again crucially very original. XYL 912 even features its original auto-choke mechanism – featured on many early Healey 3000s – still functioning perfectly. The engine is the original number and performs well, as does the gearbox and overdrive.

Supplied serviced with MOT, British Motor Heritage Certificate verifying original BMC show car purpose, original buff log book verifying BMC ownership, continuation log book, original drivers handbook, Autopress workshop manual, photographic restoration documentation and further history.


YEAR: 1959

  • 1959 BMC Show Car!
  • Pacific Green & Florida Green

PRICE: £64,500

  • Highly Original
  • Piece of BMC/ Healey History



Variant 3000 MkI BT7 Gearbox 4 Speed Side Change w. Overdrive
Exterior Pacific Green with Florida Green Duotone Interior Grey Leather seating with Green Piping, Green carpet
Engine Straight 6, 3 litre, Carburettors Twin SU
Brakes Front Disc & Rear Drum Wheels Aluminium Silver Wire Wheels

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these particulars, no responsibility is taken for error, omission or misstatement or imperfections not stated. Buyers should satisfy themselves pre purchase of the condition and provenance of the car and on their own judgment satisfy themselves as to whether the car accords to its description or not.