Austin Healey 3000 MkI, Original RHD Home Market



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OSU 557 is a matching numbers example of the very popular Austin Healey 3000 MkI, finished in its original colour combination of Colorado Red with a Red interior featuring Black piping and Red carpet set. Built on 13-15th September OSU 577 is one of just 672 original right hand drive home market cars. This Healey is in very presentable condition having been restored in the 1990s and kept in a very clean heated garage since.

This Healey is available after decades of loving family ownership during which it received much attention and care. In 1990 the owner commissioned a full body refurbishment which included repair work to the original wings, doors and boot plus fitment of an aluminium bonnet. At the same time a full bare metal repaint in factory Colorado Red was completed.

The paint still presents very nicely today with very few blemishes to the paint work with the paint itself displaying a satisfying deep shine. Panel fitment across the car is very good with the headlights meeting the wings flush and the doors displaying good gaps. The chrome work is in good solid condition. The vehicle rides on immaculate chrome centre lock wire wheels with Vredstein Classic tyres – a popular choice for Healeys. A stainless side exhaust, monza fuel filler and slightly wider tyres gives the car a purposeful stance.

The interior of OSU 557 is in satisfying condition, the piped leather seats have mellowed nicely with age and are free of any rips. All of the original gold-faced smiths instrumentation is present and correct. OSU features full wet weather gear including hood and tonneau (with stiffener bars) in Black Everflex with these items fitting the car well and presenting nicely.

OSU 557 drives very nicely with modern adjustable telescopic shock absorbers fitted, plus a major brake overhaul and service completed by ourselves in 2021. OSU retains its original engine and original overdrive gearbox in fully functioning order. Performance is very good owing to fitment of a Denis Welch aluminium performance head, the free-flowing side exhaust and a healthy motor. In previous ownership the car was routinely serviced at a Healey specialist.

Supplied serviced with MOT, history file, scissor jack, Thor hammer, rally plaques, British Motor Heritage Trust certificate, tonneau and hood.


YEAR: 1960

  • Original RHD
  • Original Numbers

PRICE: £44,500

  • Original Colours
  • Modern Suspension



Variant 3000 MkI BT7 Gearbox 4 Speed Side Change w. Overdrive
Exterior Colorado Red Interior Red Leather Seats with Black Piping

Red Carpet Set

Engine Straight 6, 3 litre, Carburettors Twin SU
Brakes Front Disc & Rear Drum Wheels Chrome 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.