Despatched on 2nd October 1967 GDS 45E is amongst the last Austin Healey 3000 MkIII cars with production ceasing in December. As an ultra late Healey this MkIII features all final production refinements including the later chassis with improved ground clearance and rear axle control, the 29K series 150BHP engine, ‘pram style’ hood and De-Luxe interior.
A very presentable car today, GDS 45E is finished in its original colours of British Racing Green with a Black Ambla interior, Black hood with matching tonneau and hood bag and featuring correct factory finish Aluminium Silver wire wheels. (recently powder coated) wearing Vredstein Sprint tyres. A set of original Lucas sport and fog lamps give the car a purposeful look up front.
Restored in 1999 by JME Healeys with a bare metal repaint, engine bay repaint and structural work to a high standard with photographic and paper documentation to support this. The shut lines on this Healey remain straight and the car remains original and true to form.
In December 2016 the owner commissioned us to perform a full engine rebuild with the engine stripped down, chemically cleaned, crack and pressure tested with a few modernisations for reliability and better performance. The engine remains perfect today with less than 4,000 miles since, delivering extremely strong performance and displaying excellent vitals on the gauges which all function well. The gearbox and overdrive were refurbished by well reputed Healey transmission specialists Hardy Engineering in 2012 (with 12,000 miles since) and the suspension was refreshed in 2015 (4,000 miles since).
Supplied serviced with MOT, British Motor Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, photographic restoration documentation and history file.
- October 1967
- British Racing Green, Black Interior
- 2017 Rawles Engine
- 2012 Gearbox Rebuild
|Variant||3000 MKIII BJ8 Phase 2||Gearbox||4 Speed w. Overdrive
|Exterior||Healey British Racing Green||Interior||Black Carpet Set, Original Ambla Black Seating|
|Engine||Straight 6, 3 litre,||Carburettors||Twin SU
|Brakes||Disc Front & Drum Rear||Wheels||Factory ‘Aluminium’ Silver Painted|
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.
Location kindly provided by Froyle Park, luxury estate venue.