The end of an era lives on. And by the end we mean literally.
This, the very last Austin-Healey MKIII, which left the production line in December 1967, is due to come under the hammer at the Classic Car Auction. The ‘59 AH 3000 had by ‘67 become the MKIII, with a 3.0-liter engine that churned out a very fair 150bhp. What cost around $1,600 in the '60s is now estimated to go for $112,000, which, all things considered, sounds like a decent deal.
Healey (8 images)
“This has got to be the most significant, ‘road going’ Big Healey on the market today and as such represents an amazing opportunity for classic car collectors,” said CCA’s Richard Greenhalgh. “The car has great shut-lines, a deep shine and lots of detail. This is the first time the car has been offered for sale in over 40 years and as such an important and iconic British sports car we expect a significant amount of interest.”
She’s been with the same bloke since ‘72, but was recently given a fresh restoration and a Golden Beige Metallic finish. Comin’ in with 58,000 miles on the odi, we’ll see if the ace can break six figures next month.