1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK1

1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 Alloy Bodied (ex Derek Park)

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1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 Alloy Bodied (ex Derek Park)

This 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 Alloy bodied ,concourse winning car has had a frame off restoration and has completed less than 400 miles since. It was bought new on April 7th,1961 by the famous Derek Park and we have the original invoice from Henlys (Bristol) Limited. This car is comprehensively documented, with period pictures of its famous owner along with John Chatham, with whom he raced against. A bound book accompanies the history file with images of the restoration along with a Heritage Certificate.

DP1769 was very competitive in local car events around Bristol competing against the likes of Ferraris 250LM, lightweight E-Type, Aston DB4 GT and constantly finishing in the top 3.

It features a Ruddspeed Conversion that was fitted in 1962 at Wild Goose Garage, Dursley (Castle combe track garage) at a cost of £120.

Specification 3rd 1 ¾ carburettor, Rudd inlet manifolds and exhaust manifolds, Iske fast road camshaft,gas flowed and polished head. All components have been refinished and refurbished to period specification and where appropriate with modern improvements. Every wire, pipe and connector has been replaced. Chassis has been strengthened as per BMC specification and has been computer aligned and checked. All works carried out by Cape LTD during 2012-2014.

The chassis has also been dipped at SPL and then had a full body off bare metal restoration. This included all new inner body assembled and welded and all outer body hand formed from lightweight aluminium. This aluminium body was was to the correct period detail with the ‘AC’ type wings and bonnet cavitation power bulge (development from DH Motor Co) Rudd Speed/Healey engine fully refurbished with re-bore, new piston rings, top/bottom end bearings, main journals, high pressure oil pump, lightened flywheel, fully balanced......the list goes on.

Gearbox fully rebuilt with light weight propshaft and works specification overdrive. Differential fully rebuilt with LSD from Chatham Motorsport and anti-tramp bars along with very rare BMW 14 leaf springs. Fully adjustable shock absorbers and all new bushes. Collapsible steering column (Swiss made). Bespoke interior with Restol BMC recreation adjustable seats.

Works refurbished hardtop, works roll bar, 3 point harness, Halda Speed Pilot, 2x 12v outlets, chronometric rev counter, oil pressure light set at 20psi, upgraded heater, Derrington steering wheel.

Armourfend fitted and protecting vulnerable areas of paintwork.


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