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SOLD!!! 1959 Austin Healey MK1 SOLD!!!

Vehicle Description

1959 Austin Healey 3000 MK1

  • Street Legal
  • Full Alloy body
  • Eligible for Monterey Historic and Colorado Grand
  • Raced since new
  • All log books

This car has been raced from new and is eligible for the Monterey Historic as well as Colorado Grand. Still street legal, it was raced for the first time in 35 years in June at VIR. In the early 80s this car was subject to a frame off upgrade by Michael Salter following a crash at Mosport. Upgrades included a full alloy body (the decklid is currently steel) including a factory aluminum rear shroud without exterior fuel filler used on the Sebring and LeMans cars, factory alloy skin doors, watts linkage and ultrarare factory rear disk brakes. All of these parts were sourced by Ed Delong who owned both this car and 57 FAC (a ’63 works Sebring car) from leftover BMC Canada competition dept. At the same time the chassis was reinforced in the same way the factory cars were using 57 FAC as a template. A very well-designed roll cage both adds chassis rigidity while keeping the driver safe.

The car came to Florida in 1985 and has been sitting since. In 2015 it was completely disassembled and rebuilt. EVERYTHING is new. Engine is freshly built by Paul Tsikuris. Balanced, .060 over, mild porting, fast road cam, ultra-light flywheel, competition clutch, electronic ignition, Webers & header. Toyota 5 spd trans (original is rebuilt and included). Parts from Denis Welch include: large front sway bar, competition spindles & hubs, Minilites, aluminum radiator, dual master cylinder, competition springs front and rear, eurethane bushings throughout, competition axles, rear traction bars, carbon brake pads, gear reduction starter, 3.9 open differential, 4.3 LSD, 4.8 LSD. New Hoosier race tires on Minilites. Street/ rain tires on period steel wheels. Odyssey battery. Fuel Safe cell. New belts. A ticket to do some of the most prestigious events in the U.S. for entry level money. It comes with a Florida title and an HSR logbook and should be eligible to race with any vintage organization. Misc spares included.

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Vehicle Details

  • Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2019
  • Lot: 133
  • Status: Consignment
  • Year: 1959
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: 3000 MK1

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