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Sold: 1959 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7

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-Careful and meticulous ownership from new.
-100% solid and original panels
-Delivered new to San Francisco with Wire Wheels, Overdrive, Heater, Adjustable Steering Column.
-Offered with an original hardtop, sidecurtains and tool kit
-High level of maintenance and operating condition.

Here is a chance to buy one of the most impressive BT7s we have seen. Its owner Jim Briske has been involved with the Healey concours community for a considerable time and has faithfully reconditioned most of the car to retain its originality.

Somewhat of a unique opportunity, the car is now located at a 3000 ft elevation in Maui, and would make the ultimate vacation testdrive.

CAR’S CURRENT CONDITION
-72 spoke painted wire wheels/ Michelin tires from Hendricks Wire wheel.
-4 new hubs, original knockoffs.
-Silicone brake/clutch fluid, new hoses
-Balanced rear brake drums
-Rebuilt swivel axels
-Rebuilt original rear springs
-Rebuilt original shocks
-New wiring harness [British Wiring ]
-Original chrome replated
-Interior, grey leather, red trim done by John Wilson, Oregon. To concourse standard.
-3 Tops. 1.Concorse condition hardtop, old English white, headliner from Roger Moment,
-Window and trim from Bill Bolton.
-2.New Robbins top, original top frame
-3.Surry suntop. [see photo]
-Sidecurtains: Original , reconditioned, see photo
-Engine: Replaced freeze plugs, timing chain,tensioner,seal. Rear oil seal, lighten flywheel [Bill Bolton]. Rebuilt starter & generator. Stainless steel exhaust . Spin on filter[original included] Car has run on Mobil 1 since 1989 . Alum. Flex fan from Norm Nock. [original included] Spare water pump in boot. Original radiator R&R with sleeved thermostat installed. No over heating problems.
Transmission: Toyota 5 speed with Smitty kit. Original trans. With 22% overdrive included. The Toyota trans allowed for a R&R of original trans.[ Preventative maint.] So the that the car could be driven. I did that with my BJ8. Both trans. use Redline oil.
Tool Kit: Original, unrestored. Verified as correct for this car by Roger Moment

Spectacular 100M from VanDuesen

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Among three Healey 100s that came from the Island for the VanDuesen show was this spectacular, restoration debut, 100M from owner Chris Yarrow.

This is what you could call a factory 100M which was shipped with competition features directly from the factory.

After subsequent purchase from the Daniel Doucette collection alongside a very original XK120, this 100M was restored by Rudi & Company with paint and body work by Coachwerks Automotive Restoration, chrome by Electroshine Metal Refinshers Ltd and upholstery by Tom Steger and Style’s Auto Upholstery.

Devil is in the details and Chris has gone to great lengths to get this car period correct.

New BJ8 Restoration!

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Today we can announce our latest restoration will be this lovely 1967 Austin Healey BJ8 which has been driven and loved by the same owner for 34 years!

The time has come to renew most the systems so the owner can continue to use it rain or shine with no worry.

The car has a striking patina, and original pieces under the newer coats of paint it has had over the years. The original interior and trunk upholstery wasn’t spared from a coat of white or two.

Earl Kagna has instructed us to strip the doors, remove the doors, then the windscreen so we can remove the front fenders and see what we are up against.

It’s just too much fun to check out the Vintage Colour Register book by Donald Pikovnik beforehand and imagine the possibilities!

In The Shop: German BJ8

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We have had quite a few BJ8 Austin Healeys in the shop, but this on is distinctly different as it was delivered new to Germany.

It has numerous detail differences, the most notable being small behive signal lights where the North American federalized cars got the large plastic lights. This is possible with BJ7 fenders and a completely different front shroud with small light beds that would be very difficult to replace.

Other detail differences include rear BJ7 fenders with behives where the reflectors normally are, fitted steering lock, hexagonal wheel nuts and a slightly revised chassis tag that lists the weights.

In the shop: Bugeye Sprite

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Just recently this Austin-Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite surfaced from the deep Cowichan and into our shop. It has recently passed on to a new owner with almost enough pieces to make another car!

Anyhow, it has been outfitted with a roll-bar the stronger 1098cc engine from a Sprite MkI or Midget MkII. This probably indicates some sort of motorsports use, so if anyone has images or knows of a white Bugeye, with red interior and a Brookland Race Windscreen that use to race back in the day please let us know.

The absolute easiest way to distinguish this car is the Fred Deeley badge on the back. Sometime in the 1970s it appears the car was refitted for road use. The original Moto-Lita wheel is a real treat.