You Could Own The Last Austin-Healey Ever Built
25 March 2017 - motor1
It’s heading to auction next month where it could go for as much as £90,000 ($112,345).
Before Austin-Healey closed its doors for good in 1968, one last car rolled off the Abingdon production line. After nearly 50 years, that car will head to auction as part of the Classic Car Auctions' sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. And it's in beautiful condition.
The car in question is a rare 1967 3000 MK III. It wears the chassis number HBJ843025 and was produced on December 21, 1967. It was registered originally to the Donald Healey Motor Company in Warwick with the registration number OAC 656, before it was registered to two other owners, the last of which came in 1972.
An original, right-hand drive example, it's driven just 57,000 miles (91,732 kilometers) since new, and was given a full restoration, including a bare metal respray in Golden Beige Metallic, less than a year ago. It's remained in the same collection of its most previous owner for the past 45 years.