Chassis Number HBJ836293
Engine Number 29KRY410955
Registration JTR 39D
The BMIHT certificate confirms this Austin Healey 3000 MK3 Ph2 was built as an export model on the 13-16th May 1966. Then dispatched 20th May 1966 destined for Boston, Massecuites USA. The Certificate also confirms the car was originally finished in Healey Blue with blue trim and hood.
The car remained in the USA until 1990, before returning home. The new UK owner soon put into motion, conversion to RHD. During this conversion, the car was restored mechanically and cosmetically, the new owner selecting a dark blue over white, which is very attractive, and quite unusual, complemented with the grey leather trim. The original engine remains and this along with the transmission wasn’t neglected at this time, firstly the gearbox being re-built and flywheel lightened, the engine opened up, with new pistons fitted etc. The accompanying history file confirms that the whole engine assembly was balanced along with the lightened flywheel.
. Mix in some traffic and you can just blast past them bathing them in the awesome six-cylinder symphony, whether they enjoy it or not.
Once the above was completed, she was registered for UK road use the V5C showing May 1992. She has been enjoyed by 2 further custodians, our vendor acquiring her in 2016. Not having his own garage, JRT39D has been housed in a neighbours garage. However the time has come that there is only so much kindness one can take, and it is now time for that garage space to be handed back.
Today some 30 years after returning to the UK and having been converted to RHD. The car stands very well and is a hoot to drive on an empty road. Mix in some traffic, and you can just blast past them bathing them in the awesome six-cylinder symphony, whether they enjoy it or not.
As always viewing is by appointment only at our showroom, on the Foxfield’s estate. Which is nestled on the banks of the idyllic River Ribble, rolling hills of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. A stone’s throw from Stonyhurst college, the seat of international learning since 1593. Famed for the setting of JRR Tolkien's trilogy written in 1937 whitest visiting his children, who were at school there.
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