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Registry: 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7



Marie B's 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 – “Big Orange”
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Price: $68,000
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  • 2017 AHCA September Round Up at Mohican State Park Lodge

  • April 1978

  • 2017 AHCA September Round Up at Mohican State Park Lodge

  • 2017 Dayton Concours d'Elegance

“Big Orange”
Purchased in November 1977 from a field. After a winter of drying out in a heated carriage house, where much winter electrical work to repair an abbreviated wiring harness also took place, it was a daily driver from spring 1978 through 1985. At that time, a bare frame restoration was desperately required. Across 24 years, it was restored by my family, as my father felt that setting any sort of schedule would make it work, rather than love.

Being a mechanical engineer, he improved the car with a secondary cold air vent directly into the passenger toebox, a permanent CHMSL, and delightfully comfortable velour upholstery.

The comfort and safety modifications make her a Condition 2 car. During the 2017 show season, she participated in 2 British Car Days, 1 AHCA regional event&show, and the 2017 Dayton Concours d'Elegance Sports Cars to 1963 class. She took 2nd in Class (3000) at the NEOAHC 40th Annual British Swap Meet & Car Show.

More of the story can be read in the May 2012 edition of AHCA's Healey Marque, or at http://bigorangehealey.com

My parents had planned to crisscross North America with her, as much as time, budget, and health would allow, but my father had a catastrophic stoke while she was at the paint shop. The Healeying retirement plans never came to be, as he was fully right-side paralyzed and speechless for the last 7.5 years of his life.

My father unfortunately died in October 2017, and because Healeys can get sit-sick, my mother wants to sell Big Orange to get her back out on the road racking up the miles where she is meant to be. Maintenance and exercise are currently done by myself and Sports Car Preservation LTD.

Serious inquiries are welcome through
http://bigorangehealey.com/new-owner-required/

Vehicle Information

Owner: Marie B   [h103]
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:HBT7L3763
Model Year:1959
Build Date:1959-09-11
Original Colour:Primrose
Current Colour:Orangey-red w/charcoal
Odometer:108,757 miles
Last Updated:2018-04-16 02:57:35

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-04-16 02:57:35

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Nov 1, 1977 Marie B  USA Added to Registry (ID 42118)

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